The company was established with the financial support of Sanlam and Standard Bank, but these two institutions have since sold their interests to the management team.
Thesele has steadily grown into a commercially sustainable business, with sound investments, well-poised for its next phase of growth.
At Thesele, we identify suitable business opportunities where there is a need for capital investment and where we believe we can contribute significantly through our extensive business skills and networks, strategic input and financial expertise.
We believe that the creation of sustainable worth is achieved through commercial wisdom and hands-on hard work.
The Thesele Group is owned by its founders and management (95.2%) and the Thesele Foundation (4.8%).
Thesele is a stable commercial enterprise with sound business principles, clear focus areas, a prudent investment philosophy and a sustainable competitive advantage.
Our competitive advantage lies in our unique combination of knowledge and skills, which include a broad spectrum of specialist financial skills, and executive and commercial experience. Our broad networks also mean we have a high deal flow, access to funding and influence on key stakeholders.
Thesele was the reverent name of the great King Moshoeshoe who united the various Basotho clans into one. The Basotho people proudly refer to themselves as Bana Ba Thesele (the children of Thesele).
Our core values are reflected in our name and just like the original Thesele, we subscribe to the values of honour, accomplishment, leadership and transformation.