Crystal Partners, a newly launched female-owned and led South African investments entity, wants to be the premier choice partner for global and local companies seeking to establish and expand their footprint on the African continent.
The investment firm has appointed sixteen specialists to seek agriculture, energy, technology & innovation, health, and mining opportunities.
The company has been established as the Alternative Investment arm of the Sandton-based pan-African diversified investment company Beryl Group, focusing on proprietary investments. It holds equity interests in a balanced portfolio of medium and large capitalised companies spanning three core sectors: Logistics and Rail, Coal, and Financial Services.
Crystal Partners has a high-calibre team whose hallmark is sealed by excellence and a culture of results-driven execution.
The majority female-owned investment firm is led by Dr Keitumetse Mothibeli, and Tumediso Lobelo, who is an authority in business development and is a digital innovation advocate, as well as Kgomotso Motshidi, who amongst other highlights is a technologist, entrepreneur, and strategist of note.
“As the CEO of Crystal Partners, I understand that this is an opportunity for us to answer a call for devoted, principled, and effective leadership in Africa. Leadership that is focused on strategy, integrity, excellence, and execution.,” said Dr Mothibeli.
“The aim is to provide business leadership that will have a positive social impact on the African continent and the world”.
Crystal Partners aims to become a marketplace leader through sustainable innovation and creativity by building a diverse and transformative business platform across various sectors
Lobelo said the establishment of Crystal Partners “strengthens and redefines the women-owned narrative in high barriers to entry sectors”.
In addition to Crystal Partners being majority black female-owned, it is also important to note that the broader team comprises some individuals from other parts of the continent.
Part of Crystal Partners’ mission is to generate new and diversified business in existing market sectors and harness and increase business growth through well-matched partnerships with a focus on business longevity.
The company said it is well on its way to bring this to fruition with various discussions with already established partnerships with companies like Dovetail and Ecoan Engineering.
“It is undeniable that Africa is the next frontier in terms of growth and entrepreneurial development – that is why it is timely for Crystal Partners to cement its place in the market,” said Motshidi.