Delta SA

Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: IPAE 2
Entrepreneur: Léna Tall
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Founded in 2002, DELTA S.A. is a family-owned Senegalese company specializing in sanitation and public works. DELTA provides maintenance of sewerage networks in several areas of the city of Dakar and in the regions of Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor, Kaolack and Tambacounda. Its interventions include:

  • The management and maintenance of wastewater and stormwater networks to ensure the cleaning of pipes, their unclogging and proper maintenance and the connection of wastewater to the collective network;
  • The provision of autonomous sanitation services consisting of the collection and transportation of sewage sludge for households and businesses, the cleaning and maintenance of fuel lines (for service stations) and water bodies. This service prevents illegal dumping and its harmful effects on the environment;
  • The rental of mobile toilets, during large human gatherings (demonstrations, concerts, religious and traditional ceremonies, etc.) or on construction sites and military bases.

Since 2013, DELTA has also been diversifying its activities in the construction sector. The company offers services for the extension of sewerage networks (drinking water supply, roads, treatment plants) and the construction, renovation and maintenance of buildings (stadiums, agencies, high schools etc.).



DELTA is headed by Léna Tall, the company's founder and CEO. She has 20 years of experience in sanitation and is the only woman to lead a large company in the sector. Ms. Tall is well known in the sanitation sector. She was President of the Association des Acteurs de l'Assainissement du Sénégal (AAAS) and was named a "Role Model" by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



I&P has committed itself alongside DELTA to:

 Support the company in consolidating its position as a leader in the sanitation sector
 Support it in its desire to expand its activities in the sub-region
 Strengthen the company's governance and human resources
 Set up a management control and stable and efficient financial procedures allowing a better management of the activity



Support of a Senegalese female entrepreneur
 Strong job creation: more than 30 full-time jobs
 Strong ESG impact: contribution to the preservation of a healthy environment and to the health of populations by treating wastewater and solid waste


Company website: Delta SA

In portfolio since: 2021

NJ Prestations

Sector of activity: Construction, Industry
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Rodrigue NIKIEMA
Country: Burkina Faso
A propos:

NJ Prestations is a company specialized in metal, aluminum and stainless steel constructions in Burkina Faso. It mainly produces doors, windows, bay windows and water towers, tanks, tables-benches, and cabinets for schools, institutions and companies.  



NJ Prestations was created by Mr. Rodrigue NIKIEMA. Holder of a Brevet de Premier Cycle (BEPC) and a Certificat de Qualification Professionnel (CQP) in welding and metallic works, he followed training sessions in metallic construction, aluminium and stainless steel in Ghana and Nigeria, which allowed him to position his company as one of the welding companies mastering at the same time the three raw materials that are aluminium, iron and stainless steel.



NJ Prestations is supported by Sinergi Burkina through I&P Acceleration in Sahel.

The objectives of the partnership are the following:

⇒ Strengthening the company's production capacity 

⇒ Strengthening its competitiveness and market positioning 

⇒ Strengthening its structuring and management system



About Sinergi Burkina

Created in 2014, Sinergi Burkina is the first impact investment fund dedicated to financing and supporting SMEs and start-ups in Burkina Faso. Headed by Job Zongo, Sinergi Burkina is the second investment fund sponsored by Investisseurs & Partenaires as part of the I&P Développement 2 fund. The fund network currently includes a fund in Niger (Sinergi Niger), Côte d'Ivoire (Comoé Capital), Senegal (Teranga Capital) and Madagascar (Miarakap).  → To learn more about Sinergi Burkina​


In portfolio since: 2021


Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Sortie
Associed fund: IPDEV1
Country: Benin
A propos:


Normat is a Beninese company specializing in drilling-mining services and civil-use explosive distribution (mainly used in mines, quarries, and some construction sites).

Up to now, granite local quarry workers had to internalize drilling-mining activities because there was no specialized company. Normat is now a reference actor and has won several industrial Beninese actors' trust by offering services that respect international security rules concerning explosive shots (ISO9001/2015 law).
The company was created in 2017, following the split of this drilling-mining activity from the Bhélix company, which exploits various granite quarries in Benin and in which I&P invested in 2009.



The entrepreneur

Narcisse Zolla is a public works engineer and a former consultant in some Dutch cooperation. He has a Master's degree in Management from the Université de Bordeaux.
He also leads the company Bhélix.


Discover the interview of the promoteur of Bhélix and Normat (2019)


Partnership with I&P

I&P is commited to Normat:

 In formalizing this new company;

In advising Normat to find the right resources and an efficient organization in operations management.


Main impacts

The emergence of the specialized job of drilling-mining in Benin

ISO9001/2015 norm accreditation



In portfolio since: 2017-2021

Trianon Homes

Sector of activity: Construction, Service
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: IPAE 1, IPAE 2
Entrepreneur: Folly Koussawo
Employees: 50
Country: Ivory Coast, Gabon
A propos:

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. Trianon quickly demonstrated the viability of its model, winning over public and private clientele.

After a decade of activity and successful experience in real estate development in Gabon, Trianon is now stepping up its real estate development operations aimed at middle-class families in several African countries: Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Benin. The company's ambition is to respond to the problem of access to property ownership, which is becoming increasingly difficult in African cities, where land prices have risen sharply in recent decades as a result of galloping urbanization.

Today, Trianon has 50 employees, over 200 local subcontractors, 85 completed projects and plans to deliver hundreds of new homes every year for real estate development projects.


The entrepreneur

Folly Koussawo is a Franco-Gabonese entrepreneur in his forties, and has been running the company 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 President 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. 

Words from the new president of the Club Africain des Entrepreneurs


Partnership with I&P

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).  

This new financing, completed in 2023, will help Trianon take another step forward in the development of its activities, notably real estate development in Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire.


Expected impact

  • Access to home ownership and sustainable, quality housing for middle-class African families;  
  • Creation of formal jobs;  
  • Raising local construction standards.


In portfolio since: 2014


Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Sortie
Associed fund: IPAE 1
Entrepreneur: Moussa Dia, Waddah Saab, Julio et Jose-Luis Aguilar
Employees: 4
Country: Senegal
A propos:

Sofamac is engaged in the production of clay construction, such as tiles and clay bricks, intended for local use.

Clay production, which was quite common until the end of the 1970s, now offers a real market opportunity. The products show great thermic and time resistance and match an unsatisfied local demand for construction and equipment.



Moussa Dia is a civil engineer entrepreneur who ran for more than twenty years an engineering and metallic construction business (sheds, water towers…) in Saint-Louis, Northern Senegal. His passion for terracotta and the opportunity of the market led him to found SOFAMAC a small terracotta handcrafted production unit.



I&P committed alongside with Sofamac

• To undertake a market study for terracotta bricks

• To carry out a feasibility study for the project



• Production of a construction material more adapted to local demand with a better energetic balance and entirely recyclable items

• Enhance local production, in substitution to foreign imports

• Lower consumer prices


In portfolio since: 2012

Carrières du Moungo

Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Sortie
Associed fund: IPAE 1
Entrepreneur: André Ngalaho & Laure Djoukam
Employees: 50
Country: Cameroon
A propos:

Created in 2005, Carrières du Moungo (CDM) is a company located in Cameroon which has developed sand quarry activities for BTP construction.

The company rapidly developed to meet a growing need for high-quality construction in Cameroon. CDM currently operates on 3 sites and has diversified its activities (crushed gravel, ready-mix concrete...).




André Ngalaho first worked within the sport community before investing in sand quarry and gravel pit. He created CDM with the financial support from his friends.

His wife Laure Djoukam started to work full-time in the company in 2009. She manages day-to-day operations while M. Ngalaho is responsible for the business development



I&P is committed alongside CDM to:

• Renew the company’s equipment and improve its profitability

• Bring Technical assistance to reinforce the financial, technical and operational management of CDM and to set up an social and environmental plan 



• 70 full time employees, out of which more than 30 high-skilled and medium skilled jobs

• Salary is twice higher than other extraction companies

• CDM satisfies a strong local demand and its production subsidies itself to importations

• A large part of CDM’s output is produced and consumed locally

• All the suppliers of the company are local


In portfolio since: 2013

Carotech Bénin

Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: IPDEV1
Entrepreneur: Yves Modeste Agbo
Employees: 10
Country: Benin
A propos:

CAROTECH Benin produces outside tiles, pavement blocks and other construction cement-based inputs. These are processed without any thermal energy. Carotech’s sector of activity is lifted by a swelling urban expansion in Benin and various state programs to renovate public infrastructures. The products are addressed to a diversified clientele: individuals, public collectivities, private companies…



Yves Modest Agbo is a young Beninese entrepreneur who, once having finished his economics studies in France at Montpellier University has immediately made the choice to create an economic activity in his country, in the industrial sector with a strong local added value. 



I&P committed alongside Carotech Benin to:

• Enable a rapid establishment of the production

• Provide a technical assistance for organization and formalization of the financial and accounting management. 

• Provide support of an expertise in term of commercial organization policy



• Creation of a local industry of construction materials, in substitution of Chinese and European importations.

• Energy saving with cold-process production

• 5 national suppliers



In portfolio since: 2009


Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Investissement en capital
Associed fund: IPDEV1
Entrepreneur: Narcisse Zolla
Employees: 26
Country: Benin
A propos:

Bhelix is the first SME in Benin to produce norm-adjusted gravel responding to laboratory set quality standards.

So far, construction firms had to produce their own gravel because of the broadly artisanal and informal nature of the market. Bhélix aims at the normalization of a formal offer for inputs destined to construction companies.



Narcisse Zolla is a civil works engineer and former consultant for the Dutch cooperation. He also graduated in management from the University of Bordeaux.  



• Financed its investment plan (equipments, transport machine and management system)

• Realized a technical audit of BHELIX's production plant

• Advised BHELIX to find high-quality resources and improved management operations



• Setting up of a norm-based material production chain in Benin

• More than 20,000 tons of granite sold in 2015

• 7 local suppliers


In portfolio since: 2009

Carotech Mali

Sector of activity: Construction
Status: Sortie
Associed fund: IPDEV1
Entrepreneur: Malick SY et Aïcha SY
Employees: 21
Country: Mali
A propos:

CAROTECH Mali produces cement-based cover and pavement tiles in Bamako. The process, unique in Mali, does not use any oven, which is a great asset in a country where power is very expensive. CAROTECH Mali project is supported by a particularly buoyant market, driven by the very significant and rapid urban growth in the major cities of the country, especially in Bamako.



Malick Sy, is a doctor of pharmacy and created CAMED, a leading pharmaceutical distributor of which I&P has long been a shareholder. He partnered with I&P to create CAROTECH Mali, adopting the technology used by a Nigerian company.

The company is headed since its inception by Aisha Sy, Malick’s wife. Aisha has a degree in management science and previously worked in the microfinance sector. Her rigorous management, her acute business sense and her natural authority allowed her to lead a successful development of the company.



Beyond financial investment, I&P is committed alongside CAROTECH Mali:

• Bringing technology franchised by International Carotech

• By strengthening its structures through several technical assistance missions

• By providing the company with a strong management information system (GIS)



• 21 direct jobs were created between 2007 and 2011.

• Contribution to the development of local industry as a substitute for imported products

• Energy efficient technology


In portfolio since: 2005 (exit in 2013)