EMPEA IFC Private Equity Conference
I&P joins EMPEA network and participates to the Global Private Equity Conference
News | 09/05/2016
  Organized by the International Finance Corporation and the EMPEA, the 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference is taking place on 10-11 May 2016 in Washington DC and gathers more than 800 professionals from 60 countries. Jean-Michel Severino joins the meeting for the first time this...

Delta Senegal
Delta Irrigation signs a new contract in the agro-industry sector
Entrepreneurs | 05/05/2016
  The Senegalese company Delta Irrigation signed, in partnership with Kulkier, a new contract with the company West Africa Farms.  Founded in 2010, West Africa Farms is an agro-industry company based in Saint-Louis region in Senegal specialized in the production and export of...

April Newsletter is published!
News | 25/04/2016
  I&P newsletter of April focuses on the launching events of the national funds in Burkina Faso (Sinergi Burkina) and Senegal (Teranga Capital). Mamadou Lamine Loum, Chairman of the Board of Teranga Capital, signs the editorial of the newsletter. Download here the newsletter...

Growth prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa, an analytical document
Intelligence & Analysis | 18/04/2016
  The recent reports of the World Bank and the IMF underline the slowdown in African growth (expected at 3% for the coming year), under the combine effect of the continuing weakness in global growth and the falling commodity prices. We observe however a great disparity among countries,...

Eden Tree I&P Catherine Krobo-Edusei
Portrait: Catherine Krobo-Edusei, Founder of Eden Tree in Ghana
Entrepreneurs | 15/04/2016
  Catherine Krobo-Edusei is the founder and managing director of Eden Tree, a Ghanaian company specialized in the production and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables. She started the company in 1997, on her return to Ghana from the UK, where she worked in the banking sector for ten...

Launch of Lead Campus, a training program dedicated to African entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs | 05/04/2016
  LeAD Campus is an ambitious certifying training programme designed for African leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to support the needs identified on the African continent. Initiated by Africa France, the program's operational implementation will be ensured by a...

ACEP Burkina opens a new agency
Entrepreneurs | 01/04/2016
  ACEP Burkina is a microfinance institution launched in 2013 that rapidly made its ways in the microfinance sector in Burkina Faso. The company, which targets urban and peri-urban entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso has experienced a rapid and strong growth.   ACEP has opened a new...

I&P strenghtens its health insurance policy for IPAE portfolio
News | 30/03/2016
  In order to improve the health insurance policies implemented by its partner companies, I&P has developed a support program, with the financial and operational contributions of FISEA (Proparco). The support program will be ensured by the Ivorian consulting firm Afrik Assur,...

Economic Development in Africa: P. Baraton participates to Oxford University’s conference
News | 21/03/2016
    From March 20 to 22, the Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) of Oxford University held a conference on economic development in Africa. Conference papers address economic analysis of the broad issues relevant for economic development in Africa (Demographic...

Hervé Hien Sinergi Burkina IPDEV2
Launch of the first funds sponsored by IPDEV2: new financing solutions for small enterprises in Burkina Faso and Senegal
News | 17/03/2016
  Standing as new players in the financing of small and growing businesses in their respective countries, Burkina Faso and Senegal, the funds Sinergi Burkina and Teranga Capital have been officially launched in February and March this year. Their objective: finance and support emerging...

ANDE Accra
ANDE Meeting in Accra: a collaborative platform for SGBs
News | 17/03/2016
  On March 17 in Accra, Ghana, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) presented the MBC Africa Collaborative Platform for Small and Growing Businesses. West Africa’s SGB sector gathered to watch promising Ghanaian agribusinesses pitch their ventures in a competition, and...

Teranga Capital Senegal
Launch of Teranga Capital, first impact fund dedicated to Senegalese SMEs
News | 16/03/2016
  Teranga Capital is the third African fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires. The fund has been officially launched on March 15 in Dakar, in presence of its director Olivier Furdelle, the shareholders and I&P team.   On this occasion, I&P and Teranga organized...

The company CAMED moves into a new building
Entrepreneurs | 04/03/2016
The pharmaceutical distributor CAMED, based in Mali and managed by Malick Sy, inaugurated its new building last December. CAMED is the first company supported by I&P, from 2003 to 2010. I&P has notably supported the company in the construction of its first warehouse. Since then, the...

EVPA Impact Measurement Case Study
Impact Measurement at I&P: an in-depth case study published by EVPA
News | 25/02/2016
The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) publishes two in-depth case studies on impact measurement, based on the practice of two of their members: Investisseurs & Partenaires and Reach For Change, a Swedish grantmaker and incubator operating worldwide. ► Read More  ...

Inclusive Business Accelerator
Interview of E. Debled for IBA: “The purpose of I&P is to maximize the impacts of our investees”
In The Press | 18/02/2016
Emilie Debled, Public Relations and Business Development Director at I&P, was interviewed by the platform Inclusive Business Accelerator (IBA). ► Read the interview   The Inclusive Business Accelerator aims to facilitate the acceleration of impactful entrepreneurship in Base of...

FERDI Severino Investisseurs et Partenaires
Jean-Michel Severino presents the project Small is Powerful to international development students
News | 09/02/2016
    The Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi) is organising a conference on African entrepreneurship, alongside a photography exhibition on the project ‘’Small is Powerful”. Jean-Michel Severino, President of Investisseurs & Partenaires, and Joan...

Sinergi Burkina Investisseurs et Partenaires
Launch of Sinergi Burkina, new financing opportunity for Small Enterprises in Burkina Faso
News | 08/02/2016
  Officially launched on February 5 in Ouagadougou, Sinergi Burkina is a new fund dedicated to small growing businesses and start-ups in Burkina, sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P). Its objective: address the financing needs of local entrepreneurs and encourage them...

Investisseurs et Partenaires Voeux 2016
Plead the case for African entrepreneurship: a key component of I&P's impact policy
News | 28/01/2016
  The team of I&P sends you their best wishes for 2016! Jean-Michel Severino, President of Investisseurs & Partenaires, signs the editorial of the newsletter of January, reflecting on the highlights of 2015 and the perspectives to come in 2016. He notably underlines the...

Tincy Boulangerie investisseurs et partenaires Bénin
Featured Entrepreneur: Gatien Adjagboni, director of the bakery Tincy
Entrepreneurs | 27/01/2016
  Gatien Adjagboni, a young Beninese entrepreneur, has started a few years ago a promising bakery activity in the capital city of Cotonou. He graduated from a French business school and started his career at the Brtitish America Tobacco Benin. In 2006, he launched his own consulting firm,...

Scrimad Madagascar Investisseurs et Partenaires
Scrimad develops its activities and launches new factory
Entrepreneurs | 26/01/2016
    The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE) announced last July the new investment in Scrimad, a company based in Madagascar specialized in the export of litchi and other tropical fruits. The processing factory is operational since December 14, 2015. Unlike the collect and...

Foresight Africa: top priorities for the African continent in 2016
Intelligence & Analysis | 08/01/2016
    The Africa Growth Initiative just released the updated version of the annual Foresight Africa report. As described by the authors, “this year's format is different from years past, encompassing viewpoints from high-level policymakers, academics, and practitioners, as well as...

Finance Trust Bank (Uganda) launches mobile banking
Entrepreneurs | 05/01/2016
    The Microfinance Institution Finance Trust Bank has partnered with the leading Telecommunication Companies to launch a mobile banking offer for its customers.     Finance Trust Bank is one of the oldest MFIs in Uganda, started its operations in 1984. The...

investisseurs et partenaires tincy boulangerie
I&P invests in the bakery Tincy in Benin
News | 21/12/2015
      The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE) welcomes a new company in its portfolio by partnering with the bakery Tincy, based in Benin.   ► Read the press release       Created in 2009, Tincy Boulangerie is a semi-...

Monde Afrique Jean Michel Severino I&P Développement 2 IPDEV2
Jean-Michel Severino presents the fund IPDEV2 for Le Monde Afrique
In The Press | 16/12/2015
  Jean-Michel Severino, President of Investisseurs & Partenaires since 2011, is interviewed by Samir Abdelkrim (Le Monde Afrique) to present to fund IPDEV2.   Conceived as an incubator and sponsor of African funds, IPDEV2 has recently announced its first closing at 9.5...

GIIN investisseurs et partenaires
GIIN launches Landscape Report on Impact Investing in West Africa
Intelligence & Analysis | 14/12/2015
  The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, today published The Landscape for Impact Investing in West Africa, a state-of-the-market analysis of the impact investing industry in the region. The report includes regional...

Aspen Network Development Entrepreneurs I&P
ANDE discussion in Accra with Baafour Otu-Boateng and Sebastien Boyé
News | 11/12/2015
The West African Regional Chapter of ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs) is hosting on December 11 in Accra (Ghana) a roundtable meeting to discuss the topic ''how to scale clean energy adoption?" to examine the challenges and opportunities for the ecosystem that supports...

COP21 PEG Africa Hugh Whalan
The director of PEG Africa participates to the COP21
Entrepreneurs | 05/12/2015
  Hugh Whalan, CEO of PEG Africa, participated to the ‘”Action Day” hold on 5 December 2015 in Le Bourget. Building on the work done under the Lima-Paris Action Agenda, the Action Day highlights the existing momentum for scaled-up engagement by non-state actor as well as state...

EVPA Investisseurs et Partenaires
I&P participates to EVPA annual conference
News | 30/11/2015
  On December 1st, players across the Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector get together to share learnings, successes and failures in a forward-looking programme under the theme of “Different Voices – A Shared Future”. Elodie Nocquet and Olivier Lafourcade from Investisseurs...

What type of involvement for companies involved in development cooperation? A new study conducted by the GRET
Intelligence & Analysis | 28/11/2015
  GRET conducted a study on the involvement of companies in development cooperation and international solidarity for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (Maedi). This study contributes to the French strategy to facilitate an inclusive social economy, which...

Land of African Business Severino Investisseurs et Partenaires
I&P partners with the LAB, an event dedicated to African entrepreneurs
News | 23/11/2015
  During the COP 21, which will take place at Le Bourget – France, from November 30th to December 11th 2015, The Planetworkshops organize an “Africa Off COP21” especially dedicated to all the African countries, the Land of African Business – LAB. the LAB will be an African showcase and a...