Founded in 1984, Ethos pioneered South African private equity, concluding the first private equity-led acquisitions in the country.
Ethos is pursuing a growth vision; evolving from being the leading private equity manager in South Africa to becoming the leading alternative asset manager in Africa. As such, since 2016 Ethos has launched a Mid Market Fund, a Mezzanine Fund, and an Ai Fund.
Furthermore, in 2016, Ethos launched Ethos Capital, a permanent capital vehicle listed on the JSE, designed to offer investors long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of unlisted investments managed by Ethos.
Ethos seeks to leverage its understanding of all sub-Saharan African markets to target companies best positioned to benefit from the region’s unique growth dynamics. As an active investor, Ethos has capitalised on its experience of owning businesses across a variety of investment, economic and political cycles to maximise value post-investment and generate superior returns.
Echo falls under the Ethos Mid Market Fund, managed by an exceptional team.