The Investment Team
Adinah understands the specific needs and unique challenges that companies face in a range of sectors.
The Adinah team has considerable knowledge and experience in the telecoms, media, ITC, oil and gas, health care, construction, manufacturing and industrial sectors. Furthermore, we are able to call on a team of private equity, corporate finance, IT and financial associates and consultants in order to provide the correct level of experience and support to its investments.
The Adinah approach builds on the history of its founders who have successfully built and grown companies to scale, including IPO’s and major trade sales over the last 18 years in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
BCom, BCom (Honours), CA (SA), CFA, IFQ
Zeyn holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a Chartered Accounted (SA). He is a CFA Charterholder and has completed the CIMA qualification exams.
After being a partner at an existing mid-market private equity firm for almost 5 years, Zeyn left to co-found Adinah Capital Partners in 2013. He has over seventeen years’ experience in auditing, corporate finance, strategic valuation, private equity and venture capital investing.
Zeyn has worked on a number of transactions in the health care, logistics and staffing outsourcing industries, manufacturing, services, construction and consulting sectors. Zeyn has served and currently serves on a number of boards of companies in the manufacturing, engineering, IT, construction, health care, and industrial sectors.
BA (UCT), HDE (UCT), Executive Diploma Business Studies (Stanford)
Tony is an entrepreneur and businessman with current and previous experience in building and growing businesses in the energy and petroleum, financial services, investment banking, corporate finance, asset management, media and ITC sectors.
Prior to going into business Tony served in the anti apartheid struggle and trade union movement (Numsa and Cosatu). After serving in various capacities in the public sector, he left to co-found African Harvest Ltd in 1997, a listed company on the JSE in the financial services sector. He has also been involved in setting up a number of companies in South Africa, East, West, and Southern Africa and served as an advisor to a number of significant BEE transactions.
Tony has previously served on a number of boards of listed and unlisted companies in a range of sectors and was a member of the African Venture Capital Association and a founding director of Imasa (now Asisa). Until the Telkom takeover, he was the non-executive chairperson of Business Connexion Group, a group he co-founded.
BBus.Sc (Honours), BCom (Honours), CA (SA)
Lameez holds a Bachelor of Business Science Finance (Hons) and BComm (Hons) (Accounting) degrees from the Universities of Cape Town (UCT) and Natal, and is a Chartered Accounted (SA).
After serving articles with Deloitte in South Africa, she worked in KPMG’s Advisory Services and Corporate Finance business in Johannesburg for two years. In 2011, she joined Barclays Africa, in the Corporate Finance/M&A team, gaining broad experience in M&A and general corporate finance. Lameez joined Adinah in July 2014.
Lameez currently serves on the board of the Adinah portfolio companies.
Azhar is completing his Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Financial Management) at UNISA.
Azhar joined Adinah Capital Partners as an intern in 2014. He successfully completed his internship and has joined the Adinah team as a junior analyst in 2016.
Senior supports the Adinah team as its office manager. Senior has several years of experience the logistics, maritime and oil and gas industries and been involved in start-ups in the asset management, private equity and venture capital industries.