Introduction to Tiso Blackstar Group

Tiso Blackstar Group SE (“Tiso Blackstar , or the company ”) provides investors with exposure to a unique combination of investments which are well positioned for long term growth on the African continent. Investors are backing a proven management team with a consistent track record of returns, the ability to originate investment opportunities and a wealth of operational experience across the continent. Tiso Blackstar will be a capital partner of choice to African business providing strategic insight and operational experience to support their own growth initiatives. Tiso Blackstar is focused on achieving sustainable long term growth and value creation for the shareholders.

Tiso Blackstar intention is to hold the vast majority of its value in a minimum number of large investments
(4 to 6) where it has majority control to influence strategy and growth and where its shareholders will have complete transparency on underlying investees earnings. Tiso Blackstar will develop and grow its underlying investments organically and with bolt on value enhancing acquisitions.

Tiso Blackstar Group SE is an investment company, which looks to invest in business with underlying themes of strategic market positions and strong cash flows, with a particular focus on businesses within Sub-Saharan Africa. Tiso Blackstar was incorporated in England and Wales and has its registered office and place of business in Malta and Johannesburg. The Company is dual listed with a primary listing on AIM of the London Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the AltX of the JSE Limited in South Africa.

Tiso Blackstar has its roots in Africa, bringing a solid capital base and an investment and operational focus on growth, return on equity, capital allocation and sustainability. Tiso Blackstar aims to become a long term partner of choice for African business owners looking to expand or exit. With no investment holding limits, Tiso Blackstar is positioned to extract value through long term partnerships with other stakeholders.

Under the leadership of Andrew Bonamour, David Adomakoh, Nkululeko Sowazi, the core investment team has a successful long-term investment track record in Africa. Strong relationships across the continent provide know-how and implementation capacity spanning a range of industries. Tiso Blackstar believes they hold all the credentials for sourcing investment opportunities and extracting value through proven entrepreneurial ability, together with alignment of underlying management.

The Tiso Blackstar Group will focus on four principal areas, comprising Media, Industrial and KTH.
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