About Adansonia
PE Opportunities LIMITED

The Company evaluates investment decisions with the aim to deliver a total USD portfolio return of at least 12,5% per annum above the annual change in the United States Consumer Price Index. 

The Directors of APEO are Rudolf Pretorius, Brendon Jones, Brett Childs, James Henry and Adriaan van Wyk. The Directors sit on the boards and investment committees of a number of international Private Equity Funds and International Holding companies operating mainly in Africa and in diverse sectors including:

  • Agro - Processing
  • Logistics
  • Financial Services
  • Mining
  • Commodity Trading
  • FMCG
  • Software Development
  • Property Development

Through their day to day involvement on the Boards of these companies and their networks, the Directors are exposed to investment opportunities, which they pursue in a structured fashion via APEO.

These investment opportunities, generally take the following forms:

  • Commitments to regulated Private Equity Funds, generally with an African focus. In some cases co-investment rights can be negotiated, thereby avoiding management fees and carried interest
  • Direct investments into third party Private Equity Fund portfolio companies (some of whom may be listed), again avoiding management fees and carried interest charged to investors
  • Secondary investments into Private Equity Funds where an existing investor may need urgent liquidity, and the transaction is typically priced to take account of future carried interest and management fees
  • Growth and replacement capital to investment or corporate holding companies (some of whom may be listed) where the Directors have board representation or significant influence.

All investments by APEO are only executed with the expressed prior permission of the relevant target’s Board or Investment Committee to deal with potential conflicts of interest, if and when they exist.

Investment Committee Profiles

Rudolf Pretorius

Brendon Jones


James Henry

Brett Childs

Adriaan Van Wyk

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Brendon Jones

brendon.jones@adansoniaholdings.com / +230 5 250 2791

Rudolf Pretorius

rudolf.pretorius@adansoniaholdings.com / +230 5 970 0240

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