We offer financing ranging from US$ 50 000* to US$ 1 million* to viable small and medium enterprises. The finance offered is tailor made to suit the circumstances of each applicant (*paid out in local currency). Click here to view our products.
All viable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be considered for financing however to address some of the societal challenges, a special effort is made to support businesses run by females and black entrepreneurs.
We invest in most sectors including manufacturing, commercial property, retail, motor trade, travel and tourism, leisure and services industries.
We do not invest for on-lending activities, farming (primary agriculture) operations, underground mining. We also do not fund non-profit organisations, informal and micro enterprises.
We invest in businesses at different stages of growth and for different purposes including start-ups, expansions, buying of businesses, management buy-outs and franchises.
Yes, we have a pool of mentors, who can assist in a range of services available to clients, potential clients and the public. Some examples of the type of assistance offered are marketing, financial management and technical assistance.
Firstly, we are a specialised investment group for small and medium enterprises in operating in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. Entrepreneurs (business owners) are our exclusive focus and, as such, we are able to offer products and services specifically tailored to meet their unique needs.
Secondly, we have been investing in entrepreneurs since 1981 and offer both investment and value added solutions, catering for the entrepreneur every step of the way.
Most importantly, we are a viability-based investment company and do not have the same security and other requirements that the commercial banks do.
Other factors that make us different include:
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