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Background

VPB was the first dedicated professional Private Equity Fund Manager in Botswana. Founded in 2002, VPB is the largest and leading Private Equity fund manager in Botswana, with a firm and disciplined approach to Private Equity investing.

The investment team combines domestic Private Equity investment skills with the experience of managing international and regional Private Equity capital.

VPB will form and manage its third private equity fund (VPBIII). The fund will make significant minority equity and equity related investments in companies located in the SADC region.

Botswana offers the tremendous opportunities of a consistent growth economy with a sound legal framework, fiscal policies, regulatory regime and the infrastructure of a middle income country. Botswana has demonstrated an advanced level of accountability. enforcing strong corporate governance and maintaining transparency and efficiency in its capital market while maintaining the highest sovereign grade rating in Africa.

Additionally, VPB manages the VPB Namibia Growth Fund, it was established in May 2010 as a 10-year closed-end fund. The Fund provides capital for the purpose of investing by way of equity risk capital into private sector companies in Namibia. The objectives of the Fund are to among others

  • Invest funds in such a way as to make a tangible and visible contribution to the Namibian economy;
  • Generate acceptable long-term returns for the investors;
  • Support the creation of social and economic up-liftment in Namibia.

Value Proposition

  • Independent Private Equity Fund manager
  • Regional knowledge base and strong regional relationships
  • Strong transaction origination capability
  • Value creation for all stakeholders