Investment Advisory

The case for providing Technical Assistance (TA) alongside investments, especially for small ticket size SME investments to de-risk investment and increase the likelihood of success has been made and increasingly validated as critical for successful SME development and investment. ICA has a 100% DEDICATED AND COMPLETELY SEPARATE INVESTMENT ADVISORY TEAM FROM ITS FUND MANAGEMENT TEAMS that offers the following:

  • Business Development Assistance (BDA) to SUPPORT INVESTEE COMPANIES OF AN ICA FUND UNDER MANAGEMENT in specific areas such as marketing, sales & distribution, management & governance, operation & production planning, supply/value chain planning, finance & accounting management, EHSG planning & management, human resources, legal etc)
  • Business Development Services (BDS): Services to support enterprises with no affiliation to ICA to improve their performance and grow sustainably. Services provided include:
    • Consultancy Services: Business planning, business plan writing or business plan enhancement, fund raising, feasibility and market research/study, finance & accounting management, general management & governance, operational planning & implementation, supply/value chain management, training needs assessments etc.
    • Trainings: A range of short- and medium-term business-related trainings and seminars to clients with no previous business experience who are interested in starting a business and managers or promoters of existing businesses. Trainings provided are mostly general business-related trainings such entrepreneurship, business planning, accounting & financial management, bookkeeping, product/service development & value creation, marketing and sales planning & implementation, supply/value chain development and planning, services quality management, leadership etc.
    • Other Services: Mentoring and coaching of entrepreneurs, monitoring & evaluation services, design and or implementation of third party BDS/Training and entrepreneurship promotion programs.
  • Business Incubation & Acceleration Services to support innovative businesses that may not be market ready, operationally ready and or investment ready for which promoters require administrative support, hands-on support, mentoring, business development and technical assistance to successfully establish and grow viable businesses.