Investisseurs & Partenaires

Small is Powerful was initiated by Joan Bardeletti and Jean-Michel Severino, president of Investisseurs & Partenaires.

Investisseurs & Partenaires is an impact investing group dedicated to African Small and Medium Enterprises. I&P’s mission is to contribute to the rise of a sustainable and dynamic private sector in sub-Saharan Africa, as these enterprises generate important economic and social impacts. I&P has supported about 60 companies since its inception, operating in 15 different African countries and in various sectors (Health, Microfinance, Training, Agribusiness…) 

I&P brings financial, technical and strategic support to promote the growth of its partner companies. The team builds trustful long-term partnerships with the entrepreneurs, sharing with them their skills and experience. 

I&P’s team is based in Paris and six African local offices (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Senegal). Through the project Small is Powerful, I&P intends to raise awareness among decision-makers about the crucial role played by African SMEs in the development of the continent.