We offer financing ranging from R500 000 to R50 million to viable small and medium enterprises. The finance offered is tailor made to suit the circumstances of each applicant.
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All viable 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.
Generally facilities are considered where gross assets are under R100 million, where turnover does not exceed R200 million per annum and/or where employees are less than 500 in number.
We have a pool of 300 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 South Africa and selected African countries. Entrepreneurs 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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