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Africa’s crucial aquaculture industry boosted as One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) completes recapitalization of specialist aquaculture company SanLei™

Denver, Colorado & Stellenbosch, South Africa (March 10, 2020) – One Thousand & One Voices® (1K1V®), a private family capital fund backed exclusively by industry-leading families, today announced the successful recapitalization of SanLei™, its specialist aquaculture portfolio company headquartered in the Kingdom of Lesotho. As part of the transaction, Mergence Investment Managers (Pty)Ltd. acquired a significant minority interest in...Read more

One Thousand & One Voices opens in South Africa

The newly-formed group, which helps wealthy families make impact investments, has assembled an experienced team for its first African office. One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V), a µmovement of influential families which launched at the World Economic...

Africa-Focused Buyout Fund Opens Doors

New firm backed by brewing scion John Coors will target investments to reduce poverty across region A private equity firm led by brewing scion John Coors has opened its first office, focusing on African investments. One Thousand...

Uplifting A Continent

The tipping point for John K. Coors came one evening in a Kenya farming community two years ago. The great-grandson of Adolph Coors, founder of Coors Brewing Co., had recently established the Children of Hope Home to...

‘Africapitalism’ promises new model of African self-empowerment

Continent's investors increasingly drawn to development model based on using private-sector investment to stimulate growth. For investors seeking profits, Africa is impossible to ignore. Sub-Saharan Africa has six of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies over the past decade; glossy...

Coors Brewing Heir Invests In Africa Rebirth

John K. Coors, great grandson of Coors Brewing Co. founder Adolph Coors, is spearheading a private equity vehicle to promote economic development in Africa. The One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) initiative is looking to raise and...

Mail & Guardian

A group of the world's richest families has joined forces to invest $300-million in Africa through the creation of the One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) investment movement, launched this week ahead of the World Economic Forum...

US Family Biz Icon Launches Africa Fund

Dr John Coors, fourth-gen chief executive of ceramics company CoorsTek and a member of the Coors brewing dynasty, is behind the launch of an investment group targeting Africa that plans a new approach to investing in the...

Influential Families Unveil $300 Million Initiative to Promote Prosperity in Developing World

A group of wealthy and influential families have launched a $300 million initiative today at the World Economic Forum on Africa to accelerate prosperity in developing markets. One Thousand & One Voices, or 1k1v, will be investing...

Coors-Led Fund Joins Carlyle in African Private Equity Deals

John Coors, the great grandson of the founder of Coors Brewing Co., plans to raise $300 million from wealthy families in the U.S. and Africa for a private equity fund to invest in Africa. The One Thousand & One...

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