Private equity on the JSE: How Ethos Capital is blurring the lines

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Ethos Capital CEO Peter Hayward-Butt.
Ethos Capital CEO Peter Hayward-Butt.
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For the past five years, one listed company has managed the relatively unusual local feat of bringing private equity and listed shares together. Traditionally, private equity and listed companies stayed in their lanes – with JSE investors sticking to known listed companies, while less risk-averse investors, with a longer investment horizon, looked at the private markets, including private equity.

But the listing of Ethos Capital - a spin-off from a leading SA private equity firm, Ethos - has blurred the lines.

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