In the Nguni languages, NkosiKAZI in its purest/original form is a word meaning Queen, derived from the word Nkosi (King). KAZI is a suffix that means “Greater Than” and is used to change a reference from Male to Female, symbolising the prominent and elevated status of women in leadership and all facets of the African community.
There is also a greater recognition that increased level of diversity in the economy through the advancement and participation of women leads to sustainable economic growth and development. Being a 100% black female owned and managed investment firm, Kazi Capital subscribes to these principles of inclusion and we seek to bring the “Greater Than” effect to our portfolio investments and partnerships, for the creation of value for our stakeholders.
Buyisiwe is the Co-Founder and Managing Executive at Kazi Capital. She has 16 years of investment banking and private equity experience, a bulk of which was attained at Investec Corporate Finance as an advisor and Kazi Capital as an investment executive.
During Buyisiwe’s 11 year tenor at Investec, she advised on a number of M&A and B-BBEE transactions for a very diverse client base (listed and unlisted) with a total value in excess of R25 billion. Her journey into Private Equity and Fund Management started at Heritage Capital, a fund manager she co-founded in 2015, raising a fund and investing growth capital in mid-cap sized businesses.
Kazi Capital is a credible and experienced team with over 20 years of investment banking, corporate finance, B-BBEE advisory, investment origination, execution and management experience as well as an in-depth understanding of investment fundamentals in the alternatives asset class.
Kazi Capital seeks to invest in companies within its target sectors that display the following characteristics: