What We Offer

WHAT WE OFFER

we provide niche and innovative financial programmes to maximise the developmental goals of the IDC

Our role is to enhance the industrial capability of South Africa, and the rest of the continent, thereby boosting economic growth and industrial development. We do this by funding entrepreneurs starting new enterprises or supporting companies that want to extend existing operations.

 

We fund start-up and existing businesses up to a maximum of R1 billion. We consider debt of R1 million.

 

We also have a number of special schemes available, administered by our Development Funds department.

FUNDING

INSTRUMENTS

 

Funding can be structured in a number of ways:

Debt

Equity and quasi-equity

Guarantees

Trade finance

Venture capital

MINIMUM

REQUIREMENTS

SECURITY

the form and nature of which will relate to your specific circumstances

 

COMPLIANCE

with international environmental standards

 

SHAREHOLDERS/OWNERS

are expected to make some financial contribution:- The contribution of historically disadvantaged people under special circumstances may be lowered, n which case the corporation will be prepared to extend finance in excess of the owner’s contribution

 

SUSTAINABILITY

the project.business must exhibit economic merit in terms of profitability and sustainability

 

REFINANCE

we do not refinance fixed assets, since our aim is to expand the industrial base

 

BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

we also focus on broad-based and expansionary black economic empowerment and black industrialists

SPECIAL SCHEMES

 

The mission of the Development Funds Department is to enhance the IDC’s developmental outcomes by providing niche and innovative financial programmes to maximize the achievement of its industrial development goals.

We administer a number of special schemes, which have various concessions targeting developmental mandates including job creation, empowerment of women, youth and black industrialists, funding of innovation, and increasing competitiveness in manufacturing.

Funding provided to deserving projects/enterprises is backed up with a business support programme providing pre- and post-investment assistance based on the evaluated needs of each project/enterprise.

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