Business Partners Seeks To Finance Established Business Owners. Business Partners Limited is South Africa’s leading risk financier for small and medium-sized businesses. The company offers risk finance using equity, royalty and debt finance, or a combination, and added value support in the form of mentorship and property investment and management for entrepreneurs in South Africa and selected African countries.
Business owners have trusted the company to unlock business value in over 71 000 business finance transactions. It has approved finance to the tune of R20 billion+ to established entrepreneurs. The Global SME Finance Awards named us the 2019 Gold winner in the SME Bank of the Year – Africa.
As it understands the challenges business owners face, the company takes more risks and finances more established entrepreneurs than most financiers. Its core competencies include business finance, property finance, property management and non-financial services (technical assistance and mentorship).
It provides finance ranging from R500 000 to R50 million to established entrepreneurs with a viable formal business. It tailors its finance to meet the owner’s unique needs and negotiates pricing and repayment terms. It also assess the business for viability and engages with the entrepreneur to understand the business’ potential. The company doesn’t just look at security as demonstrated by financials.
It is one of a handful of financiers who provide business owners with up to 100% in commercial property finance. Its property finance caters to established entrepreneurs with a viable business that want to refinance or purchase their own premises, as well as established entrepreneurs looking to add a property component to their investment portfolio.
With 40 years of experience in acquiring and managing properties, the company is proud of what it offers to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Property Equity Partnerships (co-ownerships). Its portfolio boasts over 160 buildings across South Africa and is represented by the full spectrum of industrial, retail and commercial offerings specifically designed to benefit the SME.
The company’s Mentorship Support Services and Technical Assistance harness the business expertise, skills and wisdom of senior business and professional people – often retired executives, making their services available to entrepreneurs in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), at a fee commensurate with the complexity of the entrepreneur’s business development needs.