Our Story

Norsad Finance is a provider of flexible and customized long-term financing to mid-market companies and financial services providers in Southern Africa. Norsad has a capital base of over USD 100 million and prioritizes investments to financially sustainable companies that also deliver substantive positive social and environmental impact.
 
Norsad Finance was incorporated in Botswana in 2011 and is IFSC accredited; however, we have a history spanning over 25 years. We first started operating in 1990 as a multilateral agency based in Lusaka. The establishment of Norsad Agency followed an agreement between four Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and 11 Southern African countries  (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) to establish an organization that can contribute to the economic development of Southern Africa by extending foreign currency facilities for the operations of private sector businesses.
 
Following the evolvement of Norsad to a limited liability company, we incorporated more customized and flexible debt and mezzanine funding structures to businesses in the Southern African region. 
 

Our Mission

“To be the premier provider of customized longer-term risk capital to Southern African companies and financial services providers that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.”
 

Our Vision

“To be acknowledged as a preferred impact investor providing flexible and customized financing solutions.”
 

Our Values

Integrity
We do what we say and uphold high standards of fairness and ethical behaviour.
Respect
Respect and treat others equally.
Transparency
Openness in our communication and actions.
Accountability
The willingness to take responsibility for our actions.
Learning
Continuous improvement in ourselves and our work.
Partnership
We continuously seek to be a more agile and responsive partner to our stakeholders.