IFU has completed almost 80 investments in West Africa in partnership with Danish companies. Committed investments amount to a total of around DKK 8 billion, of which IFU has provided about DKK 1.5 billion either as equity or loans.
The investments have contributed to creating around 19,000 direct jobs.
More than 40 years' experience in West Africa
IFU made its first investments in the region in Côte d'Ivoire in the early 1970s. Since then, IFU has invested in a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare, textiles, tourism as well as hotels and restaurants.
Providing capital and advisory services from own offices
IFU provides advisory services and risk capital. The typical involvement in a project starts at the planning stage, continues during the establishment phase until the new company is able to operate on its own. When the shares are sold or the loan is repaid, the proceeds are reinvested in new project companies. IFU currently has an active portfolio of almost 20 companies in West Africa.
The IFU regional office in Accra, Ghana provides on-location advisory services. The locally appointed manager serves on the boards of a number of the companies established in partnership with Danish companies.
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