"The only visible sign of life is growth" - John Henry Newman
An innovative approach to business development and investment profiling
Our core focus has always remained on capital raising, strategic structuring & business development. We have expanded our access to the funding & financing market across the globe with a vast network of co-consultancies, fund managers in almost all types of financing, and dealmakers alike.
We have grown into a company with international reach
Founded in September 2000, the company originally focused on assisting entrepreneurs with raising start-up funding for new business ideas.
Re-branded to BMDC
Middle 2006, the company was re-branded and repositioned and continued trading under the new name BMDC.
Today we have grown into a company with international reach and are considered by many individuals and firms alike as one of the few consultancies in the industry that get positive results despite the predominantly negative funding market prevailing in South Africa.
“It is about getting that group of people to move in the same way. To help companies understand how to transform their cultures so that they can do some of the things that they dream of doing.” – Ron Ricci (VP Cisco Systems 2001)
IP Purchase – Wine Industry
Mandated to negotiate and structure a private funding round for the purchase of a local IP for product distribution in international markets. Funded in full via structured funding and private equity.
International Market Rollout – Medical Diagnostics
Mandated to structure an investment proposal for the international rollout, specifically the US and European markets, of the product range. The final proposal is today still in use as template by the management of the firm for new investment rounds.
Capital Instrument – Boat Building Industry
Mandated to design and structure a new insurance/working capital and financing model for the boat building industry in South Africa. The model was designed in conjunction with the BMDC network in the UK.
International Hotel & Resort Development
Mandated to structure and negotiate a full funding round for the development of a hotel and yacht resort in the Seychelles. Funded in full via South African private banking group and international partner.
National Marketing Rollout - Fintech
Mandated to structure and negotiate a funding round for the national marketing operations. Funded in full via sector specific IT fund.
MBO of Retail Chain
Mandated to structure, design and negotiate share funding for an MBO in a retail chain in South Africa. Funded in full via a structured funding programme from an international banking firm.
The best advice is always to talk to us first and let us assess the full picture and only then make suggestions on the best way forward pertaining to the type of product/ service needed. We are known for structuring workable transactions that the majority can’t do, especially so when it comes to capital raising.
“The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” – Thomas Watson
“When our company was first introduced to BMDC it was soon established that BMDC would be in a position to assist our company in raising much-needed start-up capital to launch our company effectively into the marketplace…..We have found that BMDC holds its values in the success of its clients and every reasonable effort was made to assist Fresh Radiance cc in more aspects than what was required from the agreed business relationship.”
“After much trying on my part for funding and to no avail, I finally consulted one of the magazines on sale and was fortunate to come across the advertisement for BMDC. As a last resort, I got into contact with Mr. Esterhuizen. After some basic changes to my business plan and minor details, I am pleased with the level of service and advice I received. I really did appreciate all the help and time spent on my behalf on this project and I am pleased to be associated with such a dedicated team. As per Absa’s request, I would like to request that you accept the role as mentor for my program.”
“Mr. Esterhuizen played a vital, hands-on role and expressed a thorough understanding of our problems and rose to the challenge to produce a solution for our members to procure bridging capital. By linking with one of his international affiliates a product was devised that would benefit all parties involved. A broad outline of the product was ultimately used in recent discussions with the IDC and will form part of the new IDC provided finance solutions in our sector. Needless to mention that I would be glad to work with Mr. Esterhuizen again in the future, should the need arise, I would recommend him to anyone who might need his specialized services.”