Bayakha is a Zulu word meaning: “they are building; bringing forth or producing; creating.”
Bayakha Infrastructure Partners is an authorised, Black-owned, specialist infrastructure fund manager licensed by the Financial Services Board as a Category II financial services provider (FSP number: 47414).
Established in 2015, Bayakha was created as a direct response to the growing need for fund management firms with the capabilities to identify and deliver financial and impact-returning infrastructure investments. Bayakha couples alternative asset-class management capabilities, with a focus on addressing the specific funding challenges of Black-African market participants, to ensure that its investments transform both the structure of the economy and the dynamics of infrastructure access.
The Bayakha Transformational Infrastructure Fund expects to make equity and empowerment financing / structured equity investments into eight to ten qualifying, brownfield and late-stage greenfield renewable energy and other socio-economic infrastructure projects (such as water, transport, social housing, schools and hospitals) in South Africa (SA), primarily, and to a lesser extent, select parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Key characteristics of the Fund include firstly its indefinite lifespan, and secondly the ability of Investors to unilaterally subscribe for or redeem their investments at regular intervals pursuant to the withdrawal mechanics. Investors will also generally be free to transfer their interest on the secondary market.