Portfolio Investments

The Alacrity business draws on over 15 years of financial systems expertise to offer comprehensive Application Lifecycle Services and Outsourced Operational Management of Legacy Systems, working with CIO’s and business leaders in the South African Financial Services industry to simplify their IT landscape.  The nucleus of the organisation was formed from the employee benefits IT department of Southern Life, spun off when Metropolitan acquired the Southern Life business.


Argility provision Small-Medium-Enterprise (SME) Business Applications; Enterprise Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Solutions and; Development Services to the Retail (Furniture, Clothing, FMCG and Specialty), Healthcare (Retail, Clinic and Dispensing), Banking and Financial Services (Long Term Insurance, Employee Benefits) sectors.


Cquential provides a cloud-based software-as-a-service offerings to mid-tier businesses requiring Supply Chain Management solutions which is deployed as a hosted web application. The web-based solution enables real-time inventory management and visibility across the organisation and into the inbound and outbound segments of the supply chain. Cquential offers a full suite of services, from hosting and support for training, solution implementation and consulting. This business has evolved from its early stage development to a fully-fledged commercial enterprise.


Emerge Mobile is a technology platform provider of mobile point-of-sale (“MPOS”) hardware and software solutions, offering both a white-label solution to large financial institutions as well as a direct B2C business model in both local and international markets. Emerge Mobile developed the ‘Edge’ adapter which is the first fully EMVCo and Payments Council International PIN Transaction Security (PCI-PTS) accredited device developed in South Africa and Africa.


Indaba Mobile extends mobile social communities to organisations wishing to build, understand and communicate with their target audience; be it a retailer, financial services company, a football club, or a market research company. Indaba’s technology is capable of communicating across devices (dumb, feature, and smart phones), providing rich data points and value-added-services, integrating into any system at a fraction of the traditional cost.


Innervation is a Payments and Value Added Services business focussed on providing clients with a comprehensive outsourced managed services solution leveraging the Innervation VAS and Regulated Payments Platform and selected VAS products and strategic VAS partner services. Innervation also provides for solution architecture and integration consulting services around VAS and Payments in retail as well as the provision of networking, hosting and switching (EFT, VAS and Loyalty) services. Innervation has extensive Domain experience in these fields and as such also provides Strategic Consulting services where relevant.


Just Dynamics Software Solutions (Pty) Ltd is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, based in South Africa, that provides integrated business solutions for ERP, CRM and BI using the Microsoft Dynamics™ suite of applications. Services include analysis, design, customisation, implementation, project management, training and support.  Just Dynamics recognises that with the globalization of supply chains and increasing customer demand for innovation and low cost, clients today need easy-to-use and flexible solutions to more effectively manage their business.  Microsoft Dynamics™ addresses these needs with powerful, flexible, integrated-by-design solutions.  Our success in the retail, manufacturing and services industries is a tribute to the high standards Just Dynamics and staff aspire to maintain where the primary goal is to ensure that each and every client is a successful reference site.


Universal Knowledge Software (“UKS”) is the leading supplier of Integrated Library Management Systems and associated technical and support services to the library industry across African countries.  As the industry leader for more than 30 years, UKS holds the distribution rights across Africa for leading international library software provider SirsiDynix.  UKS also provides innovation technology solutions such as RFID through an agreement with 3M.


wiGroup is a platform provider specialising in point-of-sale integrated mobile transacting, allowing consumers and businesses to transact and interact in a swift, secure and convenient manner, using their mobile devices. The wiPlatform is used by retailers, brands, agencies, banks, mobile communities and a host of other businesses looking to deliver value through mobile connectivity; including mobile coupons and vouchers, mobile money transfers, mobile rewards, and mobile payments.


Worldwide Chain Stores (“WCS”), formerly Aquitec, is the original pioneer of Warehouse Management Software (“WMS”) dating back to 1969 with a track record of international representation. Skilled in Supply Chain Product and Technology, WCS is a product focused company with a professional services and support capability in the Retail, Wholesale, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemical and DIY verticals.