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The Business Case to Invest in Expertise

The session will explore the business case for investors to invest in pre- and post-investment technical assistance. For an investor, there could be a number of reasons to provide additional value, including technical assistance (TA), to portfolio companies.

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What is this workshop about?

The session will explore the business case for investors to invest in pre- and post-investment technical assistance. For an investor, there could be a number of reasons to provide additional value, including technical assistance (TA), to portfolio companies. Different business models have been tested. Basically, TA plays a critical role in strengthening the business, making them robust, and ‘de-risking’ their investment profile to impact investors.

In the case for professional volunteer service, like PUM Netherlands senior experts, its transfer of knowledge and expertise is as crucial as the committed capital investment to the enterprises. In the ‘innovation in finance’ space for entrepreneurs, organizations like PUM can play a critical role in strengthening the business competences of the enterprises.

The workshop will make the case for TA- where is it still needed in the process, and how best it can be most effectively utilized.It will foster a lively discussion with the participants, through regular prompts for input and feedback. PUM will be supported by its content partners, Common Fund for Commodities and GroFin.

Workshop Organizer

PUM Netherlands senior experts (www.pum.nl) is the largest private-to-private, volunteer development agency of the Netherlands, providing professional assistance from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Our work is grounded in professional, hands-on advice for entrepreneurs through a roster of 3,000 experienced and independent experts who share their expertise on a voluntary base with those who cannot afford or do not have access to commercial consultants. Our experts advise 2,000 entrepreneurs per year, supporting them to improve their business performance, while contributing to the sustainable growth of the economy. PUM‘s non-financial services to entrepreneurs in developing countries are of proven added value to impact investors that aim to achieve both social and financial return on investment.

For more information about the workshops, feel free to get in touch with our Head of Operations: Heleen Keijer: +31 (0)70 304 3621 or via africaworks@nabc.nl.