Ecsponent Limited (JSE:ECS)
Ecsponent Limited (JSE:ECS) is an African financial services group diversified by its operational footprint and the spread of industries in which it invests. The group’s focus is on quality investments in niche industries with innovative value propositions that have high barriers to entry.
Operationally, the Ecsponent group creates wealth by investing in companies that offer a range of niche financial services in South Africa and Africa, offering targeted investment services, credit solutions and enterprise development initiatives that improve financial inclusion for SMEs. The group balances the short-term cash generative operational activities through its Equity Holdings business unit, which invests in listed and private equity with a longer-term investment horizon.
Since inception, the group has expanded through a combination of substantial organic growth and a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, its an African financial services group with core activities in four African countries and a spread of investments across multiple territories, currencies and investment sectors. The group's investment mix and experienced management team has built a strong track record through organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate actions since 2010:
Consistent management team with proven deal-making ability
Focused approach on niche opportunities, underpinned by financial services
Consistent high-growth of assets