Eight I&P-funded companies highlighted in the report "Companies to Inspire Africa"
Entrepreneurs | 23/01/2019
The London Stock Exchange Group has published the second edition of its report "Companies to Inspire Africa". This report aims to identify the most inspiring and dynamic high-growth African companies in the market. Like I&P, the LSEG believes that these companies have a crucial role to play in...

Meeting with Myriam Kadio-Morokro Brou, founder of the clinic PROCREA
Entrepreneurs | 22/01/2019
  The clinic PROCRÉA, specialized in reproductive health, began its activities in 2008. Based in Abidjan, it is now the leader in Côte d'Ivoire for medically assisted reproduction. PROCREA is the latest investment of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), launched in December...

I&P and the Government of Monaco sign a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa
News | 15/01/2019
  Monaco, January 15, 2019 - Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and the Government of Monaco signed a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa. Launched by 2020, its objective will be to address the challenges of access, equity, quality...

A successful crowdfunding campaign for Eden Tree
Entrepreneurs | 20/12/2018
  Eden Tree recently completed a crowdfunding round of €30,000 in 4 days to install a solar plant for its factory in Accra, Ghana. This crowdfunding platform was provided by Ecoligo Investments, a crowdinvesting platform for renewable energy projects initiated by ecoligo GmbH with a...

New report on the Missing Middles, with I&P’s contribution
Intelligence & Analysis | 05/12/2018
  Dalberg, the Dutch Good Growth Fund, Omidyar Network and the Collaborative for Frontier Finance published late October a report entitled “The Missing Middles: Segmenting Enterprises to Better Understand Their Financial Needs”, to which I&P provided data, expertise and guidance....

Interview with Jean-Michel Severino for the blog "Ideas for Development"
In The Press | 20/11/2018
  Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, discusses the major challenges facing the African continent in an interview for the blog Ideas for Development (ID4D), coordinated by the French Development Agency. These challenges and opportunities, which are absolutely...

PEG Africa wins top industry award in Ghana
Entrepreneurs | 19/11/2018
  PEG Africa is a young company which aims to bring off-grid solar energy access to rural and peri-urban communities in West Africa by providing pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar home systems to rural and remote customers. The company joined I&P’s portfolio in 2015. PEG Africa has been...

I&P launches the blog "Entreprenante Afrique", in partnership with Ferdi and the African Club of Entrepreneurs
News | 15/11/2018
  Initiated by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (Ferdi) and the African Club of Entrepreneurs, the blog Entreprenante Afrique is a direct and logical continuation of the eponymous book published in 2016 by Jean-...

I&P publishes an article to fight against "impact washing"
Intelligence & Analysis | 05/11/2018
  I&P takes a step to fight the risk of "impact washing" associated with the growth of the industry and drafted an article entitled "There is no such thing as impact, but only proof of impact". The first part of the article is available on the blog "Making Finance Work for Africa"....

I&P's October newsletter is online!
News | 31/10/2018
  I&P's 23th Newsletter focuses on the closing of I&P Développement 2, with an editorial signed by Stefan Nalletamby of the African Development Bank (one of the main investors of the roundtable). The newsletter also includes the latest news and arrivals in the team, news from...

Portrait of the co-founders of AFRIBON,IPAE 2's new investment
Entrepreneurs | 30/10/2018
  The company AFRIBON, specialized in the creation and marketing of food flavors, is one of the first investments of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2). Created in 2012 by Julien Giuge and Anne Merienne, AFRIBON is currently the only company to produce locally and offer a...

7th Edition of the annual Entrepreneurs' Training Seminar, hold in Africa for the first time
Entrepreneurs | 25/10/2018
  The Training Seminar is an annual meeting gathering the entrepreneurs supported by Investisseurs & Partenaires. This 7th edition was organized from October 17 to 19 in Abidjan and gathered more than 70 entrepreneurs.   The seminar is notably organised by the African Club...

I&P holds its first General Assembly on the African Continent
News | 22/10/2018
  On October 16, 2018, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) hold for the first time its General Assembly in Africa, gathering about twenty investors in Abidjan. At this occasion I&P hold a press conference to highlight the rapid expansion of its team, especially in Africa, its...

NEST achieves ISO 9001:2015 quality certification
Entrepreneurs | 15/10/2018
  On October 10, NEST get ISO 9001:2015 certified. This certification aknowledges the quality of NEST's services: "Patient Reception and Orientation, Consultations, Hospitalizations and Follow-up". "NEST has placed quality management at the core of its strategy since the beginning. This...

I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) carries out its first investments
News | 09/10/2018
  The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2, launched in December 2017 with a first closing at €50 million, made its first investments. Operating in various sectors of activity, the first companies of IPAE 2 portfolio share a common feature: the choice to develop their activities, from the...

IPDEV 2 reaches its final closing and accelerates the launch of 10 impact funds in sub-Saharan Africa
News | 24/09/2018
  The investment company I&P Développement 2 (IPDEV 2), managed by Investisseurs & Partenaires, an experienced fund manager dedicated to African SMEs, reached its final closing and totalizes an investment capacity of €21 million, exceeding its initial target. With the support of...

Neurotech gets ISO certified for its management system
Entrepreneurs | 20/09/2018
    Neurotech, an information and technology provider delivering solutions for Senegalese enterprises, get the ISO 9001:2015 certification, relative to quality management.   The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO...

I&P publishes the first ESG & Impact reporting of the fund IPDEV 2
News | 18/09/2018
  The investment company I&P Développement 2 (IPDEV 2), managed by Investisseurs & Partenaires, has released its ESG & Annual Impact reporting (as of March 2018). IPDEV 2 aims to finance high potential small businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, with financing needs ranging from...

I&P's Newsletter of July 2018: Focus on the launch of Comoé Capital
News | 20/07/2018
I&P publishes the third newsletter of 2018, with a focus on the recent launch of the impact fund Comoé Capital, sponsored by IPDEV 2 : • Edito of Joël Cadier, Chairman of Comoé Capital • Focus on the launching event of Comoé Capital, in March 2018 • Portrait of Fidèle Diomandé,...

Interview of Fidèle Diomandé, founder of Ivoirian publishing house Vallesse
Entrepreneurs | 18/07/2018
  Comoé Capital’s first investment as part of the Education Impact Fund (an initiative supported by the Jacobs Foundation), Vallesse is an Ivoirian publishing house founded in 2005 by Fidèle Diomandé, an entrepreneur committed to youth education in Côte d'Ivoire. VALLESSE's editorial...

Publication of the 6th ESG & Impact Reporting of the fund IPAE 1
News | 17/07/2018
  Launched in 2012, the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE 1) closed its investment phase in 2017 with two investments in Malian companies, bringing to 29 the total number of African SMEs in portfolio. The publication of the sixth ESG & Impact annual reporting is the opportunity...

Lesson 9: "Small businesses in Africa need patient capital and time to grow"
Intelligence & Analysis | 06/07/2018
  With the lesson n°9 from "Fifteen Years, Fifteen Lessons from Africa", we continue to share insights about key elements characterizing the impact investing sector and we focus here on the frequent need to extend the investment period when targeting small and young enterprises in Africa....

EMPEA’s Report on SDGs, with a case study on I&P
Intelligence & Analysis | 04/07/2018
  EMPEA (an independent organization for private capital in emerging markets) published a new report entitled “Private Equity’s Role in Delivering the SDGs: Current Approaches and Main Practices”. The report also features several case studies, including one on I&P’s alignment strategy...

The Education Impact Fund makes a first investment: Editions Vallesse
News | 26/06/2018
  The Education Impact Fund (EIF), an impact fund dedicated to education in Côte d'Ivoire, announces a first investment in the company Vallesse Editions. Launched in November 2017 in partnership with the Jacobs Foundation, the EIF is managed by Comoé Capital, the first investment company...

Which economic model to support SMEs? Focus on Lesson n°8
Intelligence & Analysis | 25/06/2018
  The eight lesson of the document "Fifteen Years, Fifteen Lessons from Africa" analyzes I&P’s choice to focus on small investments led by African entrepreneurs in fragile states. This represents an impact choice, motivated by the fact that there are very few financing solutions...

Enko Education launches two new schools in Mali and Burkina Faso
Entrepreneurs | 18/06/2018
  African International Schools group Enko Education has announced the launch of two new schools, which will open at the beginning of the new academic year in September 2018: Enko Bamako International School in Bamako, Mali and Enko Ouaga International School in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso....

The GIIN released its annual Impact Investor Survey: Key learnings and Figures
Intelligence & Analysis | 14/06/2018
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) published the 8th edition of its Annual Impact Investor Survey, a comprehensive assessment of data on the global impact investing market comprising data and insights from 229 of the world’s leading impact investors, among which Investisseurs &...

Africa Radio gets a frequency in Abidjan
Entre | 13/06/2018
  AFRICA RADIO is a new African radio project, which aims to offer a unique cultural program and cover in the coming years the main cities of French-speaking African countries. Supported by the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs since 2016, the project relies on the experience of Africa...

"Growing a food company in West Africa": interview of Sylvie Sagbo (SENAR) and Cécile Carlier (I&P Conseil)
Entrepreneurs | 12/06/2018
  Fabien Tondel from ECDPM's Great Insights magazine spoke to Sylvie Sagbo, Managing Director of SENAR Les Délices Lysa, a Senegalese manufacturer of food products, and Cécile Carlier, Director of I&P Conseil, the advisory branch of Paris-based Investisseurs & Partenaires, which...

Discovering African management: Focus on 7th lesson from "Fifteen Lessons from Africa"
Intelligence & Analysis | 30/05/2018
  Chapter three of the document "Fifteen years, Fifteen lessons from Africa" gather a few lessons learned from I&P's experience as an investor with African entrepreneurs. Considering the size of the companies we invest in, the human dimension is essential and the creation of a long-term...

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