Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Espin Capital is a mid-market private equity investment holding firm that was founded in 2015. The firm invests in cash-generative businesses in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa that have a clearly defined niche market, good growth prospects and formidable management teams. Espin Capital is able to provide access to acquisition and growth capital for businesses that are looking to grow. As a long-term investor, Espin Capital seeks to establish long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with its business partners. The investment holding structure of the firm means that Espin Capital does not have any pressures to exit investments within predetermined time horizons, as is typical of private equity funds, and can hold investments indefinitely. Year completed: 2017.