Open Window Growth Partners

Equity funding for all industries
to stimulate South African
economic growth through small
and medium sized entities


Open Window Growth Partners (Open Window) is a proudly South African 12J Venture Capital Company founded to take advantage of the substantial tax incentive provided for in section 12J of the Income Tax Act.

Our approach is to take a very positive view of South Africa and we believe that we can create opportunities to stimulate SME growth, and in so doing, creating jobs.

Our core aim is to generate strong long term returns for investors, whilst at the same time offering unique downside protection. Investment focus is on fast growing small & medium sized entities (SME’s) equity opportunities identified as having strong growth potential through equity capitalization and strategy enhancement.

Open Window Growth Partners is an authorised financial services provider (FSP #46704) & a SARS approved Section 12J Venture Capital Company (VCC-0035).

Investment Philosophy

The following are key to our investment philosophy:

  • To maximise value creation for investors over the stipulated investment horizon for each investment;
  • To apply a minimum hurdle rate of 12% IRR to each investment over the investment timeline;
  • To invest in industries and opportunities where the Investment Committee has the knowledge and experience to provide oversight;
  • To focus on high-growth opportunities in South Africa;
  • To invest where we can provide a better customer service experience than the current industry norm;
  • To invest in sectors/areas where our investor network can help us to grow faster and reach more clients and customers.

Open Frame

Open Frame supplies world class tower cranes & all related crane solutions, delivering ultimate reliability and safety at highly competitive rental rates. Our team of experts provides a diverse range of lifting solutions on a once-off, contract or full project management basis at strategic locations around South Africa.

Open Frame


Lavasco’s primary objective is to provide residential & lifestyle estates with plant hire services at highly competitive market rates on long-term contracts.

Open Energy

Open Energy is exploring opportunities in the energy sector in South Africa and is in the process of developing a full fuel station offering in the Cosmo City area.

Steyn City Energy

Steyn City Energy will provide Steyn City & surrounding estates with a full convenience solution including fuel, groceries, car-wash & coffee shop. All of these services will be mobile enabling a world class service to residents, matching the world-class offering from Steyn City.

Open Vantage

Open Vantage is a South African software development and technology company focusing on innovative solutions for modern business.

Open Vantage

Lanseria Logistics Hub

Lanseria Logistics Hub (LLH) is in a strategically located position from which all Open Window Group companies will be based, as well as for LLH to provide complete managed logistics solutions for any businesses using Lanseria International Airport.


Ferdi van Niekerk

Ferdi van Niekerk
Managing Director

Glen Dowie

Glen Dowie
Financial Director

West Wing
Cedar Road Gatehouse
Steyn City, 2191

T +27(0)11 431 4092