Miarakap celebrates 5 years of activity in Madagascar and closes a second round of financing of 6M USD


2023 marks the 5th year of Miarakap's activity in Madagascar. Created in 2018 by Emmanuel Cotsoyannis with the support of fifteen investors including Société Générale Madagascar, Axian, BNI Madagascar, Adefi and Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P), Miarakap has taken up the challenge of financing a new generation of ambitious and responsible entrepreneurs with high growth potential and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact.


I&P selected as an Emeritus Manager in the ImpactAssets-50 2023 ranking


Selected for the ImpactAssets 50 ranking, I&P is pleased to join once again this year's "Emeritus Manager" category, which includes impact funds that have achieved IA 50 recognition for at least 5 years and have consistently demonstrated their commitment to generating positive impact. 

I&P is positioning itself alongside other "Emeritus Managers" in 2023, such as ACCION International, Bamboo Capital Partners, Calvert Impact Capital, Capria Ventures, LeapFrog Investments and Root Capital. 


Our best wishes for 2023

We are pleased to share with you the first newsletter of this year 2023, including the latest news from I&P, its partner funds and portfolio. And we'll go into a little more detail about the launch of the Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund, a major initiative for our entire sector.

In this newsletter : 


I&P publishes its Annual Impact Report


I&P is pleased to present its Annual Impact Report, that presents the collective results of our different programs and funds.

The report presents an overview of I&P's activities and impact methodology and goes through our six impact pillars : developing Africa entrepreneurship, creating decent jobs, providing SDG-aligned goods and services, promoting women's empowerment, strengthening the local economic fabric and fostering environmentally-friendly development.


« Ce fonds privé qui fait grandir les PME africaines » : An article from Anne Cheyvialle on I&P for Le Figaro



In this article from Le Figaro, Anne Cheyvialle describes the rise of the Burkinabe agricultural processing company Agroserv, now the leading player in the maize value chain in Burkina Faso and on its way to becoming one of the most important players in West Africa, and how I&P, through its various financing and support vehicles, has contributed to this growth.



"Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa"


As I&P celebrates its 20th year of activity, the team is pleased to present its "Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa.

Based on 20 years of learning, entrepreneurial adventures, successes as well as failures and challenges, this manifesto aims to share with you the five best practices or core approaches that we believe are essential if we want to accomplish our mission to serve African entrepreneurs.


Sinergi Burkina makes 2 new capital investments

After two successful five-year collaborations, Sinergi Burkina, a pioneering impact investment fund in Burkina Faso, is making new equity investments in the companies Palobdé and Bioprotect.


Pâtisserie Les Douceurs

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Safiatou OUEDRAOGO-YABRE
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs is a company specialized in cooking, baking and pastry making in Burkina Faso. It offers a wide range of products and services (breads and pastries, cakes, canapés, school meals and snacks, sandwiches, fast food and catering).

The entrepreneur

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs was created by Mrs. Safiatou OUEDRAOGO-YABRE, a trained cook-pastry chef with more than 27 years of experience with the SERVAIR group and in the hotel industry.

Partnership with Sinergi Burkina and I&P

Pâtisserie Les Douceurs is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. The main objective of this partnership is to :

  • Increase the company's production capacity and improve product quality 
  • Diversify the products offered 
  • Support the company in its management (implementation of an adequate formal management system, including accounting, financial and fiscal management, production and human resources).

Expected impacts

  • Consolidation of 20 existing jobs and creation of 5 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Contribution to the employability of vulnerable populations (women and unqualified youth)
  • Better structuring and organization of the company
  • Establishment of good governance
In portfolio since: 2022