Investisseurs & Partenaires published the handbook "Investing in Africa's Small and Growing Businesses", a tool to foster the development of early-stage SME investment in Africa and encourage the rise of new investors on the continent.


Designed in partnership with Ernst & Young, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and INSEAD Business Schools, and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the handbook is intended for investors, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in the field of SME financing in Africa.



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The toolkit presents:

► The lessons learned by 6 investors that have collectively invested several hundred million euros in African SGBs

► The testimonials of 10 African entrepreneurs who share their feedbacks about their partnerships with investors

► The methodology of equity investment to target small and medium-sized enterprises explained in 11 key points

► A roadmap in 7 steps to launch an investment vehicle targeting African SGBs



The primary objective of this guide is to provide aspiring private equity investors with a helfpul and practical document containing a set of basic guidelines

Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires


"One of the major challenges of inclusive growth in Africa is to identify high-potential SMEs and provide them with the capital and skills needed to bring them to the forefront. (...) Financing this segment of small businesses with high potential is one of the most promising prospects for impact investing in Africa"

Randall Kempner, Executive Director of ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs)