CDS launches micro-credit for solar equipment in Mauritania
Entrepreneurs | 29/06/2015
CDS, a compagny offering access to water and electricity services to rural population in Mauritania, has partnered with Djikké, a savings and credit mutual, so as to propose adequate solar equipment via microfinance solutions. The partnership will allow CDS to develop its activities in rural areas...

Nutrizaza Madagascar Investisseurs et Partenaires
A new tool to assess the practices of social businesses
Intelligence & Analysis | 24/06/2015
  Investisseurs & Partenaires partnered with the working group led by CERISE to define what is a social business and to develop an analytical framework to asssess the practices of social businesses. The group has conducted a in-depth study on 9 social enterprises operating...

EVPA Investisseurs et Partenaires
EVPA Site Visit to Investisseurs & Partenaires
News | 23/06/2015
On the 23rd of June, several EVPA members gather in Paris for a site visit at Investisseurs & Partenaires. Twice a year, EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association) organizes site visits in one of its member organizations. These visits are conceived as an opportunity to look...

Ecosur Compensation Carbone Investisseurs et Partenaires
First intra-african transaction of carbon credits in West Africa
Entrepreneurs | 16/06/2015
    The long-term rental company VRS, based in Ghana, is developing a strong environmental strategy thanks to a carbon and chooses to offset its carbon footprint with the support of Investisseurs & Partenaires and Ecosur Afrique, the leading carbon finance group in...

“Raising African capital is increasingly possible”: I&P and the ANDE present the handbook "Investing in Africa’s SGBs"
In The Press | 12/06/2015
Hugues Vincent-Genod (Investment officer at I&P) and Kate McElliot (Director of Strategic Development at ANDE) explain in the article "Attracting African Capital to invest in African Small and Growing Businesses" the relevance of the newly released handbook “Investing in Africa’s Small...

EVPA Investisseurs et Partenaires
Two reports explore the links between private sector and development
Intelligence & Analysis | 11/06/2015
  The European Venture Philanthropic Association (EVPA) published last May a report called ‘Corporate Social Impact Strategies – New Paths for Collaborative Growth’ highlighting the increased activities of corporations in investment oriented approaches to deliver social impact....

Forbes Afrique Investisseurs et Partenaires
Forbes Afrique publishes an article on the Mauritanian company CDS
Entrepreneurs | 08/06/2015
  Following NEST (Senegal), IOT (Madagascar) and Agrisatch (Benin), Forbes Afrique highlights the company CDS, a SME providing access to water and electricity to rural communities in Mauritania. The article reviews the activities of the company as well as the impacts...

Développement Union Européennes Investisseurs et Partenaires
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...

Laiterie Berger investisseurs partenaires
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,...

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...

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...

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...