Corporate ESD

We work with corporates to tailor-make investment management services that suit their Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Programmes and intended beneficiaries.

We offer bespoke investment management services for your ESD Fund / Budget – including:
  • Deal flow development / origination
  • Due Diligence on deals,
  • Valuation of Investee companies,
  • Pre-and-Post Investment Activities (incl. other broad business management services)
  • Mentoring & Supporting Entrepreneurs
Equity investing:  We actively manage the your ESD Fund to invest in shares of emerging SMEs in your supply chain.
Debt Funding:  We help structure & manage your ESD fund to offer interest bearing / interest free loans to SMEs in your supply chain.
Grant Funding:  We help structure and manage your grants to SMEs and suppliers. Part of the grant funding can be used to support SMEs in our Savvy Business Village / business supportprogrammes

Additional Benefits For Your Company:

  • 70% of the investment into the equity / interest bearing debt of SMEs will qualify as Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Shares and will count towards your B-BBEE scorecard.
  • 50% for Interest-bearing Debt – will count towards your B-BBEE scorecard.
  • 100% for Grant Funding) – will count towards your B-BBEE scorecard.
– with the once off investment being counted towards your B-BEE scorecard, and can be claimed every year while you (the company) hold the investment in the beneficiary / SME or Savvy Venture Fund.


Corporates wishing to take advantage of the SARS Section 12J tax deduction may invest directly into the Savvy Venture Fund I (s12J VCC-0061) which will at all times hold at least 51% of investments in qualifying black owned SMEs.

In addition to B-BBEE points, corporates (incl. individuals and trusts) may deduct the FULL investment into the s12J VCC / Fund from their taxable income (giving relief of up to 28% for S.A. corporate investors).


Please get in touch with us:

or contact Thabo Ncalo ( for a discussion on how we can partner with your company to enhance and add value to your ESD programme and beneficiaries.