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Dirk Meissner

Winnie Lombaard

IBN Business Solutions



With over 17 years of experience in the South African market IBN Consulting is one of the country’s leading foreign direct investment facilitation companies. We are the first address for any corporate or private investor looking for business opportunities in South Africa. Our team, consists of legal advisors, business strategists and investment bankers from various countries, can assist in purchasing and selling complete businesses or part shareholding. We are specialized in the facilitation of cross border investments and their technical aspects. Due to the company’s expertise in any legal, economic, financial and marketing aspects, clients benefit from the thorough step-by-step consulting guiding through the entire investment process. IBN has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch (Winelands).

Our Services

Facilitation of Business Opportunities
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Legal & Tax structuring
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) & foreign exchange advice
Immigration consulting (work, business and corporate permits, permanent residence)
Recruitment & Relocation of key staff

Our Network

To support our clients further in any assistance they need for their business in South Africa, we can recommend different professional partner in addition to our service. We are also a member of various networks, such as:
M&A Worldwide
German South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Austrian Trade Commission in South Africa
Hospitality Partner Association South Africa
Our inhouse business partner PSG ( is the largest independent financial intermediary in South Africa offering a one-stop solution for holistic financial planning, Investments, stockbroking, Trust and Estate Advisory Services. They support IBN clients in any need and offering professional financial advice.

Our Manager

Dirk Meissner

founded IBN in 1998. He studied Business Management in Mannheim (Germany) and wrote his Master Thesis in 1992 in co-operation with Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart. Previous professional experience includes work in the Marketing Department of Hewlett-Packard in Germany (Böblingen) and South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town) as well as with Fichtner Consulting Engineers (Stuttgart) and Development Strategies International (Cape Town). Dirk Meissner also enjoyed the opportunity to lecture at several educational institutions in both Germany and South Africa. In May 2001, Dirk was appointed director of IBN Cape Town. In 2003 he established the IBN office in Stellenbosch. He has successfully implemented numerous businesses, especially in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.


IBN Business Solutions

Dirk Meissner

16 Mill Street
Stellenbosch 7600
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 886 7606
Fax: +27 21 887 8435

Winnie Lombaard