African Rainbow Capital's strategy is to become a fully integrated diversified financial services business in South Africa.

The initial portfolio construction will focus on both financial services and compelling private equity placements. To this end we will focus on investing in the strategic subsectors (illustrated below) and in opportunities that we believe will deliver exceptional returns through our private equity vehicles primarily.

ARC is a strategic long-term investor with no predefined exit. We invest in businesses that can grow organically or acquisitively and ARC can enable and accelerate this growth by providing funding where necessary.

Initially ARC will be an investment holding company and we provide leadership through our board of directors and a broad network of experienced individuals.

As a black owned and controlled equity partner we endeavour to deliver contributions that would make a lasting difference to South Africa as a whole.

African Rainbow Capital Health

ARC Health is a private investment company, majority owned by ARC and managed by ARC Health Managers. The founders of ARC Health are ARC under the leadership of former Sanlam executives, Johan van Zyl and Johan van der Merwe, and Dewald Dempers, former CEO of AfroCentric Investment Corporation.

Alternative prosperity

Alternative Prosperity is a majority black owned company and offers products and services in Responsible Investment (RI), Transformation (including B-BBEE) and Sustainability. Our offering is designed to cut through legislative minefields and aim to inform progressive thinking around organisational responsibility.

Bravura Group

Founded in 1999, Bravura is a niche independent investment banking and advisory firm with a specific focus on corporate finance, advisory services and financial structuring. Bravura offers astute and sound financial solutions underpinned by an independent and flexible approach, as well as rigorous risk management practices.

Capital Appreciation

Capital Appreciation is a JSE-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company that acquires companies with promising growth potential.

Colourfield Liability Solutions

Colourfield was co-founded by Nick Sennett, Costa Economou and Shaun Levitan in 2010 and today is the largest investment manager of third-party goals-based investment solutions.

Edge Growth

"Our passion is growing your legacy"

Edge Growth is a leading enterprise and supplier development firm which focusses on underlining strategic partnerships that connect business and SME development, commercial leadership, corporate citizenship, and Enterprise Development Strategy (ESD).

Indwe Risk Services

Indwe Risk Services is an independent South African short-term insurance broker that provides personal insurance, business insurance and specialist risk consulting services to private, commercial and corporate clients.

Metrofibre Networx

South Africa’s first globally compliant Carrier Ethernet 2.0 open access fibre network is owned and operated by Metrofibre Networx. It enables internet service providers to offer high-speed internet to their customers.


The Ooba group comprises of companies that provide mortgage originator services that assist home buyers with sourcing bond financing for residential property.

Payprop South Africa

PayProp South Africa is a market-leading residential letting outsourcing business that offers a unique end-to-end rental property management and compliance software platform.

Sinayo Securities

Sinayo Securities (Pty) Ltd ("Sinayo Securities") is a South African, independently owned and managed, broad- based BEE, Member of The Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Sinayo Securities specialises in South African listed company’s equity sales and trading. The firm provides top quality services to institutional investors in South Africa. Sinayo Securities currently boasts a level 1 BEE rating and is majority black women owned.


Squarestone Growth is a private equity partnership that invests in commercial real estate in the United Kingdom.

Val De Vie

Val De Vie is a Polo Village Property Development in Paarl, Western Cape.
This exclusive estate is situated on the banks of the Berg River between Paarl and Franschhoek in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is surrounded by the Simonsberg and Drakenstein Mountains and bordered by vineyards and orchards.