Speciality Agriculture

BUSINESS TYPE Crocodile Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Crocodile Meat and Skins
  • Leather Goods
  • Luxury Goods and Retail

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa, Europe, Japan, Far East

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Investor Funding Proposal
  • Acquisition of Business by a BBBEE Consortium
  • Grant Funding Application to the Department of Trade and Industry

LOAN AMOUNT R75 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Crocodile farming is not a new concept. There are two big buyers of crocodile skins in South Africa. The first manufacture products such as handbags and shoes and the other exports the skins to International markets, to clients such as Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. It’s a niche market and fewer than 10% of skins manufactured in South Africa are sold here. Wet skins are sold abroad. Roughly 90% are absorbed by fashion houses in Europe and Japan, and the lower grades end up in the Far East. There is great demand for Nile crocodile skin, although the industry is highly susceptible to changes in the economy. The Company is an established and successful commercial Crocodile Farm based in South Africa. From the purchasing of the land and inception of the farm in 1997 to its present operational status, the current Shareholder has more than 18 years’ experience in the industry.

General Farming

BUSINESS TYPE Speciality Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Agriculture

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY  Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders
  • Presentation to Venture Capitalists

LOAN AMOUNT  US$15.5 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The farm was established in 2014 with the primary objective of providing high quality Agricultural products to the local South African, sub-Saharan Africa and International markets.

Honeybush Farming

BUSINESS TYPE Speciality Farming

STAGE OF BUSINESS Existing

INDUSTRY OF OPERATION

  • Agriculture

COUNTRY/REGION/CITY South Africa

PURPOSE OF BUSINESS PLAN

  • Business Loan Application
  • Strategic Plan detailing a Growth- and Expansion Strategy to the Company’s Shareholders

LOAN AMOUNT R3.6 million

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The company was established in 2014 to produce Honeybush tea for commercial purposes whilst empowering women business owners. It is the intention of the 100% women-owned co-operative, to establish a small-scale Honeybush farming operation in the Southern Cape