GroFin

GroFin is seeking applications for its Small and Growing Business Fund. GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises.

SGB Fund: First of its kind, uncapped and unlimited-life fund to support growth of small and growing businesses in Africa. Officially launched by GroFin on September 23rd, 2015.

Objectives

  • 80 – 100 investments per year at an average deal size of USD $100,000- USD $1.5 million in local currency. The fund typically provides finance in forms of medium term loans.
  • Over 10 years the growing SGB portfolio will sustain 32,000 employees as part of its impact.
  • A specialist fund manager with a proven track record and local capacity in 9 countries in Africa.
Focus
 
Focus on Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) that are grossly underserved by other funds or financiers. Delivers a unique integrated solution for patient risk capital and end-to-end business support to start-up and growing businesses at the SME base.
 
Fund Size
 
US $100+ Million
 
Locations
 
Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda
 
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicant’s business operates in one of the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda
  • Applicant’s business is for profit
  • Applicant’s business has a turnover of less than US$ 15 million and assets less than US$ 6 million
  • Applicants require financing between US$ 100,000 and US$ 1.5 million
  • The business is owner-operated and/or the owner is substantially involved in running the business

About GroFin: GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises. 

SGB Fund: First of its kind, uncapped and unlimited-life fund to support the growth of small and growing businesses in Africa. Officially launched by GroFin on September 23rd, 2015.

Post Date - 21-Aug-2017


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