Passion is the spark that ignites the fire within.

RussellStone Group is passionate about building world-class companies.

ABOUT RUSSELLSTONE GROUP

About RussellStone Group

13 YEARS     23 COMPANIES     17% BEE OWNED     1000+ JOBS CREATED     6 COUNTRIES

Every person, or group of people united by a common purpose, is driven by passion.  At the RussellStone Group, that passion is building world-class companies. We do this by investing in and managing assets through the agri-business value chain, from seed to shelf. Their success enhances our legacy as a formidable investment group.

RussellStone Group is a privately owned investment house that deals in hard and soft commodities. Our group has grown rapidly over the past 13 years and now extends to interests in Australia and Argentina. Future prospects look good as we continue to invest and diversify in all areas of the agricultural value chain. The two AAA-rated investors we have on board attest to our stable and reputable track record as an investment partner.

Central to our vision is a commitment to uplifting all our people and their communities by encouraging them to make career choices based on passion and commitment.

our why
OUR WHY

Create a business that’ll change the world.

Where all stakeholders win, from employees, suppliers and shareholders to civil society.

In driving new and sustainable opportunities through our values of passion, service and integrity, we aim to build a group which will last for a century and longer, promoting development locally and internationally and influencing present and future generations of leaders.

who we are
WHO WE ARE
There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.
Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote.
The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.
Our competitors are the biggest stakeholders in our business. They force us to be more adaptable, creative, innovative and competitive.
Russell du Preez, Founder of RussellStone Group
We get to the root of a problem using human capital and know-how to turn companies around.
Russell du Preez, Founder of RussellStone Group
I’m such a selfish capitalist that I give you what you want so that I can get what I want! It’s about the freedom to choose.
Russell du Preez, Founder of RussellStone Group
If we don’t react to our competitors’ price and quality signals, we’ll be out of business. That’s why we can allocate resources efficiently, providing the best quality at the best prices.
Russell du Preez, Founder of RussellStone Group

Harvesting hope, feeding dreams: Purpose-driven investing.

Priority is given to investments where we can play an active role in driving value.

Our services surpass those of a private equity partner. We bring skills, experience and solid commercial networks to the fore, enabling our investments to thrive, rather than merely survive. We believe in partnerships and prefer to co-invest. All partnerships are structured to create win-win situations for all stakeholders. We actively manage assets under our portfolio. This gives us the edge in developing highly competitive agri-businesses.

  • Primary Agriculture
  • Risk Management
  • Agro-Processing & Logistics
WHERE WE WORK
WHERE WE WORK

South Africa

  • Primary Agriculture
  • Willow Creek
  • IBIS Piggery
  • Granary Normandien
  • Southern Hemisphere Seed
  • Grainvest Farming
  • KMF Sugar
  • Donnybrook Poultry
  • Agro Processing and Logistics
  • Willow Creek
  • Smoke & Wild
  • RussellStone Protein
  • In2Fresh
  • Grainvest Oil
  • United Refineries Limited
  • Ingogo Mills
  • Elangeni Oil
  • iMPAC
  • RussellStone Goulding
  • Risk Management
  • RussellStone International
  • Coalvest
  • Grainvest Physicals
  • RussellStone Treasury
  • Grainvest Livestock
  • In2Fresh
  • Dalevest
  • Grainvest Futures

Argentina

  • Southern Hemisphere Seeds

Australia

  • Donnybrook Poultry
  • KMF Sugar

USA

  • Goulding RussellStone
  • (Ground Worx)

Zimbabwe

  • United Refineries Limited

Strong genetics are at the core.

We capture upstream margins starting with companies in genetics and primary farming, the seeds from which all other agriculture follows.

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Primary Agriculture

Our aim is to capture margins in every link of the agricultural value chain – starting with companies in genetics and primary farming, the seeds from which all other agriculture follows. We provide them with capital and expertise, and then manage them as part of our investment portfolio.

COMPANIES

When your roots are deep, there is no need to fear the wind.

Drawing on our years of experience and expertise, we’ve established companies able to foresee – and mitigate – the risks involved with volatile commodity markets.

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Risk Management

RussellStone Group is far more than just a company trading in commodities. Drawing on our years of experience and expertise, we’ve established companies able to foresee – and mitigate – the risks involved with volatile commodity markets.

COMPANIES

From seeds to shoots to harvest.

With a number of agro-processing and consumer goods manufacturers under our portfolio, RussellStone Group is aiming to become market-leading distributors of world-class products.

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Agro-Processing & logistics

With a number of agro-processing and consumer goods manufacturers under our portfolio, RussellStone Group has positioned itself as an established player in value-added agro-production. From this solid position, we’re able to capture both midstream and downstream margins, as we progress towards our next aim: becoming market-leading distributors of world-class products.

COMPANIES

Progress is impossible without change.

One of our ambitions is to transform South Africa and the rest of Africa into world class competitors.

CHANGE