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About IPAE 2

As the successor fund of I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs, IPAE 2 continues and deepens the impact mission of Investisseurs & Partenaires and promote the emergence of a new generation of responsible African entrepreneurs.

IPAE 2 aims to invest in equity and quasi-equity as a minority shareholder in 30 to 40 startups and businesses located in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean, and thus contribute to building a sustainable and productive private sector. IPAE 2 also aims to create an investment hub in East Africa, by opening a new office in Nairobi.

IPAE 2 is a generalist fund that targets a large range of sectors that significantly contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): agri-business, health, construction industry, renewable energy, microfinance, industry, B2B products and services, etc.

Calendar      2017-2022
Size              €92 million ($100 million)
Status           En cours d'investissement
Portfolio       12 SMEs to date
Tickets         €300,000 - €5 million

IPAE 2 portfolio

Zeepay

Ed Partners

Pigier Cameroun

XpressGas

StarNews

Soafiary

New Crystal

Rensource

CoinAfrique

Procréa

African Management Institute

Afribon

IPAE investment team

Asif Noorani

Investment Manager

Asif Noorani

Investment Manager

Asif Noorani is an Investment Manager in I&P’s Nairobi office. He joined in July 2020 to grow I&P’s investment activity in East Africa.

Baafour Otu-Boateng

Investment Director

Baafour Otu-Boateng

Investment Director

Based in Accra, Baafour is in charge of I&P’s portfolio in Ghana.

Francis Owusu

Senior Investment Officer

Francis Owusu

Senior Investment Officer

Francis joined the team in 2018 as an Investment Officer in the Accra office, and is focused on the IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 activities in Ghana and Nigeria.

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Idrissa Wone

Investment Officer

Idrissa Wone

Investment Officer

Idrissa joined the team in 2019 as an Investment Officer in the Dakar office.

Jean-Michel Severino

CEO

Jean-Michel Severino is the CEO of I&P since 2011. He is a former Vice-President for Asia at the World Bank and a former Chief Executive Officer of the French Development Agency (AFD).

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Jérémy Hajdenberg

Chief Investment Officer

Jérémy Hajdenberg

Chief Investment Officer

Jérémy is in charge of the SMEs and MFIs portfolio in Senegal, Benin, Mali, Uganda and Eastern Africa

Landry Parkouda

Investment Manager

Landry Parkouda

Investment Manager

Landry joined the IPAE investment team in 2018. Based in Ouagadougou, he is in charge of the portfolio in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Mialy Ranaivoson

Investment Director

Mialy Ranaivoson

Investment Director

Based in Antananarivo, Mialy is in charge of the portfolio in Madagascar and in the Comoros since 2012.

Nouss Bih

Investment Manager

Nouss Bih

Investment Manager

Nouss joins the team in 2016. Based in Abidjan, she is in charge of I&P portfolio in Ivory Coast.

Oty Kévin Aie

Investment Officer

Oty Kévin Aie

Investment Officer

Kevin joined I&P in 2019 as an Investment Officer for IPAE 1 & 2 in Côte d'Ivoire.

Sébastien Boyé

Chief Investment Officer

Sébastien Boyé

Chief Investment Officer

Sebastien joined I&P in 2002 and oversees the portfolio in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and in the Sahel region.

Sidy Niang

Investment Manager

Sidy Niang

Investment Manager

After a few years in Ouagadougou, Sidy is now based in Dakar and in charge of IPAE portfolio in Senegal.

Soraya Ouertani

Head of Legal

Soraya Ouertani

Head of Legal

Soraya Ouetani joined Investisseurs & Partenaires in September 2020, as a legal officer for the funds I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs.

Vivian Tchatchueng

Investment Manager

Vivian Tchatchueng

Investment Manager

Based in Douala, Vivian is in charge of I&P's portfolio in Cameroon and Central Africa.

IPAE 2 governance

IPAE is governed by 2 bodies, the Investment Committee and the Extra-Financial Committee.

I&P team can count on the support of high-level advisors with extensive experience in: macroeconomic issues, geopolitics and African politicas, financial and legal structuring, information systems, project management, branding, microfinance, bank relations...

The Investment Committe will be regularly consulted for its opinion on every investment or divestment proposal related to I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2.


It is composed of:

  • Olivier LAFOURCADE, Chairman of IPDEV Board
  • Luc RIGOUZZO, Executive President of Amethys Finance
  • Hervé SCHRICKE, President Club Afrique, AFIC
  • François WOHRER, CEO of Degroof Petercam France
  • Carole RAMELLA, Managing Director of GFA Consulting LTD
  • Cheick SANANKOUA, Managing Director of HC Capital Properties

An extra-financial committe is composed of independent members and is regularly consulted. Its role includes the review of the extra-financial policy and its specifi goals, and of the annual ESG and impact assessment.


It is composed of:

  • Swaady MARTIN, Founder and Chairman of Ysawara
  • Michel JACQUIER
  • Mariam DJIBO, Principal of Adenia
  • Pascale DATTIN, ESG Consultant
  • Farid BADDACH, Executive Director of BSR

Last IPAE 2 news

Rapport ESG / Impact IPAE 1 et IPAE 2
Publication of ESG / Impact reports for IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 funds
News | 18/08/2021  Each year, I&P produces an impact report to assess the progress of projects and analyze the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of our investments. The latest IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 reports are online:  Read the IPAE 1 report Read the IPAE 2 report...

I&P organizes a masterclass dedicated to funding solutions for companies in Cameroon
News | 27/07/2021On July 21st, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), in partnership with the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce and the European Union, organized a masterclass dedicated to funding solutions for SMEs in Cameroon ( from microfinance to equity investment). During this event, several financial and legal...

The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 welcomes four new African SMEs in the portfolio
News | 14/07/2021  Since April 2021, the impact fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE2) pursues an active pace of investment, welcoming four new companies in its portfolio, in Ghana (XpressGas, Zeepay), in Kenya (EdPartners Africa) and Cameroon (Pigier Cameroun). Let's have a look on these various...

Publication of July Newsletter, with an editorial signed by Koen Doens (European Commission)
News | 15/07/2021  The latest edition of our newsletter is online! This newsletter notably includes: • An editorial signed by Koen Doens, Director-General DG INTPA, European Commission (see below) • A zoom on the latest investments of the fund IPAE 2 • An interview of Angéline Yougbaré Traoré,...

Ed Partners Africa (Kenya) raises fund from I&P, Acumen and Zephyr
Entrepreneurs | 23/06/2021  Nairobi-based Ed Partners Africa, an affordable private schools financing company, has raised US $1.9m (Ksh205 million) to expand its presence and enable the unserved affordable private schools market access to credit. The funds were raised from from Acumen, I&P (through its fund I...

New Crystal attains new ISO certifications
Entrepreneurs | 03/05/2021  New Crystal Health Services, Ghana’s leading private health care group dedicated to the urban poor, has recently attained ISO certifications in the following: ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO 45001:2018. This is an important step for New Crystal, financed by our fund I&P...

I&P invests in Ghanaian company XpressGas
Entrepreneurs | 27/04/2021  The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 welcomes in its portfolio the Ghanaian company XpressGas, a pioneering distributor of Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Also known as LPG, this fuel offers an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative, particularly for peri-urban and rural areas...

StarNews Mobile Joins Snap Inc.’s Yellow Accelerator 2021
Entrepreneurs | 18/02/2021  StarNews Mobile, a start-up specialized in the field of mobile video that achieved a first fundraising with I&P, announced it has joined the fourth Snap Inc.’s Yellow Accelerator, a program launched in May 2018 for entrepreneurs working at the intersection of content creation and...

Rensource and Premium Poultry team up with Empower to deploy solar energy project to poultry farm
Entrepreneurs | 07/01/2021  Rensource, a leading West African renewable energy services provider supported by I&P since 2020, is deploying a 700 KWp solar photo-voltaic plant to Nigeria´s largest egg producer, Premium Poultry Farms. The project is led in partnership with the Norwegian impact investment...

AMI’s publishes the report 'Business Development Support in a Time of Crisis'
Entrepreneurs | 06/01/2021  The African Management Institute (AMI) is a pan-African company that enables ambitious entrepreneurs and managers across Africa to thrive through practical tools and training. In light of the Covid-19 crisis and its consequences for African SMEs, AMI has published a new report, titled...

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