About Us

Company Overview

Nesa Capital is a black owned and managed alternative investment manager founded in 2012 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nesa Capital focuses on unique investment opportunities in South and Southern Africa.

Our name is derived from the Sotho word Neša which means “to bring the rain”. As our name suggests, Nesa Capital believes in being the catalyst for cultivating long term growth and value for our clients through the various services and products we offer.

Our team of highly experienced, entrepreneurial and committed professionals have comprehensive experience in:

Our intellectual capital, innovative fundamentals based investment strategies and risk management policies translate into investment products that provide our investors with exposure to alternative asset classes that offer attractive risk adjusted returns.

Nesa Capital’s portfolio of alternative investment funds are suitable for corporate and institutional investors, family offices, private clients and advisors seeking an experienced management team with a track record for preserving capital and generating real term financial and social returns.

Nesa Capital is a registered financial services provider (FSP No.: 45930).

Capability Statement

Why Nesa Capital? What does this mean?
A highly experienced team

Our executive team is comprised of professionals with experience in originating, structuring, executing trading strategies and transactions. The team is supported by our non-executive advisory board which brings a wealth of experience and skill in private equity, corporate finance and capital raising as well as impact investing.

We ensure that each transaction is executed by our senior team, ensuring a “hands on approach”, high quality of work delivery and active management.

Exclusive research, deal origination and fund management

We focus on proprietary research and investment strategy generation that will identify strategic opportunities for our investors. Our focus is on long term sustainable value creation for our clients.

Strong BBBEE credentials

Being black owned and managed, we understand the importance of BBBEE for the growth of the mainstream economy.

We have advised both BBBEE companies and companies seeking a BBBEE partner and our experience in the structuring and capital raising for BBBEE transactions, as well as providing sustainable scorecard optimisation solutions, positions us well to assist our clients to extract the best long term value from BBBEE.

Strong finance raising capability

We are firmly entrenched in the South African debt capital and equity markets and through our distribution function, can access appropriate pockets of liquidity from a wide range of funders. Furthermore, we have an established network of local and international capital providers ranging from impact investment funds, philanthropic foundations and DFIs to institutional investors and family offices.

Our Values

Nesa Capital values encapsulate the ESG principals of Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds act:


Executive Team

Percy Ying

Percy Ying, CFA, CA (SA)
Managing Director

In 2013 Percy co-founded and oversaw the successful launch of the Nesa Enterprise Development Fund a social impact investment fund aimed at alleviating poverty through the support of job creation by SMMEs.

Percy Ying

Kerry Colley
Group Financial Director

Kerry previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Amecor Limited, a South African JSE listed electronics company. Kerry joined Nesa Capital in 2017 as the group financial director.

Advisory Board

Israel Skosana

Israel Skosana II, MBA
Non-Executive Chairman

Israel is the firm’s executive chairman and chairs various funds’ credit committees.

Dhrupal Amin

Dhrupal Amin, CA (SA)

Druphal is an early to medium stage Private Equity investor and is CEO of Dhara Impact partners, a company he founded in 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Thembeka Machaba

Thembeka Machaba

Thembeka (Thembi) Machaba has over 18 years of experience in the Human Resources and Organization Effectiveness field. Thembi holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics and Industrial Psychology from the University of Kwazulu-Natal.