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Summit Africa Achieves Final Close on its First Private Equity Fund


6 September 2021

Johannesburg, South Africa

Summit Africa is pleased to announce the successful final close of its impact-focused private equity fund, Summit Private Equity Fund I (SPEF I), surpassing its initial target with total commitments of R1.6 billion (US$115 million).

This achievement is a significant milestone for Summit Africa, as the fund received commitments from nine leading institutional investors in South Africa, as well as a prominent UK Development Finance Institution. As of now, approximately 20% of SPEF I's capital has been deployed in three investments within South Africa, with a fourth investment soon to be finalized.

Tomi Amosun, the Managing Partner of Summit Africa, said: “The fund is grateful for the support and commitments received towards the final close. This successful close demonstrates the strength of Summit Africa’s investment platform, team, and our fully-integrated ESG and impact strategy. For private equity investors, the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of ensuring long-term social sustainability. To this end, the fund will target investments in the healthcare, education, financial services, and ICT services sectors in the Common Monetary Area. It will focus on partnerships that can create jobs and improve access, quality, and affordability within the target sectors. This firmly aligns the fund to the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the South African government’s National Development Plan.”

Summit Africa was founded in 2016 and is a specialist black-owned and managed investment manager and licensed Financial Services Provider (FSP).

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