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Business Partners’ Risk Financing

Business Partners structures unique, individualised financing solutions.

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Company name: Business Partners

Contact telephone number: 0861 763 346

E-mail: enquiries@businesspartners.co.za

Postal address: P.O.Box 7780, Johanneburg, 2000

Physical address: 5 Wellington Road, Parktown, Johannesburg

Website address: www.businesspartners.co.za

Company Profile

Business Partners Limited is a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, and selected African countries. The company actively supports entrepreneurial growth by providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and added-value services for viable small and medium businesses.

Fund Overview

Deals are structured using equity, shareholders’ loan accounts, royalties and term loans or any combination of these. Business Partners has developed a range of proprietal financing models that offer entrepreneurs maximum flexibility to suit their specific needs.

Applications for finance are assessed on the viability of a business, which comprises two important elements:

  • the business and
  • the entrepreneur

The business evaluation includes matters such as the product or service and its market acceptability, market size, the gearing of the business, and its ability to exist and grow, as well as the business’s history, the stage of its development and medium- to long-term profit potential, technical aspects and the location of the business.

In evaluating the entrepreneur, aspects such the ability to run a successful business on sound business principles, integrity, drive, vision and appropriate experience, are considered.

Business Partners considers financing applications up to R20 million in all sectors of the economy — with the exception of on-lending activities, direct farming operations, underground mining and non-profit organisations — to those formal small and medium businesses whose gross assets are under R100 million, where annual turnover does not exceed R200 million and/or employees are less than 500 in number.

Applications for financing below R500 000 are usually not considered; and the company does not operate in the informal or micro enterprise sectors.

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Leaf Capital: The SA Prime Property Fund

The SA Prime Property Fund is a private property investment opportunity established in 2005 by Nolands, in association with Leaf Capital.

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Company name: Leaf Capital

Contact number: +27 21 425 2295

Postal address: PO Box 44302, Claremont, 7735

Physical address: 5th Floor, Protea Place, Cnr Protea Rd and Dreyer Street, Claremont, 7708

Website address: www.leafcapital.co.za

Company profile:

Founded by Paul Leaf-Wright and Jacqui Hathorn, Leaf Capital is a niche financial advisory practice and advises on mid to top tier transactions, serving organisations that are not traditionally serviced by the large investment banks. After the establishment of its fund management arm in 2007, Leaf Capital is able to invest third party funds. Two funds were launched, one participating in non-listed private equity investments and the other in structured finance opportunities. Leaf Capital also has an interest in the management of S.A.Prime Property Limited, a property loan stock company.

Fund Overview

The SA Prime Property Fund is structured as a linked loan stock company with linked units that began with a par value of R10 each comprising one share of one cent each irrevocably linked to one variable-rate, subordinated, unsecured debenture of 999 cents. The combination of share and debenture form a Fund unit.

Fund units are valued quarterly by the Funds management, together with independent property valuer’s. A minimum of 90% of net income is distributed to investors on a quarterly period. Investors can elect to receive this distribution in the form of a subscription for linked units or be distributed as debenture interest.

SA Prime Property’s Redemption period is 90 days and is processed at quarter end (end of February, May, August and November). Redemption requests must be communicated with the Funds management prior to the previous quarters end.

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Leaf Private Equity Fund No. 1

The Leaf Private Equity team seeks to build portfolios of non-listed equity stakes in high-quality small to medium sized enterprises with a primary objective of outperforming the FTSE / JSE All Share Index by gaining active exposure to high growth companies and industries.

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Company name: Leaf Capital

Contact number: +27 21 425 2295

Postal address: PO Box 44302, Claremont, 7735

Physical address: 5th Floor, Protea Place, Cnr Protea Rd and Dreyer Street, Claremont, 7708

Website address: www.leafcapital.co.za

Company profile:

Founded by Paul Leaf-Wright and Jacqui Hathorn, Leaf Capital is a niche financial advisory practice and advises on mid to top tier transactions, serving organisations that are not traditionally serviced by the large investment banks. After the establishment of its fund management arm in 2007, Leaf Capital is able to invest third party funds. Two funds were launched, one participating in non-listed private equity investments and the other in structured finance opportunities. Leaf Capital also has an interest in the management of S.A.Prime Property Limited, a property loan stock company.

Fund Overview

Leaf Capital’s first private equity fund, The Leaf Private Equity No. 1 en commandite Partnership (“LPE1”), is currently in its third year of management and has successfully entered into four investments.

LPE1 has committed capital of R115 million and primarily seeks investments in established operating companies where it is able to empower the existing management of the company and also add to the growth through the experience and expertise of the fund management team. It is expected that LPE1 will be fully invested in the first quarter of 2011 and, owing to the good deal-flow experienced, the fund managers expect to launch a second fund during the course of 2011.

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Coast2Coast

The Company concentrates on businesses which operate in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector (foods, personal care and homecare products).

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Company name: Coast2Coast

Contact number: +27 21701 2232

Postal address: Unit C7, Westlake Square, Westlake,Cape Town, 7945

Physical address: UnitC7, Westlake Square, Westlake, Cape Town, 7945

Website: http://www.coast2coast.co.za

Company Profile

Established in 2006, Coast2Coast is a South African based private equity company which is managed by its two owners, CEO Gary Shayne and COO Cris Dillon. It invests in mature businesses which operate in well-established markets and have long track records. The company is currently concentrated on businesses which operate in the consumer products (FMCG) sector (foods, personal care, health and homecare products).

Fund Overview

C2C looks for companies with competent and honest managers and investment is currently focused on businesses which operate in the consumer products (“FMCG”) sector (foods, personal care and homecare products). C2C prefer to acquire at least 80% of a company with management retaining the balance.

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