Typically, SGF invest between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000 of equity in Voltaian businesses, targeting primary food production and processing companies, Clean-tech, renewable energy and tourism, Microfinance, Credit Unions where SGF believe SGF can make the most impact. However, we invest right across the supply chains.
SGF have a long-term outlook, recognizing that some of our early-stage agribusinesses can take ten years or more to reach maturity. That means SGF can support agribusinesses that would otherwise struggle to secure financing on affordable terms and also improve their chances to develop into viable, commercial businesses.
To maintain a balanced investment portfolio, and reduce our overall risk profile, SGF also finance expansion projects in more mature agribusinesses with proven business models. These projects typically generate earlier cash flow and pay-back periods.