Date: 24/04/2024



Founded in Gabon in 2012 by Folly Koussawo with the support of Seydou Béyé, Trianon Homes is a real estate development and construction company with three core businesses: third-party construction, turnkey project design and construction, and real estate development.


From the outset, Trianon Homes took the gamble of positioning itself as the missing link in Gabon's construction industry: a company combining the agility of a small-scale structure with the application of a structured group.    



A recent reinvestment by the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 fund (IPAE 2)

The first partnership between Trianon and I&P dates back to 2014, with initial financing provided through the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE1) fund, which enabled the company to structure itself and increase its production capacity (prefabrication unit, wood and metal joinery, equipment fleet).

In 2023, I&P will reinvest in Trianon's capital to support the company's growth ambitions. This financing will enable Trianon not only to accelerate its development in the property development sector, but also to expand its geographical footprint by setting up operations in Côte d'Ivoire. The aim is to meet the growing need for quality housing in these two markets, where demand far outstrips supply. 

Read the press release (FR)


About the entrepreneur

Folly Koussawo is a Franco-Gabonese entrepreneur in his forties, and the company's leader since its creation in 2012. He graduated from the Ecole Supérieur de Commerce IPAG in Nice, and holds a DESS in real estate from the Sorbonne (Paris). After graduating, he began his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton in France, before joining Kaufman & Broad (K&B), one of France's leading property development groups, for a period of 7 years.  

Since June 2023, Folly Koussawo has also been Chairman of the Club Africain des Entrepreneurs, a pan-African organization created in 2016 and bringing together women and men invested in the entrepreneurial adventure and united by a shared commitment to sustainable and responsible development in Africa. Driven by the Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) family of impact funds.


programme: I&P Expansion, IPAE 2