Sebvest Strategic Investments

OUR EQUITY INVESTMENTS

Sebvest Financial Services Group invests in strategic organisation by acquiring equity. We are always on the lookout for promising ventures and established companies with whom we can partner for success.

The Group prefers to recruit what we term the “A” players, which summarily means, Highly Qualified , Highly Skilled and Vastly Experienced with proven track records. Our group comprises of the entities detailed on this page.

 Our Strategic Investments

The AYO Group empowers organisations across Africa through technology. We solve real-world business challenges through strategic partnerships that are helping to shape the future of the continent. Our services and offerings elevate processes, enrich experiences and fuel growth.

 

Big Data Analytics

Leverage your data for decision-making, business strategies and process improvement.

Systems Integration

Connect legacy, hybrid, virtual and physical environments with a focus on unifying business data.

BPM

Align your internal processes and resources to meet the needs of changing business models.

Software Development

Develop and deploy the right digital tools and products for your users and customers.

Internet of Things

Connect existing infrastructure to millions of devices for a single business view.

Security

Security governance, compliance and standardisation of complex IT infrastructures and business processes.

Levmet’s business model is centred around three principles: (1) trading is concentrated on liquid markets, (2) create a diversified portfolio of products balanced across geographies, products, counterparties and markets, and (3) strong risk management.

 

Levmet has a conservative approach to trading base metals and hard commodities, concentrating on highly liquid product flows and exploiting low risk arbitrage. Since inception, the Company has been profitable through the commodity cycle. Levmet takes risk management very seriously – all trading positions are systematically logged, managed and realised through tight risk management systems.

 

Levmet has two main revenue streams:

  • Proprietary Trader – trading profits from clear market arbitrage opportunities
  • Physical Trading – building the business by adding value through our expertise in risk management and supply chain through our strong new team of industry experts.

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND: Formed in 2012, the Company is privately owned by management and a group of senior employees. Levmet has quickly established itself as one of the market’s leading non ferrous and bulk commodities traders despite a period of global recession and declining commodity prices.

 

The Company is both a futures and physical trader; the business is primarily focused on metals and hard commodities including copper, iron ore, coal, steel, aluminium, zinc, nickel and other minor metals.

Levmet actively trades on The London Metal Exchange with over $100bn notional value of trading annually.

Led by Ashley Levett the team has an outstanding track record of quickly building profitable businesses. Levmet now has an excellent opportunity to significantly expand its franchise and significantly increase its market share.

The Company’s vision is to expand upon its current trading capability into other familiar products and related business areas to become a diversified, fully integrated and significantly profitable trading company.

FinVision was founded in 2003 as a specialist VAT analysis and consulting firm.With an ever-growing pool of industry experts, FinVision’s offering has evolved to encompass a suite of data analysis, professional consulting and software development services for all major industries. FinVision’s transparent fee structure mirrors the value we add through our diverse product offering.

 

PRODUCTS

Our service offerings within the professional services arena draw on our combined experience and specialist expertise to develop innovative solutions to everyday problems experienced by our clients.

 

 

ABOUT

We pride ourselves in ensuring the highest levels of expertise are available at all times and to this end our team is made primarily of Chartered Accountants and registered attorneys.

 

 

ITEC addresses technology challenges in your business processes and then manages the operational implementation of that solution as a service. We are a Level 1 B-BBEE accredited vendor providing all the services your business needs in one place, including document management, communications, and security, which all have the option of being cloud-based and mobile.

 

Our team has both strategic and operational expertise in the hardware, software and technology powering these services. After identifying your requirements, our team suggests the most cost-effective combination of owning, integrating or renting the systems that will run your technology, then we manage them for you so you can build a mobile, agile, connected business.

Sonic Ventures’ mission is to seed and support early stage companies that aspire to solve transformational problems in global markets.

 

Sonic Ventures is a collection of entrepreneurs, executive leaders, and investors who believe that early stage venture capital is broken. And we have a plan to fix it. The core problem stems from VC’s inability to execute on the same aggressive benchmarks that private equity firms demand from their portfolios.

 

Sonic ventures is not an incubator or a traditional VC company. It is a “group company” that invests in high growth technology companies. Our investment team uses an innovative model born from our execution principles in private equity as well as the deep knowledge we’ve acquired participating on all sides of the VC landscape. Our team has led companies in every stage of growth, from every position in the C-suite. We possess the skills, the strategy, the network, and the IP required to solve the industry’s problems and create exponential returns for investors.

Stryker Security offers world-class security solutions including Security Technology, Crowd Management, Guarding, Reaction Services, Investigations, Event Security and Armed Escorts. We are a part and proud member of Sebvest Group, a leading black owned, managed and controlled diversified investment and infrastructure group that focuses on building wealth for its shareholders.

 

Stryker Security team members all have extensive training and have the capability to respond to any situation quickly and safely. Our Professional Physical Manned Security Solutions include the following:

  • Security Guards
  • Crowd Management Security
  • Exhibition Security
  • Event Security
  • Casino Security

 

Stryker Security protection officers are accredited with the IBA (International Body guarding Association) and we have an unblemished record spanning all the way back to 1994. Our tactical services include the following:

 

  • VIP Tactical Protection
  • Reaction and Strike Force
  • Asset Transit Protection
  • Security Training

SKYCO Media Solutions is a trusted partner for 360, turnkey Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) solutions with easy remote accessibility and advanced multimedia possibilities – a link between brands and OOH TV.

 

Project Planning and Sourcing: It starts with having in-depth understanding of the client’s requirements. With that knowledge we plan and source the correct hardware and software

 

Implementation: From the first step of the project to completion we work along to ensure proactive involvement and seamless transition of the cloud media management system

 

  • After Service: All products come accompanied with warranties but the team is nonetheless at your beck and call for a trusted partnership

 

SKYCO PRODUCTS INCLUDE:

 

  • Outdoor LED Display: A series of formats that vary from DOOH to in-stadium adverting.
  • Rental LED Display: A collection of various sized rental LED Displays available for rent.
  • Video Wall: Optimum pixel quality and most narrow bezels for improved user experience.
  • Security System: Simplified multi-screen monitoring and communication systems.
  • Digital Signage: For all kinds of indoor and outdoor signage types with scope from in-mall to street pals

Avuke Energy Group is an Oil & Gas solutions company that specialises in the trading of Crude,  Petroleum Distribution, Commercial Fleet Fueling Services, Bulk Fuel Supply, Wholesale Petroleum Products, Storage, Retail Petroleum and comprehensive Lubricant Solutions for industrial, commercial and agricultural use all undertaken by our specialist subsidiaries.

 

AVUKE operations link the upstream and downstream entities. Its operations mostly include resource transportation and storage, such as pipelines and gathering systems.

 

Avuke’s downstream operations include prospects in refineries and marketing. Avuke’s services is to turn crude oil into usable products such as gasoline, fuel oils, and petroleum-based products. Marketing services help move the finished products from our energy projects and from others to retailers or end users.

Sebvest Engineering is a leading engineering company based in Boksburg, Gauteng Province in South Africa. The company focuses on Rail Engineering, Compressed Air Engineering and Filtration Engineering. Sebvest Group owns the controlling equity in the engineering firm with over 20 years of engineering excellence.

 

Formerly Compressor & Engine Engineering Pty Ltd (C&E), was one of the largest compressed air,  specialist companies in South Africa. C&E was founded in 1989 and has its main manufacturing facilities in Boksburg, Gauteng Province in South Africa. Sebvest Group acquired the majority equity in the company and repositioned Sebvest Engineering to focus on:

 

Rail Engineering:

Railways – Locomotives – Wagons – Coaches : Rail Projects – ‎Rolling Stock and Components – ‎Infrastructure – Signaling – Manufacture Locomotive and Engine Components

 

Compressed Air: 

Compressed air systems analysis, design, development and installation, Maintenance, Parts, Piping, Repairs and more

 

Filtration: Recondition Exhausters, Manufacture Desiccant Dryers, Air Auditing, Jorc Condensate Management Systems and more.

 

// 1989 // Sebvest Engineering is founded as Compressor & Engine Engineering

// 1994 // Opened Locomotive Engineering Division

// 1996 // Appointed as Approved Supplier to Transnet Rail Engineering on Air Related Components

// 2000 // Appointed as approved Distributor for Compair specializing Rotary Screw & Vane Compressors

// 2004 // Became ISO9001: 2000 Approved

// 2005 // Appointed as Key Critical Success Supplier for Metrorail on Compressors & Exhausters

// 2007 // Appointed and Approved for the Supply & Repair of Vacuum Brake Cylinders

// 2010 // Opened Filtration Division

// 2010 // Appointed a Distributor for Jorc & Omega Products

// 2011 // Manufactured our first Desiccant Dryers

// 2011 // Appointed a Distributor for SCR Range of Rotary Compressors

// 2012 // Appointed a Distributor CPI – UK

// 2014 // Sebvest Group Acquires C&E Engineering and transforms it to Sebvest Engineering

SMM Agency is the official Sebvest Group Marketing Agency.

 

Based in Johannesburg  SMM Agency offers Integrated Marketing & Media Group specialising in Corporate, B2B and Retail communications. SMM Agency creates compelling branded experiences across a wide range of touch-points—experiences that people remember, respond to, and share. Our strategy based approach means that we partner with clients over a sustained period of time as we transform brands into high flying rally points for clients and customers. We have deep experience in all media and aspects of marketing. Our in-house market research capabilities enables us to advise and guide our clients to achieve success more efficiently than trial and error methods.

 

We conceptualise marketing strategies, brand strategies and media strategies that help communicate the value of our clients’ products and services to your customers. Our marketing and communications functions have the sole purpose of selling our clients’ products and services by way of practical promotion of brand awareness across multiple platforms.

 

Public Relations & Advertising:

It’s not enough to just place an advert on TV, radio, in a magazine, on a billboard or in a newspaper. We help you create a strategically perfect go-to-market strategy that will guide the content and placement of clients’ advertisements.

 

Brand Strategies and Brand Management:

Brands have moved from being trademarks, to promise marks. They also outlive the products and services they represent. This coming together of science and psychology is not only built by customer experiences, but the “best brands” are driven by the brand owners initiative in brand development.

 

Graphic and Web Design:

We offer professional web design services and our talented designers are skilled at translating your requirements for corporate web design, event web design, e-commerce web design, integrated apps for android and ios and more, into an outstanding website development products that have a highly enjoyable user experience.

Based in Gauteng and yet able to coordinate events anywhere in South Africa, nothing is too difficult for our clients, no deadline too tight, no order too tall. Perhaps that’s why, in such a fickle industry, many of South Africa’s most well-respected brands continue to use our services year after year.

 

We are privileged to count companies such as  Cell C, SITA, Anglo Platinum, City of JHB, JHB Road Agency and Johannesburg Development Agency as long-term clients.

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Creating events that offer the hosts real value for money, and yet still succeed in blowing the attendees away, is a rare art form. It’s one we’ve spent over a decade perfecting. Specializing in the design, implementation and management of world-class corporate events, our hands-on approach allows us to carry out your event flawlessly, whilst remaining flexible and connected enough to make any on-the-fly changes that might need to be made.

 

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Creating events that offer the hosts real value for money, and yet still succeed in blowing the attendees away, is a rare art form. It’s one we’ve spent over a decade perfecting. Specializing in the design, implementation and management of world-class corporate events, our hands-on approach allows us to carry out your event flawlessly, whilst remaining flexible and connected enough to make any on-the-fly changes that might need to be made.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

To truly blow your guests away, your choice of entertainment is critical. Make sure performers are not only top notch, but right for the event and audience. It’s always tempting to opt for personal style preferences but if you do so, your event may not feel integrated. And it probably won’t resonate with the guests. Having been involved in the music industry for thirty years, we offer advice on the correct style of performer as well as attesting to their professionalism and reliability.

 

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

From the sourcing of venues and accommodation to the booking of the appropriate speakers, right down to a seamless registration process and the impeccable organization of all the connected social events, we will ensure the entire experience is as stress-free and worthwhile for you, as it is for your delegates.