GC FUND

How To Submit Your Project

Our objective is to invest in attractive businesses where our financing and expertise can drive company’s growth. Our investment in Georgia will benefit not only investors, but also employees, communities and all stakeholders.

Georgian Co-investment Fund seeks investment opportunities in key sectors of Georgian economy: energy & infrastructure, hospitality & real estate, agriculture & logistics and manufacturing.

We are looking for to invest in medium and large-sized enterprises (MLEs) in Georgia, which can demonstrate significant growth potential.

Companies interested in getting financing from GCF should submit a detailed business plan.

What we expect to see in a business plan:

Overview of the company

  • Brief history
  • Business overview
  • Owners & partners
  • Operational data for last three years (if applicable)
  • Financial statements for last three years (if applicable)

Products and Services

  • What product/service you are planning to provide?
  • What is the need for product/service you are planning to produce?
  • How will your business satisfy the need?

Market Overview

  • Facts about your industry
  • How big is the market?
  • How attractive and profitable is the sector?
  • Who are the key players?
  • What is the growth potential and opportunity for a business of your size?
  • What barriers to entry keep potential new competitors from flooding into your market?
  • Market demand for the product/service

Marketing Strategy

  • How will your product differentiate?
  • Who will you be targeting as customers?
  • Current clients: Their names and addresses. Amount they are buying.
  • What will be your most effective marketing and promotional strategies?

Operations

  • How and where do you produce your products or services?
  • Availability of required inputs:

Personnel Number of employees. Type of labor (skilled, unskilled, professional). Where do you find new employees? Quality of existing staff. Pay structure. Training methods and requirements. New hiring in the coming year? Who does which tasks? Are schedules and procedures in place? Do you use contract workers as well as employees?

Suppliers Their names and addresses. Type and amount of inventory furnished. Credit and delivery policies. History and reliability. Do you expect shortages or short-term delivery problems? Are supply costs steady or fluctuating? If fluctuating, how do you deal with changing costs? Should you be searching out new sources of supply, or are you satisfied with present suppliers?

Equipment suppliersform where you are planning to buy additional equipment? Technical specification of equipmentThe Legal EnvironmentDescribe the following: licensing and bonding requirements: permits, health, workplace, or environmental regulations, special regulations covering your industry or profession, etc.

Financial plan

  • The financial plan consists of a five-year projections of: profit and loss, a cash-flow, a projected balance sheet, capital expenditures and a breakeven calculation. Include monthly breakdowns for the first two years. Assumptions of the financial model should be indicated on the separate spread sheet. Add different scenario analysis.

Financing the project

  • How much you and your partners are investing?
  • How much debt you are planning to attract and from where?
  • How much additional equity financing you are expecting form us to invest?

Management and Organization

  • Bios of key executives

Appendices

  • Financial models, pre-feasibility/feasibility studies, industry overviews, etc.