I&P has been supporting more than fifty SMEs, based in 15 African countries and operating in various sectors.
Investee companies’ profile
I&P has invested in 60 businesses since 2002, located in 15 Sub-Saharan countries. A vast majority of these companies (about 60% of the portfolio) are based in West Africa. I&P progressively extends its activities in other regions: Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo), East Africa (Uganda, Kenya) and the Indian Ocean.
I&P’s partner companies share the following characteristics:
► Small to medium size companies, including start-ups
► With financing needs inferior to €300,000 (IPDEV) or comprised between €300,000 and €1,5 million (IPAE)
► Managed by local teams and entrepreneurs
► Within the formal economy
► Working in various sectors of activity (health, agriculture, agribusiness, construction, distribution, services, microfinance, etc.)
► With a clear potential in terms of value creation and local impact.
African Club of Entrepreneurs
The African Club of Entrepreneurs is a pan-African organization that gathers female and male entrepreneurs who are committed to contributing to a sustainable and responsible development process in Africa. Its mission is to plea the cause of African entrepreneurship and develop business opportunities between and for its members.
Why launching this Club?
Since 2012, I&P organizes training seminars, allowing the entrepreneurs to exchange and debate on transversal issues, such as human resources, relations with the banks, management and information systems. Considering the great success of these seminars, I&P and its partner companies are preparing the development of a structured community on the long-term.