« 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.

 

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La Maison Fenel: promoting Faso Dan Fani in Burkina Faso

In Ouagadougou, Angéline Yougbaré Traoré makes and sells fashion accessories based on the emblematic Burkinabe fabric, Faso Dan Fani. Combining tradition and modernity, La Maison Fenel is supported by I&P Acceleration in Sahel, a program launched by I&P, funded by the European Union and implemented in Burkina Faso by the impact investment fund Sinergi Burkina.

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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.

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Jo'Fé Digital

Sector of activity: Service
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Moise Wendlassyda OUEDRAOGO, Salim TRAORE, Thimotée OUEDRAOGO
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Jo'Fé Digital is a Burkinabe start-up offering consulting, advice and assistance in digital marketing. 

The entrepreneurs

Jo'Fé Digital was created by 3 young Burkinabe entrepreneurs with complementary profiles and sharing a common vision:

  • Mr. Moïse OUEDRAOGO: Holder of a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Management and Marketing and an MBA in Transport and Logistics, he has a professional experience of about 8 years in different positions of responsibility in the field of purchasing and IT.
  • Thimotée Junior OUEDRAOGO : Holder of a professional degree and a Master 1 in quality, health, safety and environment, he has a professional experience of about 9 years in the field of computer science and technology.   
  • Salim TRAORE : Holder of a Master 2 in Management Science with a marketing option, he has more than 8 years of professional experience in the commercial and marketing field.

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi Burkina

Jo'Fé Digital is supported by I&P and Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel. This partnership aims at :

  • Strengthening the technical and operational capacities of the company (training of technical teams, fitting out of its premises and acquisition of working equipment and financing of working capital needs)
  • Preparing the effective launch of the J'Pay payment aggregator by conducting the necessary security tests to guarantee the security of customer transactions and conducting an in-depth market study
  • Strengthening the company's structure and management system

Expected impacts

  • Establishment of good governance within the company
  • Consolidation of 16 existing jobs and creation of 4 new permanent full-time jobs
  • Contribution to the digitalization of Burkina Faso
  • Better structuring and organization of the company 
In portfolio since: 2022

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

I&P reveals the annual ESG & impact report of IPDEV 2 fund

Each year, Investisseurs & Partenaires monitors and publishes a report of the environmental, social and governance impact of its different lines of business. Launched in 2002, I&P Développement line (IPDEV 1, IPDEV 2) aims at create, develop and sponsor a dozen impact funds and support 500 SMEs in several sub-Saharan African countries.

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Zoé Industry

Sector of activity: Agro-food
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Jacob et et Claudia Ouedraogo
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

Zoé Industry is a company specialized in the transformation of local plant leaves, mainly moringa oleifera, into infusion tea in Burkina Faso. 4 flavors of tea mixed with moringa are currently on sale: moringa-hibiscus (bissap), moringa-kinkeliba, moringa-ginger and moringa-citronella.

The entrepreneurs

Zoe Industry was founded by Jacob and and Claudia Ouedraogo in 2016. 

Partnership with I&P and Sinergi Burkina

Zoé Industry is supported by Sinergi Burkina through the I&P Acceleration in Sahel.

The support provided to the company will allow it to :

  • Strengthen its production capacity
  • Improve the quality of its tea
  • Improve its reputation
  • Strengthen its structuring

About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​

In portfolio since: 2022

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