Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Venture funding South Africa: Trade

This weeks venture funding sources focus on the trade sector. Here are ten active .
investors in South Africa. Some of them may take hard work and resilience to convince but it will be worth your while if it means you get the funding you need.

Zephyr Africa

Funding for most development stages, except seed and start-up Private Equity Company www.zephyrmanagement.com P.O.Box 55955, Northlands, 2116 1st Floor Unihold House, 22 Hurlingham Road,Illovo,Johannesburg mcj@zmlp.co.za Mr M Jennings 011-268 6911

Venture Capital Managers
This fund focuses on manufacturing and technology industries. Private Equity Company Block F, Hurlingham Office Park, Woodlands Avenue,Hurlingham,Johannesburg venture@sancelink.co.za Mr N Charlton 011-787 0252 Biotechnology, Finance/Insurance, Health Care, Industrial/Energy, Information Techn, Manufacturing, Media, Mining, Retail, Services, Telecommunications, Trade

United Nations Development Programme
A donor providing developmental assistance. Donor PO Box 6541,Pretoria,0001 351 Schoeman Street,Pretoria,0001 john.ohiorhenuan@undp.org Mr J. Ohiorhenuan 012-338 5005

Swiss Development Corporation
International development corporation Donor Private Bag X37,Hatfield,Pretoria,0028 1185 Park Street,Hatfield,Pretoria gerhard.pfister@sdc.net Mr G Pfister 012-362 2972

Aquila Growth Ltd
Aquila is looking to back entrepreneurs and SA businesses that have a unique selling proposition. Private Equity Company www.aquilagrowth.com 13 Sloane Street,Bryanston,Johannesburg aquilagrowth@aquilagrowth.com Mr P Papas 011-706 8928

BOE Bank Limited
A bank providing commercial loans. Financial Institution www.boe.co.za Box 785802,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146 75 Grayston Avenue,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146 jrauch@boebank.co.za Mr W Rauch 011-286 4011

Bridging Finance Scheme (from IDC)
Bridging Finance is aimed at entrepreneurs who have secured firm contracts - except for construction. Development Agency, Financial Institution www.idc.co.za PO Box 784055,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146 19 Fredman Drive,Sandown,Johannesburg,2196 abelm@idc.co.za Mr A Malinga 011-269 3869

Catalyst Innovations
This fund focuses on all stages of development, except seed and start-up capital. Private Equity Company www.catalystii.net 11 Park Road,Gardens,Cape Town,8001 gavin@catalystii.net Mr D Jenman 021-423 6940

CDC Capital Partners
Private equity house providing growth and replacement capital to management teams and companies in a range of industries Private Equity Company www.cdcgroup.com 1st Floor, Cradock Heights, 21 Cradock Avenue,Rosebank,Johannesburg gmoodly@cdcgroup.com Mr D Morley 011-788 5900

Central Fund (Business Partners)
In addition to Venture Capital and Private Equity, Business Partners is also the premier investor in lifestyle businesses. Private Equity Company www.businesspartners.co.za PO Box 4300,Johannesburg,2000 3 Caxton Street,Industrial,Johannesburg,2001 kvanheerden@businesspartners.co.za Mr K Van Heerden 011-470 3111


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