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Brands and Franchise Fund

The franchise industry contributes approximately 11.6% to the total GDP of the country, and as such, forms a significant part of the country’s overall economy.

​Resting on the backbone of our extensive experience in financing franchised business, our dedicated Franchise Fund affords opportunities to existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to own and expand their franchises through finance and mentorship.


Applications will be considered from:

  • All formal franchised business systems, whether they are registered with FASA (the Franchise Association of South Africa) à or not;
  • Informal franchised arrangements such as service stations;
  • Both franchisees and franchisors who qualify as SMEs. 

The funding may be used for:

  • Equipment;
  • Expansion;
  • Management buy-outs;
  • Property finance for owner occupied franchises;
  • Revamps;
  • Start-up;
  • Takeovers;
  • Working capital. 

Non-franchised businesses, non-profit organisations, underground mining, on-lending and direct agriculture are excluded from our Brands & Franchise Fund funding consideration.


Financing period:

Between 5 and 10 years.

Minimum and maximum loan amount:

R500 000 to R25 million.

Own contribution requirements:

There is no minimum for own contribution, however, the gearing and other factors that affect the viability of a transaction will be taken into consideration.

Required documents for application:

Business plan.
Annual financial statements.
Up to date management accounts.
Cash flow forecast.
Approval by Franchisor.
CV of entrepreneur/s.

Want to know more about our financing criteria? Click here for our investment FAQ.