Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P)


Last updated 9 July 2020, by Impactyield.

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I&P was created in 2002 by Patrice Hoppenot, former co-founder of BC Partners and expert in private equity issues. In 2011, Jean-Michel Severino, previously CEO of the French Development Agency and Vice-President of the World Bank for Asia, took over the management of the company.
I&P’s mission is to contribute to the rise of a sustainable and dynamic private sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning, I&P has aimed to support African entrepreneurs, able to build profitable and sustainable activities with high local added value. I&P’s investment thesis is driven by the will to answer the financing and support needs of the SMEs of the ”missing middle”. We exclusively work with start-ups and SMEs based in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the Indian Ocean, with the strong conviction that these enterprises actively contribute to a sustainable and inclusive growth on the continent.
We are based in Paris and six African offices: Abidjan, Accra, Antananarivo, Dakar, Douala and Ouagadougou. I&P also sponsors and works with local African investment funds and teams, based in Niamey, Ouagadougou, and Dakar.

Incorporation year: 2002

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Total firm assets under management: 65000000 EUR

Membership and other professional affiliations: GIIN Member (Investors' Council or Network Membership)Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

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