BEE deal for Imbewu and Isegen

2008-01-08 00:00

Imbewu Capital Partners, a private equity and investment holding company based in KZN, has acquired a 15% shareholding in Isegen in a Black Economic Empowerment transaction.

Isegen is a wholly owned South African chemical manufacturing company based in Durban, with factories in Isipingo, Umgeni and Germiston in Gauteng.

The company is the only local manufacturer of phthalic anhydride and maleic anhydride, as well as plasticisers for the PPV industry and a range of food acidulants, which are exported worldwide to 50 countries.

The business was purchased from Dow Chemicals in 2003 and the initial investors and shareholders — Jonathan Goldberg, Robert Fowlds, Paul Tack and Mark Holtes — were supported by Brait Private Equity.

Recently, Brait sold their shareholding to Nedbank Capital Private Equity. The initial shareholders also sold some of their equity to Imbewu Capital Partners to allow the company to invest in Isegen as a BEE partner.

The original management shareholders are all still heavily invested in Isegen.

Robert Fowlds, Isegen MD, said: "Brait believed in us from the beginning and stood by the management and shareholders. We worked very well together and I am very pleased that Brait was successful at Isegen."

The sale of the shares was entrusted to Imara Corporate Finance. Their operation covered bids from 21 different entities. The sale of a significant portion of equity to Imbewu Capital Partners was welcomed by Jonathan Goldberg, the chairman of Isegen and one of the leading experts in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa.

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