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africa on the

move

Structuring Today Strengthening Tomorrow


Siyavaya


arise and shine africa


Harith Harith Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd (Harith) was established in 2007 with the objective

The Chief Executive Officer of Harith, Tshepo Mahloele, has over 15 years

of managing infrastructure investments across the African continent. Harith’s

experience in the financial services sector, having previously worked for the PIC’s

goal is to provide “superior returns to investors” while at the same time “doing

domestic private equity arm, the Isibaya fund, the Development Bank of Southern

good for the African continent”. Harith believes that Africa is “the last frontier” of

Africa, and the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

emerging markets to achieve superior returns for risk capital. Supported by a highly experienced staff of 30 people, covering all disciplines The name Harith is a North African word with a dual meaning - ‘plough’ and

required to achieve its goal, Harith is well placed to attract private capital that

‘protector’. Harith sees itself as ploughing the African continent and planting

contributes to the development of the continent.

the seeds of much needed infrastructure, whilst protecting the interests of its investors.

Harith has representative offices in Mauritius, Tunisia and Ghana. In its short existence, Harith has already been awarded the “Infrastructure Fund of the Year”

Headquartered in Sandton, South Africa, the shareholding of Harith is spread between the Public Investment Corporation Ltd (PIC), Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Ltd, Absa Bank Ltd trading as Absa Capital (Absa Capital) and the management of Harith.

award in two successive years (2009 and 2010) by Africa Investor.


Our Goal

Fund Information

Harith intends to advance its vision of being “the leading fund manager for

FUND STRUCTURE

infrastructure investments on the African continent by delivering superior

First Close

14 September 2007

Second Close

31 March 2009

Legal Entity

Vesting Trust

Nature

Closed

Tenure

15 Years

Committed Capital

USD 630 Million

returns for all stakeholders�. Harith seeks to become the partner of choice through establishing an influential and active network of strategic relationships across the African continent. To this end, Harith will exceed delivery expectations for quality, responsiveness and value to all stakeholders.

Funds under Management

INVESTMENT CRITERIA Investment Class

Primarily Equity

Investment Interest

Minority, with substantial influence

Investment Limits

15% Single Entity 20% Country

Harith is the fund manager of Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF), one of the largest African focused private equity funds, with a mandate to invest in private infrastructure development projects in Africa.

30% Sector Investment Sectors

Information Communications and Technology Transport

There are 10 African investor participants in PAIDF, comprising state pension

Power and Energy

funds, top investment banks and financial institutions, and leading development

Water and Sanitation

finance institutions.


PAIDF PAIDF is governed by a Board of Trustees. Sub-committees include an Investment Committee, an Audit and Risk Committee and a Conflicts Committee. Both independent and non-independent members serve at all levels. PAIDF plays a vital role in providing a financial platform for Africa’s economic growth which is being undermined by its lack of adequate infrastructure. Harith is targeting a minimum 15% rate of return for investors in PAIDF. Harith intends building up minority interests in investments and then exiting these investments through listing, selling to strategic investors or selling to majority shareholders. Social and development spin-offs are also being sought.

Investment Team The investment team is led by the Chief Investment Officer, Alwyn Wessels, who spent over 10 years in the infrastructure division at Absa Capital prior to joining Harith. The team comprises 9 individuals, with an average experience of 13 years, and a combined experience of over 100 years.

Investment Strategy PAIDF is governed by a Board of Trustees. Sub-committees include an Investment Committee, an Audit and Risk Committee and a Conflicts Committee. Both independent and non-independent members serve at all levels. PAIDF plays a vital role in providing a financial platform for Africa’s economic growth which is being undermined by its lack of adequate infrastructure. Harith is targeting a minimum 15% rate of return for investors in PAIDF. Harith intends building up minority interests in investments and then exiting these investments through listing, selling to strategic investors or selling to majority shareholders. Social and development spin-offs are also being sought.


The portfolio under management (aggregating 42.93% of PAIDF) comprises six investments, namely an oil-field service operating out of Nigeria, an African focused independent power producer, a West Coast undersea cable, a GSM operator in Kenya, a terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure company operating out of South Africa, and an airport in Tunisia.

Risk Management Harith operates on the basis of sound, transparent and fiscally responsible principles to protect investor interests and assets, whilst staying within the mandated objectives. Harith applies international best practice processes, procedures and strategies. Notably, Harith has a unique understanding of African risks and applies a strategic approach to risk management.

Corporate Governance Harith is governed by a Board of Directors, assisted by an Audit and Risk Committee, a Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, and a Nominations Committee. The Board structure is unitary, and comprises both executive and non-executive directors.


Structuring Today Strengthening Tomorrow

www.harith.co.za info@harith.co.za No. 1 Chislehurston 33 Impala Road Chislehurston Sandton 2146

South Africa Pule Molebeledi Tunisia Souleymane Keita Ghana Ernest Nyarko

+27 11 384 4000 +27 76 455 9197 +27 73 039 4361

HARITH CORPORATE BROCHURE  

HARITH CORPORATE BROCHUREB 2012 DESIGNED AND PUBLISHED BY IWW LATERAL APPLICATIONS

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