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South African private equity 1K1V goes into the fintech sector for the 1st time

For its fifth investment in Africa, private equity firm One Thousand One Voice (1K1V) targeted @Pay, a South Africa based fintech, which serves as a bridge between the unbanked and the sophisticated financial institutions in the continent.

Thanks to “@Pay’s platform used by many firms, its clients can pay their bills at large retail centres using any payment method.

The financial details of this investment have not been provided but, in the African portfolio of 1K1V, @Pay joins its South African peers Redsun Dried Fruit & Nuts, Beefmaster, SanLei and HEPSA.

1K1V’s stated their strategy is to invest between $10 million and $14 million in firms with positive cash flow able to generate over $2 million of EBITDA.

Source: Ecofin Agency

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