There are two qualities that are vital to any successful business – the ability to identify acquisition opportunities (both total buy out and partial investment), and the know-how to follow through in a sustainable manner that ensures profitable returns.

This ability to envision the direction a company’s path should take is key to how Vulindlela Holdings operates. We strive to acquire and drive businesses across all industries, immersing ourselves in knowledge of how these businesses operate and identifying opportunities for financial stability and growth. We achieve this growth through direct involvement, using our extensive business knowledge to unlock potential and enhance performance.

At Vulindlela, we hold a long-term view to our Private Equity investments and establish relationships with our partners that grow in strength and trust over the years. This, combined with our wealth of experience, continuous support and leadership, enables us to steer businesses in the required direction in order for us to realise true potential.

Consulens Medical Health Care Solutions is a specialist medical equipment management company, boasting considerable knowledge and technical expertise in the medical equipment field.

The company provides comprehensive solutions in the areas of project planning, project management, procurement, installation and commissioning, training and ongoing maintenance. Consulens is the principal contractor for medical equipment for IALCH.

Tandem Lawn Industries was founded in 1990 by a very experienced team in the industry since 1974. The company initially started as an assembly plant where parts were out sourced and put together. As the volumes started to grow and the numbers became meaningful Tandem invested in the plant and machinery and is now the largest of its kind in South Africa.

The principal business entails the manufacture of an extensive range of electric petrol lawnmowers, trimmers, brush-cutters and accessories. Tandem also provides aftersales service and spares to provide timeous gardening solutions.

Summit Crane Hire is based in Cape Town where they have been operating since 2010. They currently have over 50 vehicles in their fleet, including forklifts, trucks and mobile cranes which are leased to clients in the oil and gas, wind energy, shipping and engineering sectors.

They employ individuals at various skill levels such as project managers, health and safety officers, administrators, crane operators and rigging crews, and have a staff compliment of roughly 100 people. A rapidly growing company, Summit Crane have extended their reach beyond Cape Town and currently operate in the greater Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape.

AME provides specialist information technology management services to the healthcare sector, including the implementation of comprehensive electronic patient records within hospitals.

The scope of services provided by AME include planning and system design, procurement, system integration, testing and commissioning, training and change management and maintenance and operation.

Mabilo (KFC)

Vulindlela Holdings owns 80% of Mabilo Investments, which owns the franchisees KFC known as an established brand in the quick service restaurant category with over 880 restaurants throughout South Africa. Predominately selling fried chicken, KFC also provides a selection of burgers, wraps, salads and side dishes. We, together with management, currently own 63 outlets across Gauteng, making Mabilo one of the leading KFC franchisees in South Africa, employing over 1,500 people.