Time to shine for SA's top portfolio companies

By Janice Roberts

Tanya van Lill, SAVCA CEO

Following the astounding success of last year’s inaugural SAVCA Industry Awards, which showcased the high quality of local portfolio companies and their wide-reaching impact, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is making a final call for nominations to the Southern African business community ahead of the upcoming SAVCA Industry Awards.

The ceremony for the SAVCA 2019 Industry Awards, which is proudly sponsored by Investec as lead sponsor and supported by Sanlam Investments, will be held at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg on the 7th of November 2019.

These awards serve as a platform to recognise companies of all sizes within the Southern African region that have prospered from private equity and venture capital investment, and promotes the significant positive impact that these thriving businesses have on job creation, the economy and social development. The success of the SAVCA 2018 Industry Award winners – SweepSouth, Vumatel, and Tsebo Solutions Group in the categories of Best Small, Medium and Large Company, respectively – is testament to this.

“The nominations for this year’s awards were opened at the beginning of August and we are excited to see an influx of high-calibre nominees from which to choose, as we did last year,” says Tanya van Lill, SAVCA CEO.

“Companies can nominate themselves or investors can nominate their investee companies, but entries close on the 23rd of August 2019, so time is running out,” she adds.

Van Lill notes that an exciting new category has been added to this year’s event for start-ups financed by venture capital. “This year, with four award categories ranging from fresh start-ups to large companies, any business that has benefitted from private equity or venture capital investment is eligible to enter,” she concludes.

Visit the SAVCA 2019 Industry Awards website for more information on the criteria or to make your nomination: https://savca.co.za/savca-awards-2019/

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