Entrepreneur's Portrait: Falihery Ramakavelo, Director of VATEL Madagascar
Entrepreneurs | 19/07/2019
    VATEL Madagascar is a hospitality management school, part of the global network VATEL, created in 2014 by Falihery Ramakavelo and his wife Hanitra Ramakavelo. The main site is located in Ambatoroka, Antananarivo, and a new campus will be opened in October 2019 in Morondava to...

Supporting Education in Africa: Key Takeaways from the Feasibility Study Conducted by FERDI, in Partnership with I&P and Monaco
News | 11/07/2019
  In January 2019, Investisseurs & Partenaires and the Government of Monaco signed a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa. A key component of the partnership consisted in carrying out a feasibility study, conducted by the Foundation...

Launch of Africa Radio in Abidjan
Entrepreneurs | 12/06/2019
  Listened to on the FM band in Paris and on social networks in Africa and Europe, Africa Radio (formerly Africa N°1) now broadcasts in Abidjan on 91.1 FM. The inauguration ceremony to celebrate this launch took place in Abidjan in the presence of Mr. Sidi Touré, Minister of...

Launch of the Creative Africa program, carried out with I&P Conseil
News | 11/06/2019
  I&P Conseil has won, along with several African partners (Zhu Culture, Bayimba) and the Africalia agency, the " Afrique Créative" call for proposals on cultural and creative industriesfrom the French Development Agency (AFD), which will enable it to support cultural and creative...

I&P supports the fund Ebalé, dedicated to the promotion of young African artists
News | 26/04/2019
  The team of Investisseurs & Partenaires is pleased to announce its support to the Fund Ebalé, dedicated to contemporary African art and promoted by the Angalia Gallery. The launch of the fund represents, for its founders and partners, a strong commitment to the development of the...

Miarakap welcomes a new company in its portfolio: the microfinance insitution APEM PAIQ
News | 23/04/2019
  The Malagasy investment fund Miarakap, sponsored by I&P, has invested in the microfinance institution APEM PAIQ, which has been offering loans to small Malagasy entrepreneurs and farmers located in the capital Antananarivo and its surroundings for over 20 years. Miarakap's...

I&P conseil is engaged in accelerating cultural and digital enterprises in Africa
News | 23/04/2019
  Launched in 2017 to improve the business environment and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, I&P Conseil is committed to the deployment of new and ambitious projects in the digital and cultural industry sectors: through its involvement in Afrique Excelle, a pan-African program that...

Entrepreneur portrait: Aramatou Coulibaly, RAMA CEREAL
Entrepreneurs | 19/04/2019
  RAMA CEREAL is an Ivorian agro-industrial company specialising in the processing of cereals such as millet, maize and rice, supported by Comoé Capital, the first impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with high potential in...

Enko Education prepares African students for their university applications with "Knowledge for College"
Entrepreneurs | 15/04/2019
  Enko Education is launching the "Knowledge for College" programme, a twelve-hour e-learning course to support African high school students in their university applications.   Led by guidance counsellors and experts from prestigious universities around the world, these online...

I&P adopts IFC’s Operating Principles for Impact Management, along with 60 other investors
News | 12/04/2019
  The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today that 60 investors have adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management—a market standard for impact investing in which investors seek to generate positive impact for society alongside financial...

PEG Africa raises $25 million to cement its position as market leader in West Africa
Entrepreneurs | 09/04/2019
  West-Africa based solar company PEGAfrica just raised $25M, taking its funding total to US$50 million with investors such as CDC group, SunFunder, ResponsAbility, Blue Haven Initiative, Energy Access Ventures, Acumen...   PEG Africa, société leader en Afrique de l'Ouest pour la...

The milk of Laiterie du Berger is no longer subject to VAT in Senegal.
Entrepreneurs | 08/04/2019
  La Laiterie du Berger continues to change the rules and participates in the structuring of the dairy sector in Senegal. After two years of work with the Ministry of Finance, the latter has just formally decided that the pasteurised milk produced by the company would no longer be subject...

I&P’s gender strategy: one year later, where do we stand?
News | 07/03/2019
  A year ago, on International Women's Rights Day, I&P published the key elements of its gender policy, "Opportunities to bridge the gender gap in Africa". Where do we stand today on these issues? What actions have been taken over the year? We propose a rapid overview on I&P’s...

AMI closes $1.8M Series A partnering with I&P
Entrepreneurs | 22/02/2019
African Management Initiative (AMI) is one of the first companies in the IPAE 2 fund. A pioneer in the training sector in Kenya, the company has developed practical modules with the main African business schools. The training courses offered are aimed at African entrepreneurs and managers and are...

I&P Conseil supports UNIDO in the creation of an e-learning course on impact investment
News | 19/02/2019
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) launch an e-learning training course on impact investment.   With more than 15 years of experience in impact investment, I&P Conseil supported the design...

Second closing of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2)
News | 12/02/2019
  The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires, dedicated to small and medium-sized African companies, carried out the intermediate closing of its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), reaching a total amount of 75 million euros. To date, IPAE 2 has invested in four...

Publication of I&P's quaterly newsletter
News | 30/01/2019
  I&P publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting its most important news. An overview of the January 2019 editoin: editorial of Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, a new partnership between I&P and the Government of Monaco to launch the first impact fund...

The fund IPAE 1 completes two exits with strategic partners
News | 28/01/2019
  The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE 1), launched by Investisseurs & Partenaires in 2012, exits from two companies of its portfolio: the group CONERGIES, based in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, and the Senegalese company Delta Irrigation. Both are made with strategic partners...

Eight I&P-funded companies highlighted in the report "Companies to Inspire Africa"
Entrepreneurs | 23/01/2019
The London Stock Exchange Group has published the second edition of its report "Companies to Inspire Africa". This report aims to identify the most inspiring and dynamic high-growth African companies in the market. Like I&P, the LSEG believes that these companies have a crucial role to play in...

Meeting with Myriam Kadio-Morokro Brou, founder of the clinic PROCREA
Entrepreneurs | 22/01/2019
  The clinic PROCRÉA, specialized in reproductive health, began its activities in 2008. Based in Abidjan, it is now the leader in Côte d'Ivoire for medically assisted reproduction. PROCREA is the latest investment of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), launched in December...

I&P and the Government of Monaco sign a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa
News | 15/01/2019
  Monaco, January 15, 2019 - Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and the Government of Monaco signed a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa. Launched by 2020, its objective will be to address the challenges of access, equity, quality...

A successful crowdfunding campaign for Eden Tree
Entrepreneurs | 20/12/2018
  Eden Tree recently completed a crowdfunding round of €30,000 in 4 days to install a solar plant for its factory in Accra, Ghana. This crowdfunding platform was provided by Ecoligo Investments, a crowdinvesting platform for renewable energy projects initiated by ecoligo GmbH with a...

New report on the Missing Middles, with I&P’s contribution
Intelligence & Analysis | 05/12/2018
  Dalberg, the Dutch Good Growth Fund, Omidyar Network and the Collaborative for Frontier Finance published late October a report entitled “The Missing Middles: Segmenting Enterprises to Better Understand Their Financial Needs”, to which I&P provided data, expertise and guidance....

Interview with Jean-Michel Severino for the blog "Ideas for Development"
In The Press | 20/11/2018
  Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires, discusses the major challenges facing the African continent in an interview for the blog Ideas for Development (ID4D), coordinated by the French Development Agency. These challenges and opportunities, which are absolutely...

PEG Africa wins top industry award in Ghana
Entrepreneurs | 19/11/2018
  PEG Africa is a young company which aims to bring off-grid solar energy access to rural and peri-urban communities in West Africa by providing pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar home systems to rural and remote customers. The company joined I&P’s portfolio in 2015. PEG Africa has been...

I&P launches the blog "Entreprenante Afrique", in partnership with Ferdi and the African Club of Entrepreneurs
News | 15/11/2018
  Initiated by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (Ferdi) and the African Club of Entrepreneurs, the blog Entreprenante Afrique is a direct and logical continuation of the eponymous book published in 2016 by Jean-...

I&P publishes an article to fight against "impact washing"
Intelligence & Analysis | 05/11/2018
  I&P takes a step to fight the risk of "impact washing" associated with the growth of the industry and drafted an article entitled "There is no such thing as impact, but only proof of impact". The first part of the article is available on the blog "Making Finance Work for Africa"....

I&P's October newsletter is online!
News | 31/10/2018
  I&P's 23th Newsletter focuses on the closing of I&P Développement 2, with an editorial signed by Stefan Nalletamby of the African Development Bank (one of the main investors of the roundtable). The newsletter also includes the latest news and arrivals in the team, news from...

Portrait of the co-founders of AFRIBON,IPAE 2's new investment
Entrepreneurs | 30/10/2018
  The company AFRIBON, specialized in the creation and marketing of food flavors, is one of the first investments of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2). Created in 2012 by Julien Giuge and Anne Merienne, AFRIBON is currently the only company to produce locally and offer a...

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