We don’t manage investment funds that belong to other people or institutions which means that every investment we make is very personal to us. We have no required exit strategy when it comes to our partners so we think long term, and we build businesses with partners who have a compelling long-term vision.
We’ve been accused of being a little old fashioned because of our strong personal relationships with all our partners . . . We don’t only share in their business successes and challenges but also in their life events – like our partners’ weddings, the births of their children, deaths in their families and even second marriages. Relationships are important to us.
We work very hard and are very successful at integrating all our partners with one another in terms of business opportunities and sharing access to one another’s markets. To date, our portfolio of companies has opened up markets to one another to the value of over R500 million. Many investment companies talk about this but Partner Elite actually gets it right.