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Investisseurs & Partenaires attends the European Development Day
News | 03/06/2015
  Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) co-organises two sessions during the European Development Days, held in Brussels on June 3 and 4, to present the project Small is Powerful. Initiated by I&P and the photographer Joan Bardeletti, the project investigates the impacts of...

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La Laiterie du Berger innovates to better support Senegalese farmers
Entrepreneurs | 29/05/2015
  Last november, La Laiterie du Berger (LDB) submitted an application for the call for proposed announced by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) "Innovative solutions for food security". The Senegalese company, specialized in the local production of dairy products,...

Handbook Investing African Business
"Investing in African SGBs": a handbook to foster investment in Africa
News | 26/05/2015
  Investisseurs & Partenaires published this week the handbook "Investing in Africa's Small and Growing Businesses", a new tool to foster the development of early-stage SME investment in Africa and encourage the rise of new investors on the continent. As stated by Jean-Michel...

6th International exhibition of renewable energy in Dakar
Entrepreneurs | 18/05/2015
CDS, a Mauritanian company offering water and electricity services in the rural zones of the country, particpipated to the 6th international exhibition on renewable energy and the environment in Africa, held in Dakar late April.     The Exhibition is meant as a framework for the...

GIIN investisseurs et partenaires
Main findings from the Impact Investor Survey 2015
Intelligence & Analysis | 13/05/2015
  The Global Impact Investing Newtork (GIIN) and J.P Morgan have recently published the new edition of the annual impact investor survey, that captures data from 146 impact investors (17% increase from last year), among which appears Investisseurs & Partenaires. In its fifth year,...

April Newsletter is published
News | 27/04/2015
  Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes its quaterly newsletter and takes this opportunity to provide an overview of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs, launched in 2012. Antoine Delaporte*, Managing Director of Adenia Partners and member of the IPAE investment committee, signs the...

Portrait of Folly Koussawo and Seydou Beye (TRIANON BTP)
Entrepreneurs | 27/04/2015
  TRIANON BTP Gabon is a construction company created in 2012 by a young team of Gabonese professionals, Folly Koussawo and Seydou Beye. Both of them have been studying and working in France before returning back to Gabon to start TRIANON BTP. We have asked some questions to Folly...

3rd anniversary of the fund IPAE
News | 27/04/2015
  Three years after launching the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE), time has come to provide a rapid overview on current investments and future prospects. Since 2012, IPAE has committed a total amount of 20 million euros to support 20 companies located in 11 African countries. 20...

GIIN investisseurs et partenaires
Impact investing under the spotlight: 3 new studies released
Intelligence & Analysis | 03/04/2015
  Three recent reports, published by the OECD, the GIIN and Morgan Stanley, offer in-depth analyses of impact investing, defined by the Global Impact Investing Network as the ‘’investments made into companies, organizations and funds with the intention to generate social and...

After Ghana and Ivory Coast, VRS starts its activities in Senegal
Entrepreneurs | 02/04/2015
Voltacars Rental Services (VRS) is a long-term car rental and servicing company, managing a fleet of 120 vehicles. Established in Ghana in 2003, the company progressively extends its activities and recently opened a new subsidiary in Senegal. By expanding its activities to other countries, VRS...

Sofamac completes the construction of its factory
Entrepreneurs | 17/03/2015
Sofamac is a senegalese startup specialized in the production of terracota tiles and bricks. The company has completed the construction of its factory and started production at the beginning of the week, Monday 16th March 2015. Several orders are already under discussion.   Sofamac was...

Fides Microfinance Senegal opens a fourth agency
Entrepreneurs | 17/02/2015
Fides Microfinance Sénégal opened, last January, a new agency in the city of Thiès, the third largest city of the country. The microfinance institution pursues its efforts to densify its network in the Northern and Western parts of Senegal.  Find out more on Fides Visit their website...

Monaco brings its support to the project IPDEV2
News | 16/02/2015
 The Principality of Monaco, through its International Cooperation for Development, has decided to support the implementation of IPDEV2, with a donation of 428,000€. On January 23, Jean-Michel Severino and Olivier Lafourcade signed the Agreement between Monaco and IPDEV2. Read the press...

A very encouraging track record for the new solar pumps implemented by CDS in Mauritania
Entrepreneurs | 13/02/2015
In March 2014, I&P partnered with the crowdfunding platform Kiva to fund a water access project, implemented by the Mauritanian company CDS. The new solar pumps have been implemented for more than six months now in the village of Wouloumbouni in Mauritania. As Kiva lenders receive their second...

“Impact Investing”, key issue of the 3rd Kusuntu-Orrick Africa Finance Conference
News | 12/02/2015
Following the successful organization in November 2012 and November 2013 of two conferences dedicated to Africa Finance, Kusuntu-le-Club, Orrick Rambaud Martel and Investisseurs & Partenaires held on February 12th their third Africa Finance conference, developed this year around the key theme...

I&P celebrates opening of new office and 2nd investment in Ghana
News | 06/02/2015
  On the occasion of CEO Jean-Michel Severino’s visit to Accra, I&P organized a launch event on Wednesday 4th February to mark the opening of its new office and the announcement of its second investment in Ghana. The opening of the new office demonstrates I&P’s commitment to...

J.-M. Severino and I&P Team wish you a Happy New Year!
News | 15/01/2015
The whole I&P team is wishing you the best for 2015! A perfect time to review the main highlights of 2014 and outlooks for the coming year.>>Read our Newsletter   Some major achievements in 2014, to be pursued in 2015 IP Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE), our fund intended for...

2015, decisive year for the project "Small is Powerful"
News | 14/01/2015
Initiated by the photoreporer Joan Bardeletti and Investisseurs & Partenaires, the project "Small is Powerful" aims to propose a new vision of the African continent. Focusing on five Small and Medium Enterprises, the project explores their activities as well as their social and environmental...

Entrepreneur's story : Khadidiatou Nakoulima, NEST (Sénégal)
Entrepreneurs | 14/01/2015
Khadidiatou Nakoulima has followed a particularly interesting career path. Soon after her graduation, Khadidiatou decides, with her brother, to launch a medical network for Women and Children in Senegal. The project materialized in 2011 with the opening of a first medical platform, followed by the...

The ambitious agro-industrial project of the Cameroonian company Kawtal.
Entrepreneurs | 13/01/2015
The Cameroonian agribusiness company Kawtal, specialized in corn production, plans to develop and diversify its activities in the next few years, as part of a partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture to foster the agricultural potential of the region.  In Cameroon, agriculture...

ACEP Africa Group: The largest African Microfinance Network is under development
Entrepreneurs | 12/01/2015
Investisseurs & Partenaires and ACEP-International are currently working on the setting up of a pan-African microfinance group that would gather the Comorian Development Bank and the national branches of ACEP, established in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Niger and Madagascar.   ...

Top Priorities for the African Continent in 2015: Foresight Report
Intelligence & Analysis | 06/01/2015
Since 2010, the Brooking Africa Growth Initiative asks scholars to assess the top priorities for Africa in the coming year. The 2015 report identifies 9 key issues, including the post-2015 agenda, the fight against Ebola or the Presidential elections in Africa. It also identifies 2015 as a crucial...

EVPA Releases Annual Survey
Intelligence & Analysis | 05/01/2015
EVPA released its 2013/2014 survey, an important yearly indication of the growth of the Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector.Download the Report  This year’s report shows notably:A 28% increase in average spend per organization from €6.3 million to €8.0 million over the past...

Unlocking Equity for Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Africa
In The Press | 15/12/2014
  David Munnich and Hugues Vincent-Genod, Investment Officers at Investisseurs & Partenaires, published an article on the blog managed by Business Fights Poverty, a large network of business and development professionals. The article explores the following issue: is it possible to...

“Entrepreneurs are Transforming Africa”: Tony Elumelu for The Economist
In The Press | 05/12/2014
Tony Elumelu explores the upcoming trends transforming African economy in the special edition “The World in 2015” published annually by The Economist. Because of their “potential to transform society”, Elumelu underlines the crucial political and social role African entrepreneurs will play in the...

Which Energy policies for Sustainable Development? 11th AFD-Proparco-EUDN Conference
News | 03/12/2014
 The 11th conference organized by the AFD (French Development Agency), Proparco and EUDN (European Development Research Network) is held on December 3rd in Paris. The conference focuses this year on the topic of energy, raising the key question: which energy policies for sustainable...

Third Annual I&P's Seminar in Paris
News | 27/11/2014
The annual meeting gathering the entrepreneurs supported by I&P is held on November 27 and 28 in the premises of the Business School HEC Paris. The Seminar focuses this year on a particularly crucial issue for African SMEs: the Management Information System (MIS). This was the opportunity for...

Save the Date : 3rd Africa Finance Conference to be held in February 2015 in Paris
News | 25/11/2014
 Kusuntu-le-Club, Orrick Rambaud Martel and Investisseurs & Partenaires are organizing the third edition of the Africa Finance Conference, entitled “Impact and Returns through Responsible Investments in Corporate Africa”. The conference will be held in Paris on February 12 2015. Visit the...

J.-M. Severino interviewed on Europe 1
In The Press | 22/11/2014
Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of I&P, was interviewed on November 22th on Europe 1 by Anne Sinclair.  An opportunity to review the current political, economical and social changes on the African continent.  Listen to the interview on Europe 1's website      J...

"Collaborating for Social Impact": EVPA Annual Conference
News | 18/11/2014
On November 17th and 18th, EVPA holds its annual conference in Berlin. Under the theme “Collaborating for Social Impact: the Next 10 Years”, the conference covers various topics, from crowdfunding to impact measurement and from exits to government regulations. Olivier Lafourcade, member of the...

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