IFSA Private Equity’s investment funds started capturing new investors’ attention in 2019, when funds growth hit record high and started realising incredible returns for investors.

Before that, our team had to work hard to secure the initial capital for building our company. While the idea of private equity had been around for a long time, it is only recently that investments in private equity have started becoming mainstream – especially on the local front.

In this Q&A, IFSA CEO Frikkie van Loggerenberg shares behind-the-scenes details about the origins and evolution of IFSA – and how we’ve managed to grow to a point where we currently have R600 million in our private equity fund.