Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3

Investment criteria

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Target US$150 - 200 Million
Capital Raising
Bridging funding gaps
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Chibuku Products

Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3 (EMP3) is dedicated to providing mezzanine growth, acquisition or replacement capital solutions to mid-market companies in operating East and Southern Africa.  The Fund will invest in a broad spectrum of mezzanine financing instruments, including second lien loans, convertible loans, PIK notes and preference shares.

The Fund recently held its first close at US$102 million, with a target of US$150 million.

EMP 3 aims to address business stakeholders’ needs by developing flexible, innovative and tailored term funding solutions, crafted to suit the unique circumstances of each new investment opportunity.

Mezzanine’s unique attributes enable it to manage differing stakeholder agenda’s (notably, avoiding drags to exit) and to significantly reduce and postpone the effects of shareholder dilution, usually attributable to the raising of growth capital from third parties.

With decades of experience, the multinational African team (based in offices in Nairobi and Johannesburg) is passionately committed to providing the best capital solutions to support and accelerate the growth potential of mid-market businesses operating in its target geographies.

  • Start-ups, early stage
  • Loss-making turnarounds 
  • Alcohol (other than wine and beer)
  • Casinos and gambling
  • Weapons or munitions
  • Non-compliant business: labour, environmental and other relevant laws