Fish Processing

Fish Processing

Business in Fish Processing Sector: Agriculture and Food Country: Uganda Finance need: USD 150k Turnover 2015: USD 150k-300k Year of establishment: 2012     Creating value through high quality fish products Product, market solution and potential This fish processor was founded in 2012 to create value for fish farmers in Uganda. The company obtains fish from 2000 farmers. Starting with filleted and frozen fish, the company launched a wide range of branded products, such as smoked fish, sausages, samosas and powder. The demand for these fish products is rapidly increasing. By processing the fish into high quality products, longer shelf life and higher margins are established. This company produces zero waste as they sell the (filleting) waste as pet food. All parts of the fish are used for either food or feed. Entrepreneur & team The female entrepreneur has shown an impressive growth track building the company from scratch. She is open to recruit a strong management team to move the company to the next level. Turnover & investment need In 2015 the company had a turnover in the category of USD150k-300k and is expected to continue its growth pace and even increase their margins. The company has shown sound profitability and has financed its own growth. The company is searching for an investment of approximately USD150k to purchase assets (e.g. a distribution van), increasing cold storage facilities and to attract good quality staff. Impact Four years after its foundation, the company sources from and hence provides increased income for 2000 farmers in the region. Besides that, the entrepreneur also provides training to the farmers on improving feeding and breeding of the...
Stone Veneering

Stone Veneering

Stone Veneering Business in Construction Sector: Construction Country: Uganda Finance need: USD 150,000 Turnover 2015: USD 150-300k Year of establishment: 2011 Fast growing Ugandan company seeks investment for the next step in business       Product, market solution and potential Founded in 2011, this stone veneering company has seen an incredible growth right from the start. With selling veneer as a decorative construction material to commercial projects and to (high-end) domestic clients, they have found a market niche in both the local Ugandan and regional market. The company has been very successful; there is even a growing waiting list of potential customers. Entrepreneur & team The entrepreneurial team is very committed and credible. They have brought the company in five years from a startup to a fast growing SME, showing double-digit growth every year. Now they are ready to build a solid management team for the next step in their business. Turnover & investment need In 2015 turnover was in the category of USD 150-300k and is expected to nearly double in 2016. To facilitate their growth, the company searches for an investment of USD 150k, preferably loans, but partly equity is negotiable. The investment will mainly be used for new machinery, extra stock and working capital. Soon the factory will move to new premises that can accommodate future expansion. Impact The company works with a number of stone quarries for their supply. These quarries have associated around 600 workers. The stone veneering company has put efforts in improving the working conditions of these workers by supplying protective wear and, as part of the BiD Business Development Support program, the company explores partnerships to...