"Fifteen Years, fifteen lessons from Africa": focus on lesson 2, business environment and integrity
Intelligence & Analysis | 28/02/2018
  I&P explores this week the second lesson from the document "Fifteen years, Fifteen lessons from Africa". Entitled "The business environment is improving, but in a gradual and disparate way, which engenders integrity risks for firms", the lesson presents some best practices to limit...

I&P presents impact investing at UNIDO-WAIPA Training Programme for Investment Promotion Agencies
News | 23/02/2018
  Agencies WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion) and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) organized on February 20-22 an Executive Training Programme for Investment Promotion Agencies on the impact investing movement and its potential to drive new resources...

"Fifteen years, fifteen lessons from Africa": focus on lesson 1
Intelligence & Analysis | 19/02/2018
"Fifteen years, fiteen lessons from Africa" is a new document published by I&P to present some key lessons learned from our 15-year experience in African SME and startup financing. Click here to learn more ►   We focus this week on Lesson 1: "Africa is one continent, but a...

Launch of Miarakap, a Malagasy impact fund supported by IPDEV 2
News | 09/02/2018
  Miarakap, the first impact investment fund dedicated to the financing and support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in Madagascar gathered today its partners and shareholders for its first closing, led by Emmanuel Cotsoyannis and the group Investisseurs &...

I&P’s carbon emissions (2015-2016) and compensation strategy
News | 07/02/2018
  I&P considers the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as a priority environmental objective. To be consistent and exemplary towards our investors and our entrepreneurs, we have made the choice to measure and reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions. We have carried out an...

Global Partnership for Education Financing conference: focus on education in Africa
Intelligence & Analysis | 02/02/2018
The Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference (GPE) is organized on February 1 and 2 in Dakar. GPE is the only multilateral partnership and fund dedicated exclusively to education in the world’s poorest countries. The partnership includes developing country partners, donor countries,...

I&P January newsletter is published!
News | 31/01/2018
I&P published its 20th newsletter (January edition) to present its best whishes for 2018 and review important events of the past 3 months. In this edition: editorial signed by Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires • Launch of the new fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs...

"Fifteen Years, Fifteen Lessons from Africa": a unique insight of I&P’s experience
Intelligence & Analysis | 29/01/2018
  Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes “Fifteen Years, Fifteen Lessons from Africa", a new document conceived by the team to present some key lessons learned from our 15-year experience in African SME and startup financing. I&P has indeed accumulated unprecedented experience...

Article of Pharmivoire Nouvelle (Côte d’Ivoire) : Local production of medicine and accessibility challenges
Entrepreneurs | 25/01/2018
  The latest edition of the quarterly magazine « Private Sector and Development » focuses on the issue of African medicine. As recalled by Philippe Abecassis and Nathalie Coutinet in the introduction, access to proper medicine is a major challenge for African countries. The...

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Discover our latest movie on I&P!
News | 10/01/2018
  To celebrate its 15th birthday, I&P published a short movie presenting our approach and our main impacts. The movie is introduced by Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of I&P, and one of I&P's partners, the Cameroonian entrepreneur Gabriel Fopa!      ...

I&P presents its best wishes for 2018!
News | 03/01/2018
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I&P obtains the B Corp™ Certificate
News | 21/12/2017
  Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) is proud to join the community of certified B Corp™ companies, an independent label gathering mission-driven businesses globally. Certified B Corps meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability...

Investisseurs & Partenaires launches a new fund: I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2)
News | 12/12/2017
  On the occasion of celebrating fifteen years of investment, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), the impact investing group dedicated to Small and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the first closing of IPAE 2, a new impact fund combining performance and impact...

End of the 6th edition of I&P's training seminar, gathering 50 African entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs | 06/12/2017
  The annual African summit gathering the African Club of Entrepreneurs’ members took place from December 4 to 6. This 6th edition was organized in partnership with Investisseurs & Partenaires, and gathered more than fifty African entrepreneurs on the campus of HEC Paris. This seminar,...

I&P and the Jacobs Foundation launch the Education Impact Fund in Côte d'Ivoire
News | 14/11/2017
  I&P, Comoé Capital, and the Jacobs Foundation are launching a new impact fund dedicated to education in Côte d’Ivoire, the Education Impact Fund (EIF). The fund will provide financial and managerial support to Ivoirian start-ups and small enterprises with strong impact on the...

PEG Africa completes US$13.5 million fundraise
Entrepreneurs | 06/11/2017
  PEG Africa, the leading off-grid solar company in West Africa, is pleased to announce it has successfully raised US$13.5 million through a combination of debt and a Series B equity financing. The proceeds will be used to accelerate growth in Ghana and Ivory Coast, where PEG is already a...

EVPA success stories: NEST in Senegal
Entrepreneurs | 27/10/2017
  The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) launched a new website featuring a set of innovative projects supported by foundations and impact funds. The Senegalese company NEST counts among the ‘’success stories’’ selected by EVPA. The stories showcase how these companies...

New impact study on I&P’s portfolio: ITGStore in Cameroon
Entrepreneurs | 19/10/2017
  Each year I&P conducts an in-depth impact study on one of its portfolio companies. This year’s study focuses on ITGStore, an ITC company based in Cameroon. It was conducted by I&P and FERDI (the Foundation for International Development Study and Research).   Download...

Interview of Boureïma Lam, Malian Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs | 18/10/2017
    17 years ago Boureïma Lam launched one of the very first dry-cleaner’s of Bamako (Pressing Lam). Observing the lack of professional offer for the hotel industry, he starts in 2007 an industrial laundry dedicated to this clientele. Today “La Société Malienne de Blanchisserie” (...

I&P : Supporting African Entrepreneurship for 15 years
News | 17/10/2017
  In 2017, Investisseurs & Partenaires is celebrating its fifteen years of activity. A good opportunity to reflect on the creation and evolution of this innovative project, always driven by the will to contribute to the emergence of a sustainable private sector in sub-Saharan Africa...

I&P participates at SOCAP 2017
News | 10/10/2017
  David Munnich, Chief Operations Officer at I&P, participates from October 10 to 13th to the annual SOCAP conference, an event dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. A landmark event, SOCAP brings together thousands of impact investors, social entrepreneurs...

Nate Heller (PEG) participates to TedxPortBouet
Entrepreneurs | 09/10/2017
  Nate Heller is the co-founder and director of PEG, a company specialized in the distribution of solar kits in West Africa. He participates on October 10 to the TedxPortBouet conference, gathering 14 speakers with a wide range of profiles (entrepreneurs, artists, journalists, athletes...

Must-read: last paper by Oxfam and Sumerian Partners on impact investing
Intelligence & Analysis | 06/10/2017
  In April 2017 Oxfam and Sumerian Partners published a paper called “Impact investing: who are we serving?”. While impact investing is gaining visibility among policy makers and the investment community (see for example the article published by The Economist “Impact investing inches from...

15 lessons of experience from I&P’s first impact fund
News | 26/09/2017
  15 years after its creation, Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes a short document reflecting on the successes, drawbacks and key lessons learned from its first impact fund: Investisseur & Partenaire pour le Développement (IPDEV).   Download the document  ...

I&P participates to 2017 ANDE Annual conference
News | 25/09/2017
  Investisseurs & Partenaires participates to the annual conference organized by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) from September 25 to 27. Olivier Lafourcade, I&P’s advisor and Chairman of the fund I&P Développement, participates to a panel called “...

World Bank blog post: How networks can boost Africa’s incubators
Intelligence & Analysis | 14/09/2017
  A recent article published on World Bank's blog "Private Sector Development" underlines the importance of networking African incubators and entrepreneurs, as part of a building ecosystem to support African entrepreneurship. The article mentions several networks active in Francophone...

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Teranga Capital makes a second investment: COGELEC ENERGY
News | 12/09/2017
  Teranga Capital, an impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized entreprises in Senegal, has realized a second investment and welcomes in its portfolio the Senegalese company COGELEC ENERGY, a few months after a first investment in OuiCarry....

Forum on Energy and Infrastructure in Africa
Intelligence & Analysis | 06/09/2017
  The Malian company Trainis, supported by I&P since 2010, organizes on October 24 and 25 in Paris an important forum on Public-Private Partnerships in Africa. Gathering more than 300 participants and highly-qualified speakers, the Forum will focus on the folloiwing topic: "Meeting the...

I&P participates to the 10th edition of Convergences
News | 04/09/2017
    The 10th edition of the Convergences World Forum is focused on the topic “Together, let’s innovate for a Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty world”. It will specifically address 6 Sustainable Development Goals: gender equality (#5), Clean Water and Sanitation (#6),...

The funds IPAE ends its investment period with 2 new investments in Mali
Entrepreneurs | 29/08/2017
  The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE), launched in 2012, ends its investment period by realizing a second investment in Mali. IPAE now counts two Malian investees in its portfolio: Carrières et Chaux du Mali and the Société Malienne de Blanchisserie.    ...

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