I&P supports the fund Ebalé, dedicated to the promotion of young African artists
News | 26/04/2019
  The team of Investisseurs & Partenaires is pleased to announce its support to the Fund Ebalé, dedicated to contemporary African art and promoted by the Angalia Gallery. The launch of the fund represents, for its founders and partners, a strong commitment to the development of the...

Miarakap welcomes a new company in its portfolio: the microfinance insitution APEM PAIQ
News | 23/04/2019
  The Malagasy investment fund Miarakap, sponsored by I&P, has invested in the microfinance institution APEM PAIQ, which has been offering loans to small Malagasy entrepreneurs and farmers located in the capital Antananarivo and its surroundings for over 20 years. Miarakap's...

I&P conseil is engaged in accelerating cultural and digital enterprises in Africa
News | 23/04/2019
  Launched in 2017 to improve the business environment and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, I&P Conseil is committed to the deployment of new and ambitious projects in the digital and cultural industry sectors: through its involvement in Afrique Excelle, a pan-African program that...

Entrepreneur portrait: Aramatou Coulibaly, RAMA CEREAL
Entrepreneurs | 19/04/2019
  RAMA CEREAL is an Ivorian agro-industrial company specialising in the processing of cereals such as millet, maize and rice, supported by Comoé Capital, the first impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with high potential in...

Enko Education prepares African students for their university applications with "Knowledge for College"
Entrepreneurs | 15/04/2019
  Enko Education is launching the "Knowledge for College" programme, a twelve-hour e-learning course to support African high school students in their university applications.   Led by guidance counsellors and experts from prestigious universities around the world, these online...

I&P adopts IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management, along with 60 other investors
News | 12/04/2019
  The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that 60 investors have adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management—a market standard for impact investing in which investors seek to generate positive impact for society alongside financial...

PEG Africa raises $25 million to cement its position as market leader in West Africa
Entrepreneurs | 09/04/2019
  West-Africa based solar company PEGAfrica just raised $25M, taking its funding total to US$50 million with investors such as CDC group, SunFunder, ResponsAbility, Blue Haven Initiative, Energy Access Ventures, Acumen...   PEG Africa, société leader en Afrique de l'Ouest pour la...

The milk of Laiterie du Berger is no longer subject to VAT in Senegal.
Entrepreneurs | 08/04/2019
  La Laiterie du Berger continues to change the rules and participates in the structuring of the dairy sector in Senegal. After two years of work with the Ministry of Finance, the latter has just formally decided that the pasteurised milk produced by the company would no longer be subject...

I&P’s gender strategy: one year later, where do we stand?
News | 07/03/2019
  A year ago, on International Women's Rights Day, I&P published the key elements of its gender policy, "Opportunities to bridge the gender gap in Africa". Where do we stand today on these issues? What actions have been taken over the year? We propose a rapid overview on I&P’s...

AMI closes $1.8M Series A partnering with I&P
Entrepreneurs | 22/02/2019
African Management Initiative (AMI) is one of the first companies in the IPAE 2 fund. A pioneer in the training sector in Kenya, the company has developed practical modules with the main African business schools. The training courses offered are aimed at African entrepreneurs and managers and are...

I&P Conseil supports UNIDO in the creation of an e-learning course on impact investment
News | 19/02/2019
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) launch an e-learning training course on impact investment.   With more than 15 years of experience in impact investment, I&P Conseil supported the design...

Second closing of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2)
News | 12/02/2019
  The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires, dedicated to small and medium-sized African companies, carried out the intermediate closing of its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), reaching a total amount of 75 million euros. To date, IPAE 2 has invested in four...

Publication of I&P's quaterly newsletter
News | 30/01/2019
  I&P publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting its most important news. An overview of the January 2019 editoin: editorial of Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, a new partnership between I&P and the Government of Monaco to launch the first impact fund...

The fund IPAE 1 completes two exits with strategic partners
News | 28/01/2019
  The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE 1), launched by Investisseurs & Partenaires in 2012, exits from two companies of its portfolio: the group CONERGIES, based in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, and the Senegalese company Delta Irrigation. Both are made with strategic partners...

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...

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