The 2nd DealMakers Pathfinders Networking Event
This platinum networking event was launched to serve as a platform for networking among young M&A professionals. A space to create new connections, broaden your network and gain valuable exposure.
A special thank you to Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, our wonderful hosts for the night and Dr Zuko Kubukeli, our guests speaker, who provided our audience with great insights and produced much laughter as he regaled us with his stories.
Date Wednesday 29 March 2023
Time 17h00 – 20h30
Venue CDH, Johannesburg
Marylou Greig | DealMakers
Quintin Honey | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Dr Zuko Kubukeli | PAPE Funds
Our Guest speaker was Dr Zuko Kubukeli - CEO and Principal at PAPE Funds
Zuko started his career in private equity and fund management in 2002 at Brait, and in 2006 joined Pan-African Capital Holdings (PACH) as a director and principal responsible for strategy and investments. The PACH investment holding company has been built up to NAV in excess of ZAR500m since 2006 at an IRR of 38%.
In late 2008, Zuko was mandated by the PACH board to build a private equity team and extend the PACH balance sheet by setting up a captive fund that would co-invest alongside PACH. By mid-June 2009, PAPE Fund 1 was capitalised by PACH and RMB Ventures at ZAR250m. The fund was fully invested in September 2012 and in October 2012 PAPE Fund 2 was capitalised at ZAR300m on the same funding basis. Zuko is the sponsor of Fund 3, is the key originator of deals, a member of the PAPE Fund 3 Investment Committee and a key individual of the fund. Zuko is based in the PAPEfunds Bryanston office and is responsible for strategy and oversight, and serves on the investment committee.