With over 1.5 million units sold, 350 titles published, a network of 120 secondary schools across the country, and displays on renowned e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Jumia, African Books Collective, etc. Smartline is well on its way to achieving its ambition of becoming a leading publishing house on the continent.
In Ouagadougou, Angéline Yougbaré Traoré makes and sells fashion accessories based on the emblematic Burkinabe fabric, Faso Dan Fani. Combining tradition and modernity, La Maison Fenel is supported by I&P Acceleration in Sahel, a program launched by I&P, funded by the European Union and implemented in Burkina Faso by the impact investment fund Sinergi Burkina.
Located in the heart of the Sassandra region, West of Abidjan, in Côte d'Ivoire, Epices et Essences de Côte d'Ivoire (E'Sens) produces citrus-based essential oils (bigarade, bergamot). This young start-up with high impact potential is supported by the I&P Acceleration in the Sahel program launched in 2019 by I&P, funded by the European Union and implemented by Comoé Capital in Côte d'Ivoire.
Agroserv Industrie, the latest investment realized by the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) funds, is a company specializing in maize transformation and commercialization in Burkina Faso. This is a good opportunity to look back on the journey of Siaka Sanon, at the head of the family business, and to mention its projects.
End of May 2022, Enko Education announced the closing of its fundraising. The enterprise, supported by I&P since 2016, actively develops a network of international schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Its objective is to free students' potential across Africa by improving access to well-known international universities.
Journey of an entrepreneur: Malick Sy, Founder and former General Manager of CAMED (Mali), 1st investment of I&P
2022 is a special year for I&P, who is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. On this occasion, we reconnected with Malick Sy, owner and former CEO of CAMED, the first company financed by I&P in 2002.
I&P Education to Employment (IP2E), in association with Mastercard Foundation, enters into partnerships with two Senegalese higher education institutions.
I&P, through its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 1 (IPAE 1), announces a new exit: the sale of its shares in the Senegalese company Delta Irrigation to CMGP, a strategic player in the irrigation sector, which shares the long-term vision of Delta Irrigation's promoter.
IPAE 2 has transferred its shares to the Kerry Group, world's leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets company, operating on all continents.