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    Seeking SME funds and returns.

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WE WORK WITH YOU TO SECURE MULTI-YEAR POINTS ON YOUR ESD INVESTMENT.

Reasons to work with Aurik

We understand SMEs

We work with entrepreneurs and build SMEs daily and have done so since 2001. To manage SME investment risk, this is a vital capability!

Accredited and Recognised

Our fund, LinkMakers Capital, a registered Section 12J, Venture Capital Corporation serves corporate investors and SME suppliers into corporate supply chains.

SME Investing

We operate a scalable, customised SME investment, data rich platform aligned to how a business grows through its lifecycle

Governance and Process

Our governance process manages over R3 billion of investment across a number of asset classes.

Risk and Return Management

Having built and exited a number of SMEs using a risk-return approach that has delivered consistent returns.

Getting in and out

We have and continue to harvest and exit minority stake equity investments in SMEs to deliver actual returns in your hands.

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We have built an accredited, compliant, investment platform that delivers the lowest-cost-per-point whilst delivering an SME funding solution that enables your SME suppliers to scale, grow and perform against your service level agreements turning ESD into PP.

SME INVESTING

  • Why VCs struggle to invest in SMEs!

    Why VCs struggle to invest in SMEs!

    Size does count! The ability of a business to withstand blows is largely linked to its size and momentum. Size suggests momentum, skills, resources, customers, retained income, cashflow and all the things that suggest safety and low risk.

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  • SME funding stages through the business growth lifecycle!

    SME funding stages through the business growth lifecycle!

    Business grows through a lifecycle, much like we as people grow through life stages. The business growth lifecycle has five primary stages, and their occurrence is inevitable. Understanding these stages, knowing what risks and opportunities each present, is vital to successful SME investing.

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  • When will your investment Rands turn into BEE points?

    When will your investment Rands turn into BEE points?

    Investing in an ESD SME portfolio offers extensive benefits. Getting it done right requires a number of hurdles to be overcome. One of the hurdles, in fact a critical hurdle, is the certainty that ESD monies invested will secure your organisation the ESD points you need to support your overall BEE scorecard.

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  • How to create SME portfolios when managing risk and return?

    How to create SME portfolios when managing risk and return?

    The idea of creating a flagship, ESD SME portfolio in response to the BEE codes is appealing indeed. A single strategy, adopted across the organisation, limiting the demand on the time of senior executives, and creating a consistent and certain reporting and compliance format for verification, is a dream for most companies.

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  • SME funding options in terms of the BEE codes?

    SME funding options in terms of the BEE codes?

    Allocating a portion of your ESD budge to funding SME’s offers a number of benefits from earning points within the period of measurement and beyond to supporting the ability of the SME to service your demands earning you preferential procurement points too.

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  • What do you look for when investing into a business with an annual turnover below R50m?

    What do you look for when investing into a business with an annual turnover below R50m?

    Investing in a small-medium enterprise (SME) is a tricky business. Getting this right means getting the focus of your evaluation right.

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Understanding SME growth challenges is critical to managing investment risk and returns.