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 2 portfolio
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
StarNews Mobile raises first funds with Investisseurs & PartenairesEntrepreneurs | 10/12/2020 The African startup StarNews Mobile, specialized in the field of mobile video, achieves a first fundraising with Investisseurs & Partenaires, through its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2. IPAE 2 continues to invest actively in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Madagascar, West...
Interview with Rebecca Harrison, Director of the African Management InstituteEntrepreneurs | 11/10/2020 Launched in 2014, The African Management Institute (AMI) was one of the first investments made by our fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2. The company enables ambitious entrepreneurs and managers across Africa to thrive through practical tools and training. I&P met with...
I&P opens new office in Kenya, stepping up its activity in East AfricaNews | 24/09/2020 The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires is pleased to announce the launch of a new office in Nairobi, Kenya. This is an important step to leverage I&P’s successful track record and to expand its reach into East Africa. Download the Press Release...
I&P makes a new investment in MadagascarNews | 16/07/2020 Despite a global context strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) continues its investment activity and welcomes in its portfolio a new Malagasy company, SOAFIARY, operating in the agro-food sector. ...
Second closing of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2)News | 12/02/2019 The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires, dedicated to small and medium-sized African companies, carried out the intermediate closing of its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), reaching a total amount of 75 million euros. To date, IPAE 2 has invested in four...
Meeting with Myriam Kadio-Morokro Brou, founder of the clinic PROCREAEntrepreneurs | 22/01/2019 The clinic PROCRÉA, specialized in reproductive health, began its activities in 2008. Based in Abidjan, it is now the leader in Côte d'Ivoire for medically assisted reproduction. PROCREA is the latest investment of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), launched in December...
I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) carries out its first investmentsNews | 09/10/2018 The fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2, launched in December 2017 with a first closing at €50 million, made its first investments. Operating in various sectors of activity, the first companies of IPAE 2 portfolio share a common feature: the choice to develop their activities, from the...
Investisseurs & Partenaires launches a new fund: I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2)News | 12/12/2017 On the occasion of celebrating fifteen years of investment, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), the impact investing group dedicated to Small and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the first closing of IPAE 2, a new impact fund combining performance and impact...