Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York City (NY) , ..., U.S.A.
New York City (NY) - Boston Ohio, U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • BioTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services)
SFW provides capital and support to build businesses through management buyouts and growth investments in mid-sized companies. The firm currently manages over $300 million in equity capital and focuses its investment activity on businesses that provide analytical tools and outsourced analytical services. This includes instruments, software and information, and outsourced services that are involved in research, engineering, product development, quality control, diagnostics, process monitoring, marketing or other critical decision-making processes within companies. SFW typically invests from $15 to $75 million of equity in each company. The firm invests in established businesses (including family businesses, public and private companies and corporate division carve-outs) where there is some history of profitability and where the company has a solid position in its core markets.
Experienced private equity professional with an investment banking background. Skilled in the full private equity value chain working with founders and company executives to drive value. Have gained extensive experience as a non-executive director of portfolio companies. CA (SA) registered with the South African Institute Of Chartered Accountants.
Tim is an experienced Private Equity Partner and investment professional with a demonstrated history of leadership and working with digital infrastructure businesses in Africa. Until the middle of 2020 an investment partner at Ethos Private Equity where he spent 9 years. During that time he was responsible for the ICT investment strategy which incorporated both strategies for digital infrastructure and ICT services. Under that responsibility Tim executed investments in Eaton Towers – the first successfully monetised tower business on the continent – and Echo – an asset-light, corporate ISP. An acquisition strategy was driven which saw Echo expand its footprint from South Africa into 8 African countries. Tim also evaluated numerous businesses in the data centre and fibre sectors before his departure. Involved in a number of non-telco industrial business during his time at Ethos. He travelled extensively across Africa and his portfolio operated and invested across 10+ countries in SSA. As an active investor / shareholder he has held non-executive directorships across his investment portfolio as well as being Chairperson of various subcommittees over the years. Prior to Ethos Tim was part of the EMEA TMT advisory team at Macquarie Capital, based in Johannesburg, SA.Tim holds a Master of Finance degree from INSEAD and is a CFA Charterholder. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town.Experienced Private Equity Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry across SSA.