Recently established AIM Investment Holdings is growing the entrepreneurial spirit in South Africa by identifying and appointing promising entrepreneurs in an effort to offer one-of-a-kind, multi-disciplinary service. This financial ecosystem hopes to contribute answers solving current socio-economic challenges.
Established entrepreneur, founder & chief executive officer Delarey Brugman has been based his business principles on Aristotle’s philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Brugman is setting out to build a holding company that grows independent shareholder value by optimizing the collective through strategic co-operation. Corporate activity includes purposefully acquiring or inviting small to medium sized companies with successful track records and entrepreneurial flair to benefit from this strategic ecosystem.
Founder Delarey Brugman has been a firm believer in Aristotle’s philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Brugman is setting out to build a holding company that grows collective value by strategically acquiring divisions with successful track records in their individual fields.
“South Africa’s future lies in the development and nurturing of entrepreneurial skills. By creating a network of individuals and businesses that have traction in their respective industries, we’ll be able to build a business entity that can make an existential contribution to the local economy and add significant value to our clients. Building a stronger entrepreneurial base in the country means flourishing small businesses with a positive impact on job creation,” explains Brugman.
The AIM Brokerage division handles international business and has already secured the exclusive recruitment mandate for the Saudi German Hospital and IHCC, which includes medical staff, engineers, architect and project managers. They are currently investigating the potential of a joint investment opportunity with the Al Sami Group in Saudi Arabia and a local medical insurance company. The division is also working with the South African and Qatar governments to explore potential export routes, while simultaneously fostering relationships with Chinese group representing provinces outside Beijing and Shanghai.
AIM Property focuses on land acquisition, development concepts, financial structuring and marketing services. The division has recently acquired the exclusive rights to develop and market the R900-million Mzuri residential estate in Somerset West, which boasts an all-inclusive lifestyle offering with a firm focus on contemporary, eco-friendly design, innovative technologies, indigenous landscaping, paired with state-of-the-art connectivity and security.
AIM Financial incorporates financial solutions, bond origination and insurance options. Bond originators have already received positive vetting by leading financial services providers such as FNB, ABSA, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Investec and SA Home Loans. Solid industry connections are generating pre-approved home loans of between 80% and 100% for potential buyers.
AIM Technology is developing state-of-the-art fibre networks, security solutions as well as online applications. A revolutionary real estate app for Android and Apple was previewed at the recent Property Buyers Show and will be available within the next few months.
Other subsidiaries include a financial and tax advisory component as well as travel, events and celebrity/sports management divisions.
The company also funds the Give Me A Chance Foundations, which creates opportunities for disadvantaged youth. The foundation supports beneficiaries both financially and emotionally by offering bursaries, psychological support and mentorship programmes.