Matasis was co-founded by Manne Dipico and Zahid Faqui-Dawood, as a BEE investment vehicle aimed at meaningful participation in the South African economy. Ownership of Matasis was then expanded to include other Broad-Based Black investors.
It invests, structures and raises funding for management and leveraged buy outs, as well as strategic Black Economic Empowerment transactions
Since inception, It has participated in a number of key transactions, principally in the Natural Resources and Allied Industries.
Matasis’ investment strategy is to seek out successful investee companies where; it can add significant value through direct involvement, the rationale for the partnership is rooted in a genuine embrace of the transformation agenda, and the target company primarily, but not exclusively, operates in BEE sensitive markets.