Fund Formation


Webber Wentzel is consistently rated as the leading law firm in the private equity, investment funds and fund formation market in South Africa, and throughout Africa. In addition to numerous awards and top-tier rankings in this area of expertise, several of our partners have been featured in Chambers Global 2013 and 2014, Legal 500 2013 and 2014, IFLR1000 2014, The International Who's Who (Private Funds) 2013 and 2014 and PLC's Cross-Border Private Equity Handbook. We act for local and international private equity and venture capital houses looking to raise funds for deployment in South Africa and in Africa generally, and also for limited partners looking to invest in those funds. Our network of relationships with other firms furthermore allows us to form Africa-focused funds domiciled both locally and abroad.

Funds that we have advised on cover the full spectrum of generalist funds and sector funds, including buy-out, debt, real estate, housing, agriculture, technology, healthcare, renewable energy, mining and infrastructure funds.