African Dawn Capital Limited. JSE:ADW

Afdawn shares

Background of Afdawn

  • Established in 1998 as a micro finance business, African Dawn Capital Ltd. (Afdawn)
    was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) Alternative Exchange (AltX)
    in 2004, after it diversified into micro finance, structure property finance and debtor
    discounting. Afdawn share price took a hit in 2009 due to a collapse in property markets in South Africa, and the company’s performance was further hampered by the discovery of financial fraud and mismanagement.
  • Afdawn currently owns the Elite Group – a credit provider, and went on to buy venture capitalist company Knife Capital Limited in 2014, in order to combine venture capital capabilities with a permanent credit provider. The transaction was also made to get access to the transaction value of entrepreneurial and pioneering small companies. Afdawn changed its focus in 2013, becoming an active investment holding company, acquiring shareholders in entrepreneurial businesses in a bid to boost Afdawn share price.

Afdawn Shares Growth Driver

  • Unfortunately, Afdawn share price and growth have been hindered by struggles in implementing this new strategy, and investor confidence is still low today. Afdawn is
    however implementing a number of interventions which are forecasted to boost its portfolio, stabilise the company and act as a catalyst for growth.
  • Afdawn was targeting an investment capital base of R50 million in order to implement its new strategy, which it planned to mostly achieve by putting its Elite Group up for sale. The bid failed, and a misstatement of debtors also had to be dealt with. Afdawn reports that disclosures in financial statements have since been improved and are of a high standard, whilst intense management efforts have been implemented to attract investors to buy shares. Meanwhile, Knife Capital has been aims to buy into investments supporting local entrepreneurs, reaching particular success in short-term advisory services. Knife Capital further grew through the establishment of a number of business accelerators, and is fulfilling a need to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of growth equity investors. The business has a unique value proposition following a “Find, Make, Grow and Realise” approach, which is designed to lower risk and increase stakeholder value.
  • Knife Capital is currently raising a venture capital fund to fully meet its vision, which will act as a key growth driver. Afdawn is also looking at forming partnerships with larger companies to access capital markets.

Afdawn Investor Tip

  • Due to continuing instability and low investor confidence, the live online stocks chart
    shows that Afdawn share price dropped by 50% in 2015. A view of the company’s
    financial data will most likely make it risky for investors to buy Afdawn shares at present. The overhaul of the company, which included the replacement of board members and upper management, along with the stricter control measures put in place, should however result in a solid share price increase in the long-term.

Afdawn Major Shareholders

NRO Brown, Sandown Capital, Shock Proof Investment 20, Flagship IP Flexible Value Fund.
  • Sector


  • Industry

    Specialty Finance

  • Sub industry

    Other Financial Services

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