Saturday, December 09, 2006

Funding for the Service industry in South Africa

This weeks venture funding sources focus on the Service sector. Pondering on which sectors I have not covered yet this morning I could hardly believe that I have not featured my favorite sector of all - Services. Here are ten active
investors in Services for South African entrepreneurs. 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.

African Harvest Capital
African Harvest Capital houses all the investment banking activities of African Harvest.
Private Equity Company
Private Bag X1005,Claremont,Cape Town,7700
Post Net Suite 28,Claremont,Cape Town
Mr N Gugushe
011 263 9500

AMB Private Equity Partners
AMB Partners business include traditional private equity, leveraged transactions and equity finance. Private Equity Company
PO Box 786833,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146 The Forum, Maude Street, Sandton,Johannesburg
Mr Z Lusengo
011-303 2900

Tourism Industry Development Financing (from IDC)
Financing aimed at commercial projects in the medium to large sectors of the tourism industry. Development Agency, Financial Institution PO Box 784055,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146 19 Fredman Drive,Sandown,Johannesburg,2196
Mr B Nkosi
011 -269 3509

Black Economic Empowerment Programme (from DTI)
The objective of this strategy is to bring about structural change in South African economy regarding black participation Government Private Bag X84,Pretoria,0001 House of Trade and Industry, 11th Floor, Prinsloo Street
Ms M Buthelezi
012-310 9675

A donor providing developmental assistance. Donor P.O.Box 14664, Hatfield, 0028 1090 Arcadia Street,Hatfield,Pretoria
Ms E Gille
012-342 3911

Greenfields Venture Capital (Pty) Ltd
Greenfields manages the Pick n Pay Ackerman Foundation, which focuses on most sectors, except property, liquor, gambling and tobacco.
Private Equity Company PO Box 44436,Claremont,Cape Town,7735
Mr G Galiel
021-671 2820

International Finance Corporation
This fund excludes distilling, tobacco, armaments and gambling industries
Private Equity Company PO Box 41283,Craighall,Johannesburg,2024
Mr M Tiller
011-341 9000

Wipprivate Equity
Private equity and venture capital providers to most industries Private Equity Company P/Bag X2600,Houghton,Johannesburg,2041 61 Central Street,Houghton,2041
Ms T Muranda
011 715 3500

Viking Investments and Asset Management
This fund focuses on seed and start-up capital for most industries, excluding agriculture. Private Equity Company Venture House Peter Place Park, 54 Peter Place,Bryanston,Johannesburg
Mr M Walsh
011-548 2400

Thuso Mentoring Programme (from Khula)
The primary aim of Thuso Mentorship is to ensure transfer of skills on a one-to-one basis. Development Agency PO Box 4197,Rivonia,Johannesburg,2128 Mellis Park, Bradenham Hall 7 Mellis Road,Rivonia,Johannesburg,2128
Mr W Hlalele
011-807 8464

Contact me if you need any support when applying.


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