12 Things You Should Know About Africa’s Largest Private Arms Maker

Written by Dana Sanchez

Ivor Ichikowitz makes selling military hardware sound like a moral crusade. He believes the arms deals he brokers make Africa a safer place. Some say his slogan should be “Give war a chance.” Industrialist, venture capitalist, philanthropist — those are some of the names people call the founder and chairman of South Africa’s Paramount Group, largest privately owned arms company in Africa. Just don’t call him an arms dealer.