Further Update on the Proposed Transactions - Establishment of the API Capital Fund
AFRICAN PHOENIX INVESTMENTS LIMITED
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration number 1946/021193/06)
Ordinary share code: AXL ISIN: ZAE000221370
Hybrid instrument code: AXLP ISIN: ZAE000221388
(“African Phoenix” or “the Company”)
FURTHER UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS – ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
API CAPITAL FUND
Shareholders are referred to the announcements released on SENS on 7 September 2018,
18 February 2019, 15 March 2019, 20 March 2019, 26 March 2019, 29 March 2019, 4 April 2019
and 5 April 2019 and to the Circular distributed to Shareholders on 18 February 2019. Terms
defined in the Circular shall, unless otherwise stated, bear the same meaning in this
As set out in the 'Results of General Meeting' announcement released on SENS on
20 March 2019, all the resolutions proposed at the General Meeting relating to the Proposed
Transactions, including the resolutions relating to the BFM Structure, were adopted by the
requisite majority of Shareholders. Shareholders are advised that payment of the initial capital
commitment of R500 million to the API Capital Fund which consists of (i) an initial capital
contribution of R10 000 was made on 4 April 2019 (being the investment date) and (ii) the
payment of the balance of the initial capital commitment of R499.99 million (pursuant to a capital
call notice from the General Partner) was made on 7 May 2019, as envisaged in the Circular.
Consequently, the API Capital Fund has now been established.
9 May 2019
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
About the API Capital Fund
African Phoenix’s investment objective, through the API Capital Fund, the en commandite
partnership constituted in terms of the Partnership Agreement, is to invest in a diversified portfolio
of underlying investments which will provide its Shareholders with superior long-term returns. The
API Capital Fund will provide African Phoenix (as the Limited Partner) with exposure to a range of
sectors and the API Capital Fund's Investment Policy may be implemented through a variety of
types of financial instruments. In order to meet its short-term liquidity requirements and maximise
the return on its unutilised cash, surplus cash in the API Capital Fund will be invested in a
portfolio of cash investments.
The API Capital Fund will evaluate new investment opportunities taking into consideration, inter
• the nature of the acquisition: the API Capital Fund is seeking to acquire control, or
• size of investments: the API Capital Fund shall not, as a general rule, target investments
of less than R80 million or, as a general rule, investments of greater than R250 million;
• equity returns: the ability of the investment to deliver a targeted equity IRR of 25%; and
• portfolio balance: the intention is to achieve a balanced portfolio of predominantly South
African unlisted assets.
For further information on the Investment Policy and Fund Mandate, see Annexures 6 and 7 to
Shareholders are advised that pursuant to the establishment of the API Capital Fund, the API
Capital Fund is actively pursuing investment opportunities in line with the Investment Policy and
Fund Mandate as approved by Shareholders.
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