About Us

Consistently challenging. Always invested.

At Transaction Capital, we are catalysts of unconventional potential. We invest in and operate high-potential businesses in markets with historically low levels of client service and trust. This gives us untapped opportunities for disruption, innovation, and high returns.


Our businesses apply their experience, specialised expertise, technology, and data advantages to provide competitive and innovative solutions in order to deliver outstanding commercial benefits to clients and to drive the positive and progressive transformation of their industries. This approach enables the group to consistently generate strong financial rewards for our stakeholders.


Our pioneering spirit leads us to unchartered territories, but we don’t go there blindly. We have a team of expert, entrepreneurial, and significantly co-invested professionals who relentlessly challenge the status quo and work tirelessly to scale and grow our unique, multi-layered businesses. Our businesses are resilient, agile, and strategically built to be relevant and adaptive to the socio-economic dynamics in their operating environments.


Our group is connected by a common thread of entrepreneurship and integrity. This forms the foundation of our culture which filters into each of our businesses, giving us the ability to respond effectively and ethically to complex market dynamics. Merging this entrepreneurial drive with collaboration enables us to create net positive socio-economic returns with long-lasting shared value outcomes.

Executive

David
Hurwitz

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: April 2012

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Sean
Doherty

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: June 2019

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Mark
Herkovits

Chief Investment Officer

Appointed: January 2014

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Jonathan
Jawno

Executive Director

Appointed: March 2003

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Michael
Mendelowitz

Executive Director

Appointed: March 2003

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Roberto
Rossi

Executive Director

Appointed: September 2003

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Non - Executive

Christopher
Seabrooke

Chairman, Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: April 2009

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Buhle
Hanise

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: June 2019

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Suresh
Kana

Lead Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2020

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Albertinah
Kekana

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2021

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Ian
Kirk

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2020

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Kuben
Pillay

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: September 2016

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Diane
Radley

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2018

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Sharon
Wapnick

Independent
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2020

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Overview

Transaction Capital continued to make significant strategic progress during the year. This was underpinned by its swift and agile responses to the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19, its conservative approach to capital management, the defensive characteristics of its divisions’ market sectors, and their deliberate positioning in relation to socioeconomic dynamics. Together, these factors position the group for even greater relevance in a post-COVID-19 environment.

Organic Growth

Leverage specialised capabilities at group and divisional level to develop industry solutions that deepen vertical integration, driving good commercial returns and meaningful social impact.

Apply these competencies to create new positions within adjacent and new market segments, and new geographies to drive organic growth.

Capital Management

Maintain conservative capital management approach by accessing and deploying capital optimally and efficiently.

Apply an investment approach that emphasises exhaustive due diligence investigation, data analysis and risk quantification to add value to the design and implementation of operational strategy.

Organic Growth

Leverage specialised capabilities at group and divisional level to develop industry solutions that deepen vertical integration, driving good commercial returns and meaningful social impact.

Apply these competencies to create new positions within adjacent and new market segments, and new geographies to drive organic growth.

Capital Management

Maintain conservative capital management approach by accessing and deploying capital optimally and efficiently.

Apply an investment approach that emphasises exhaustive due diligence investigation, data analysis and risk quantification to add value to the design and implementation of operational strategy.

Risk Management

Prevent the destruction of stakeholder value by ensuring risk is kept within tolerance levels through deliberate planning, arranging and controlling of activities and resources to minimise the negative impact of risks, and maximise potential opportunities associated with risk.

Data Tech & Analytics

Leverage data, technology and analytics to scale and support highly competitive and efficient operating platforms that deliver sustainable and profitable growth.

Generate in-depth insights from the continuous collection and analysis of diverse, accurate and valuable data sets
to enable precise decision-making and proactive risk management.

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Risk Management

Prevent the destruction of stakeholder value by ensuring risk is kept within tolerance levels through deliberate planning, arranging and controlling of activities and resources to minimise the negative impact of risks, and maximise potential opportunities associated with risk.

Data Tech & Analytics

Leverage data, technology and analytics to scale and support highly competitive and efficient operating platforms that deliver sustainable and profitable growth.

Generate in-depth insights from the continuous collection and analysis of diverse, accurate and valuable data sets
to enable precise decision-making and proactive risk management.

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Acquisitive growth

Target quality assets in focused market segments, in line with defined acquisition criteria, to enhance the specialised capabilities, growth prospects and value of divisions.

People

Maintain best practice governance standards, led by a board with skills relevant to the group’s strategy and markets.

Identify, assess, develop and partner with entrepreneurial, innovative and experienced founders, owners and managers of businesses.

Develop, engage and reward employees and executives to engender an entrepreneurial, high-performance, ethical and inclusive culture.

Acquisitive growth

Target quality assets in focused market segments, in line with defined acquisition criteria, to enhance the specialised capabilities, growth prospects and value of divisions.

People

Maintain best practice governance standards, led by a board with skills relevant to the group’s strategy and markets.

Identify, assess, develop and partner with entrepreneurial, innovative and experienced founders, owners and managers of businesses.

Develop, engage and reward employees and executives to engender an entrepreneurial, high-performance, ethical and inclusive culture.

Shareholders and Funders

  • Shareholders: Quality earnings growth and capital appreciation even in difficult economic conditions.
  • Funders: Reliable risk adjusted returns.
  • Measurable ESE impact.

Employees

  • Fair remuneration and benefits, including access to wellness and support services.
  • Career progression within a growing group.
  • A positive and inspiring work environment.
  • Safe working conditions.
  • Being part of an organisation that delivers net positive socioeconomic returns.

Clients

  • Access to products and services that are innovative, cost-effective and differentiated, delivered through efficient operational infrastructure driven by technology and augmented with rich data insights that help to secure their profitability and the sustainability of their industries.
  • A trusted and respected partner with an ethical and responsible approach to doing business.

Regulators

  • A compliant and supportive sector participant.
  • A committed partner in achieving transformational and developmental objectives.