I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2
About IPAE 2
As the successor fund of I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1, 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 2 portfolio
IPAE investment team
Ben Kouakou joined I&P in 2021 and is operating as Investment Director for the funds I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs (IPAE 1 and IPAE 2)....
Fitia joined I&P Madagascar's investment team as a Investment Officer in December 2021 and is in charge of developing new investments and monitoring the investment portfolio of IPAE in...
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
Unlocking Catalytic Capital for African SMEs: discover our new reportNews | 10/10/2023 In a new report entitled “Using Catalytic Capital to Foster African Entrepreneurs in Underserved Markets,” published in partnership with the Catalytic Capital Consortium, I&P showcases the effectiveness of catalytic capital in supporting African SMEs, offering recommendations to...
I&P organizes the 9th annual Entrepreneurs' Seminar, bringing together 60 African entrepreneursEntrepreneurs | 10/07/2023 From June 14 to 17, I&P and The African Club of Entrepreneurs hold the 9th edition of the Entrepreneurs’ seminar. This 3-day training session dedicated to digital gathered about sixty African entrepreneurs operating in a dozen sub-Saharan African countries. Discover the pictures...
Interview with HERi Madagascar promotersEntrepreneurs | 24/04/2023 Created in 2012, and supported by I&P since last year through the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE2) fund, HERi Madagascar is a company that specializes in the distribution and financing of solar energy solutions in rural areas of Madagascar. Socially committed company, HERi...
IPAE2 and Adiwale Fund I invest in VRS AfricaEntrepreneurs | 06/03/2023 Voltacars Rental Services (VRS), a full service car rental company operating in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal, has secured a new round of financing from Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and Adiwale Partners. VRS Africa currently manages a fleet of 800 modern, low-carbon...
I&P publishes its Annual Impact ReportNews | 13/12/2022 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...
« Ce fonds privé qui fait grandir les PME africaines » : An article from Anne Cheyvialle on I&P for Le FigaroIn The Press | 12/01/2023 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...
AgroServ raises €12.2 million from I&P, Oiko Credit and other partnersEntrepreneurs | 15/12/2022 Oikocredit and Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), with the support of BIO and EDFI AgriFI, are investing €12.2 million in AgroServ, a Burkinabe maize processing company created in 2013 by Siaka SANON, to support its development projects. Oikocredit and I&P, through...
"Manifesto for the financing and support of entrepreneurship in Africa"News | 27/10/2022 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...
I&P presents the annual ESG Impact reports of the IPAE 1 and IPAE 2 fundsNews | 29/08/2022 2022 marks the twentieth anniversary since the creation of I&P. These 20 years of funding and advocating for African entrepreneurship have constantly strengthened our convictions about the importance of relying on a responsible private sector to contribute to Africa's development. The...
PORTRAIT entrepreneur : Siaka Sanon, CEO of Agroserv IndustrieEntrepreneurs | 12/07/2022 Agroserv Industrie, the latest investment realized by the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) funds, is a company specializing in maize transformation and commercialization in Burkina Faso. This is a good opportunity to look back on the journey of Siaka Sanon, at the head of the...