Description of the Process

Entrepreneurs must drive the process, demonstrating the vision and energy to build their business.
Our partnership with the entrepreneur begins long before we make an investment, as many businesses may require pre-investment support to meet the standards required by international investors.

Detailed business plans need to be fine-tuned, financial reporting practices may need to be upgraded and the legal structure of the business may need to be clarified. In providing this support, our role is to guide, not to do. Entrepreneurs must drive the process, demonstrating the vision and energy to build their business.

Working directly with entrepreneurs before we make an investment allows us to assess their strengths and weaknesses, and helps us build the relationship necessary to make the partnership successful.

Kinyeti Venture Capital's approach to evaluating investment opportunities is designed to be both efficient and effective. The amount of information we request will be a function of our interest in fully exploring the investment opportunity.

The first steps of the investment review process will seem impersonal and somewhat mechanical, as the investment company is gathering initial information required for a preliminary assessment of each investment opportunity. If we progress further into the investment review process, the process will become more interactive on a personal level and may include a number of meetings and site visits.

The time required to complete the investment review process will vary from company-to-company, likely ranging from as little as a day or two (for opportunities that don't fit the investment company's investment focus) to several weeks to as long as several months (to complete the entire investment review process and make an investment). As you might expect, the process of really getting to know each other requires a significant investment of time.

Before a company decides to submit an investment request and related information to the investment company, the company should first review the Kinyeti Venture Capital website to determine whether or not the investment opportunity is a potential fit for Kinyeti.

Click here to review the investment company's general investment criteria.

If your opportunity does not match the investment company's investment criteria, it is not necessary to submit an investment request or related information about your company.

The process begins when you provide us with some preliminary information regarding your business via email, at our offices, or using our upload tool on the website.

You will be asked to provide contact information and answer a series of questions designed to introduce Kinyeti to your business and the associated investment opportunity.

We prefer that information in Step 1 of the investment review process be submitted electronically via the investment company's website.

After our initial review, if we feel your company has promise as an investment opportunity for Kinyeti Venture Capital, we will provide an additional list of questions regarding your company and the associated investment opportunity.

If we continue to believe the investment opportunity represented by your company is a potential match, you will be invited to meet with representatives of the investment company.

You may be invited to come to our offices in Juba, or we may request a site visit to your offices.

Prior to this introductory meeting, you will be asked to submit a copy of your complete business plan and detailed financial information.

A small fraction of the investment opportunities that are assessed will progress to this point in the investment review process. If your company reaches this point of the process, you may receive a term sheet (an investment offer) from the investment company.

The investment company may conduct due diligence, which would require the exchange of significant additional information, as well as additional meetings, to include site visits and customer interviews.

Due diligence will typically involve research into all, or an appropriate subset, of the topics addressed in the sample due diligence checklist. If the due diligence process is concluded with a satisfactory result, and if agreement is reached on a term sheet, the formal investment documents can be prepared and the transaction can be closed.

After we invest, we will work alongside the entrepreneur as owners in the business to define performance targets. Our work with investee companies extends beyond financial performance. We support the development and implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance management systems.

In addition, we advocate the development of Anti-Corruption/Economic Crime and Money Laundering policies and their integration into the investee company's operational processes.

If at any step during the investment review process we decide the opportunity represented by your company is not a fit for Kinyeti Venture Capital, we will tell you why we decided against the investment.

Regardless of the outcome of the investment review process, we hope you find the process to be worthwhile.