IFU's Johannesburg office provides on-location advice to Danish companies wishing to set up operations in South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique or Angola.

IFU has completed more than 60 investments in southern Africa in partnership with Danish companies. Committed investments total about DKK 2.5 billion, of which IFU has provided almost DKK 500 million either as equity or loans.

The investments have contributed to creating about 10,000 jobs.

More than 20 years' experience in southern Africa

IFU made its first investments in southern Africa in 1989. Since then, IFU has invested in a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, cement, agriculture, healthcare 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 17 companies in southern Africa.

IFU's regional office in Johannesburg 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.

  • Alex Unsgaard
    Alex Unsgaard
    Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa
    Tel.: +45 33 63 75 19
  • Johnny Ohgrøn Hansen
    Johnny Ohgrøn Hansen
    Regional Director, Southern Africa
    Tel.: +27 11 467 4070/ 1287
IFU Southern Africa
IFU Southern Africa1016 Oak Hill , Fourways Golf Park, Roos Street, Fourways, 2055 Johannesburg, South Africa

Tlf. +27 11 467 4070
Fax: +27 11 467 4079