Brentwood Nexus South Africa
Founded in 2008, BrentwoodNexus evolved as a private equity firm based and headquartered in the UK (Global) and South Africa (Africa).
The firm prefers to invest in growth-stage companies through buyouts, M & As (MBI and MBO) – ECM PE and the DCM, PCM, SCM, participating in the structured debt capital market.
BrentwoodNexus seeks to invest in business products, business services, consumer products, consumer services, financial services, resources, information technology, healthcare, hospitality, energy, manufacturing, infrastructure, big data, e-commerce, blockchain, industrials and technology-based sectors in the United States and Europe.
We are a highly focused and purpose-driven investment house.
To generate strong, sustainable long-term returns and growth for our partners, investors, associates and their families, along with positive social impact that benefits our shareholders, stakeholders and society.
Our Investment Focus
We invest into private and public equities, credit and sovereign investment partnerships with global family offices and institutional investors through limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and investment special-purpose companies (ISPCs). We invest on behalf of our investors, partners, management, associates and shareholders in private equity, listed equity and credit opportunities.
We acquire mid- and large-cap companies in Europe, North America and Africa. For this process, we apply impactful, transformational buy-and-build and growth strategies. These strategies enable such businesses to become global market leaders in their specific sector, putting sustainability at the heart of their business. To that end, we have developed a sustainable, impactful concept designed tool whereby we quantify, monitor and improve our portfolio of companies’ social and environmental contribution and direct impact and compact. Compact – agreements among parties on matters in which they have a common concern/alignment. We aim for long-term growth.
With buy-ins, Brentwood Nexus partners with talented entrepreneurs who run mid-sized companies. Drawing on 42 years’ experience in this segment, we support them with a practical, customised, sustainable approach as they navigate their accelerated growth and confront their strategic challenges. We take a mid-to-long-term perspective and build partnerships that create sustainable value for all stakeholders with a strong focus on social and environmental contribution and direct impact and compact. We aim to grow our return four times.
We target high-growth profitable companies globally that are benefitting from digital transformation and are disrupting the traditional value chain in their industry sector. With our team’s collective experience, we leverage and focus on building leading digital businesses with high strategic value. We generally commit alongside the founders, in a partnership of trust and commitment. Many of these digital businesses are vested in industries relating to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). 4IR is a way of describing the blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital and biological worlds. It's a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the internet of things (IoT), virtual reality, 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing and other technologies. The 4IR represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technological advances in proportion to those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions. These types of businesses have the potential to bring true alpha.
Meet the Team
Adriaan has more than 40 years of deep, entrenched experience in corporate banking, investment fund management and the investment industry at executive level. He is a seasoned corporate banker specialising in structured finance and agri-funding in the fund environment, LLPs (en commandité), fund of funds, equity funds, feeder funds, gearing, senior and junior debt distribution, equity distribution and risk management in funding, bonds, derivatives, notes and property development. He excelled in areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate structured funding – structured debt, junior and senior debt, and/or equity or quasi-equity and securitisation. Adriaan is passionate about unique, intricate off-balance-sheet funding structures for large corporates, as well as asset-backed-based funding models for various funders/funds and offshore structures in club deals. He has strong experience in tax-exempt pooled investments that consist solely of assets for retirement, pensions, profit sharing, structured bonuses and other trusts which have a very strong historical value in retirement planning globally.
A management professional with more than 30 years’ extensive experience in the IT and telecommunications industry. He also has extensive expertise in the food and hospitality industry, owning various restaurants and franchises. As an expert in developing and implementing strategies, operating model development, technology strategy, sales strategy development, revenue growth, business turnaround, performance improvement, change management and target attainment, Marius excelled in various enterprise executive roles. As a tactical management specialist with a purposeful approach toward diverse situational challenges during periods of both recession and growth, Marius has a proven track record in successfully delivering leadership projects for the betterment of his employer. He has exceptional people management skills and the ability to effectively motivate, inspire and lead multicultural teams. He appropriately engages at all levels within an organisation and positively liaises with staff, stakeholders and clients, ensuring clarity of organisational goals and open communication channels at all times. Marius has a very strong background in re-engineering and turnaround strategies in various businesses, resulting in improved profitability and effectiveness of processes. He also has expertise in managing businesses remotely, outside the borders of South Africa.