John van Wyk

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Partner: Private Equity



“Rising disposable income and growing democratisation underpin the investment world’s renewed belief in Africa.”

Growth markets offer significant investment opportunities as they evolve into the economic mainstream and it was the desire to be at the heart of the action that led John to Actis. Following nine years with Ethos Private Equity, he joined us in 2004 to establish Actis as a significant private equity investor on the continent.

John is Head of Africa for the Private Equity Business and sits on the Private Equity Investment Committee. He has extensive experience in the private equity industry and has been involved in managing some of the largest deals in South Africa, including Vlisco, Actom, Savcio and the RTT Group. Prior to Ethos, John spent four years working in corporate finance. He holds degrees in Commerce and Accountancy from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a Chartered Accountant.