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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

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

StarNews Mobile raises first funds with Investisseurs & Partenaires
Entrepreneurs | 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 Institute
Entrepreneurs | 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 Africa
News | 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 Madagascar
News | 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 PROCREA
Entrepreneurs | 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 investments
News | 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...

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