I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2
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.
IPAE investment team
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....
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
Publication of ESG / Impact reports for IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 fundsNews | 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 CameroonNews | 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 portfolioNews | 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 ZephyrEntrepreneurs | 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 certificationsEntrepreneurs | 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 XpressGasEntrepreneurs | 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 2021Entrepreneurs | 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 farmEntrepreneurs | 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...