Looking for something more
than just capital?

Sometimes, a business with huge growth potential needs more than just capital. It needs an equity partner with deep industry knowledge, experience and networking ability on the African continent and beyond. It needs capable leaders with deep expertise and a will to win. It needs all stakeholders to pull together in tandem. It needs Tabono. 

The Tabono Way.

Building a successful business in Tabono Investments’ chosen sectors takes pioneering thinking and deep sector expertise. We only work with talented entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams who are not fazed by the air of mystery that may surround mining and industrial businesses which plug into chosen sectors, including services and logistics. Our partners see the opportunities and grab them. Profitably.

Tabono Investments invests in businesses with strong management teams and expansion plans in place. We take an active strategic, leadership and financial support role in the businesses in which we invest.

Tabono Investments’ entrepreneurial spirit is backed by sound financial and technical understanding. Over the years of building mining and specialist industrial businesses and trading in commodities, we have assembled an enviable global network. For businesses with expansion plans, access to our network is pure gold.

As an owner-driven investment company, Tabono Investments has the agility and flexibility to move quickly when opportunity knocks. We work with the right partner for each situation. We have a network of trusted, experienced and highly regarded partners and we pick the right one for your specific requirement. 

As an owner-driven investment company, Tabono Investments has the agility and flexibility to move quickly when opportunity knocks. We work with the right partner for each situation. We have a network of trusted, experienced and highly regarded partners and we pick the right one for your specific requirement. A passion for impact to expand the business fast. We are more concerned with what we can contribute to an already profitable business to scale it to the next level than what we can get out of our investments. We unlock maximum value from our involvement in every transaction. Risk is ever-present in business, but Tabono Investment’s understanding of specialist sectors ensures that we take calculated risks and a long-term view.

LEADERSHIP
The owners’ generosity of spirit is central to the way Tabono Investments does business - they’re on your team to develop strategic partnerships that create extraordinary stakeholder value. And they have a deep appreciation for the challenges of growing a business that can only be acquired by having done it yourself. 
BOLD
Having done several deals on the African continent, we have developed an appetite for that challenge. We relish the complexity of the mining, industrial, logistics and service industries and find it meaningful to work together with all stakeholders for a win/win outcome that allows a business to reach its full potential.
FOCUS
The magic of Tabono Investments lies in the powerful combination of the integrated and complementary basket of sectors where it has deep roots: specialised engineering, construction, industrial, products industrial services, junior mining, commodity trading, logistics and services.

Trust Tabono

In the ancient Bono Kingdom of Ghana, King Adinkra created artistic symbols to represent values and concepts he wanted to transmit to his people. The Tabono symbol is an oar or paddle in motion, and draws on the metaphor of the coordination, strength and unity required to power a rowing boat. The Tabono has since become a West African symbol for unity of purpose in pursuit of a goal. 

The Tabono symbol’s African flavour and parallel to our personal style of equity partnership makes it a fitting name for our company. Based in South Africa and having done several deals on the continent, we have developed an appetite for a challenge. We relish the complexity of the mining, industrial, logistics and service industries and find it meaningful to work together with all stakeholders for a win/win outcome that allows a business to reach its full potential. So if you want a partner with the know-how and sheer willpower to go the distance - trust Tabono. 

Industry Focus

The magic of Tabono Investments lies in the powerful combination of the integrated and complementary basket of sectors where it has deep roots.

Specialised Engineering
Construction
Logistics
Junior mining
Industrial Products
& Services
Commodity
Trading

Strong professional team combining experience and entrepreneurial insights

Tabono Investments was founded by Liran Assness and Reon Barnard, who are highly qualified and experienced professionals who have each built and scaled specialised businesses individually. In Tabono Investments we see the combination of their expertise and entrepreneurial intuition as the alchemy that catapults the growth of highly specialised businesses.
Reon Barnard
Reon Barnard balances his entrepreneurial spirit with intuitive and smart financial investments to ensure he creates and invests in businesses that offer sustainable, profitable growth 
Liran Assness
Liran has deep, specialist expertise acquired through hands-on experience in mining and industrial businesses. He believes that while anyone can throw money at a simple business to scale up, it takes teamwork, industry experience and strategic decision-making to unlock potential in a complex business or industry.