ABOUT

BOOSTING ECONOMIC GROWTH
IN SOUTH AFRICA

S12J aims to boost the South African economy by encouraging investment in private companies that meet defined criteria

One of the main challenges to the growth of small-to medium sized businesses is access to equity finance. To help these businesses with their capital requirements, and boost economic growth, the South African government implemented a tax incentive in 2009. Through the process of investing into approved venture capital companies (VCCs), entrepreneurs and SMEs are able to receive equity finance to support their long-term growth potential.

VCCs provide a platform to pool numerous retail investors’ funds to the benefit of the small business sector in South Africa.

A significant benefit of Optomise is that, unlike most structured investments, investors in Optomise VCC fund have a say in the control of the underlying business. Our equity finance has provided funding start-up costs and capital for expansion of businesses, employment creation and skills development in the solar power, hospitality and technology sectors.

Our vision is that a growing appetite for these types of alternative investments will see a growth in high-impact investment that will drive enterprise development and, as a consequence, social development.

Here's an example
TYPICAL SCENARIO Ecomomy receives 45c in the Rand

EARN

R1OMIL

PAY TAX

R4.5MIL

=

INVEST OFFSHORE

R5.5MIL

S12J INCENTIVE Ecomomy receives 100c in the Rand

EARN

R1OMIL

PAY TAX

R0

=

INVEST IN S12J

R10MIL