Partners

Founder Partners

For over 40 years, Linklaters has been delivering first-class legal advice with practical commercial solutions across Africa, working on numerous landmark transactions and disputes and building vital business connections in almost every African country. The firm is able to meet the specific demands of its clients for their Africa-related matters by offering the right balance of sector and technical expertise, local understanding and language skills. Linklaters help its clients mitigate risk and navigate the complex issues that exist in cross-border deals and projects within both established and developing African economies.

For additional information please visit : Linklaters.com

Procadres International, specialized in interim management, provides services across Europe, Africa and Asia through our offices and partnerships as TMG.
It is a key partner to companies in value added projects in three cases : development, performance improvement and restructuring and recovery.
Its clients benefit from a two-fold expertise : its pool of experienced managers is immediately operational for missions of project management and the partners of Procadres provide their advice and expertise.

For additional information, please visit : Procadres.com

ERM is a leading global provider of sustainability consulting services. ERM operates more than 160 offices in 40 countries and employ 4,500 people on projects around the world. It has been supporting industry leaders in the power, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and financial sectors for over 30 years. ERM assist clients to manage their sustainability challenges across the full investment lifecycle, from acquisition or new project development through operation to closure.

For additional information, please visit : erm.com

KPMG France is a leading audit and advisory firm. In Africa, KPMG has a direct presence in 34 countries and services 54 countries in the region. Its Deal Advisory Africa team based in Paris is dedicated to supporting companies, private equity funds and institutional players in the framework of their acquisitions and disposals, and with respect to their infrastructure projects. Its experts have all acquired a strong experience on the field in over 30 countries and work in close collaboration with local teams.

For additional information, please visit : kpmg.fr

DWF is an international law firm. Its main practice areas are mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, banking law, litigation and arbitration. The firm has recognized expertise in various sectors of activity, including energy, transportation, infrastructure, insurance, agro-food and new technologies. DWF has been named in 2017 by the Financial Times as one of the ten most innovative law firms in Europe.

For additional information, please visit : dwf.law

L’experience Rhum JM
Dedicated to producing only the finest rhum agricole

For additional information, please visit : rhum-jm.com

 Institutional Partners

EMnet, or the Emerging Markets Network, is an initiative dedicated to the private sector hosted by the OECD. Managed by the Development Centre, the Network fosters dialogue and analysis on emerging economies and their impact on global economic, social and environmental issues. EMnet gathers top executives (chief executive officers, vice-presidents, managing directors, chief financial officers, heads of strategy, chief economists) of multinational companies from diverse sectors, willing to engage in debates with high-level policy makers, including heads of state and ministers, and OECD experts.

For additional information please visit : oecd.org

CCI France International brings together, coordinates and promotes 120 accredited French Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI FI) in 90 countries. CCI France International is the largest private French business network in the world with a combined membership base of more than 35.000 companies. ,CCI FI offers bespoke services to French companies looking to expand their activities abroad: Information on markets, business development, set up businesses abroad… A long-term, efficient and local service at every stage of your international project, in France and abroad.

For additional information, please visit : ccifrance-international.org

AFD is France’s inclusive public development bank. It commits financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world : a world in common. Through its network of 85 field offices, AFD currently finances, monitors, and assists more than 2,500 development projects in 108 countries.

For additional information, please visit : AFD

CIAN is a French private employers’ organization which gathers industrial companies and big groups which invest in Africa. The association counts more than 160 member companies which generate a 60 billion euro turnover, that is 80 % of the French economic activity in Africa.

For additional information please visit : cian-afrique.org

FRANCE INVEST’S AFRICA CLUB
Created in 2015, the Africa Club aims to :

Englobe the French and the African Private Equity ecosystems,
Promote the African businesses support by means of Private Equity actors,
Help companies already supported by the French Private Equity in the strengthening of their African activities,
Support and strengthen the African Private-Equity and favor its understanding by the European institutional investors,
Strengthen the relations between France Invest and the Private Equity actors interested by the African continent.
The France Invest represents French Private Equity and in this capacity affirms its irreplaceable role in the national economy. In 2017, 14,3 Mds € invested in 2142 companies, 16,5Mds € fund raised.

For additional information, please visit : clubafrique.fr

SNCF Développement is a subsidiary of SNCF group, specialized in economic development and support to entrepreneurship. It offers a comprehensive range of services to support local and national stakeholders in adapting the employment areas affected by economic change and the sustainable transformation of their activities. Since 2011, SNCF Développement has accompanied more than 400 companies, including 200 startups, and invested 8.5 million Euros, enabling the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.

For additional information please visit : sncf-developpement.fr

A private, independent SME organisation, created in 1944, and chaired by François Asselin since January 2015.
An umbrella organisation, embracing professionalfederations, interprofessional groups (220 in
total) and local CGPMEs (one on each French local authority “départements et régions”).
A French social partner.

For additional information please visit : cpme.fr

Created in 1993, the SER – French Renewable Energy Industry Association, is gathering 380 members working in all the sectors: biomass, wood, biofuels, marine energies, wind energy, geothermal science, hydropower, hot air pumps, photovoltaic solar energy, thermal solar energy and thermodynamics. The principal objective of the SER is to promote the interests of the industrialists and the professionals of the renewable energy with national public authorities, with the Parliament and with all the institutional players in charge of energy policy, of the industry, of the employment and the research. Abroad, the SER is bringing together the French know-how through export initiatives, such as France Solar Industry, accompanying the companies to develop partnerships, businesses, technology transfer in new promising market.

For additional information please visit : enr.fr

For additional information please visit : insead.edu

Paris EUROPLACE is the Paris financial center representative body. The Paris EUROPLACE actions aim to enhance the Paris financial center competitiveness and attractiveness: think tank, contribution to European initiatives and consultations, organization of international roadshows, supporting startups and Fintech; promoting financial research and innovation. As a privileged intermediary of the European and French authorities, Paris EUROPLACE initiates proposals for the collective benefits of the financial centre.

For additional information please visit : paris-europlace.com

For additional information please visit : africa21.org

For additional information please visit : www.institutmontaigne.org

MESIA is the largest solar trade association in the Middle East and North Africa region. Established in 2009, the association represents over 150 international and local organizations including investors, installers, manufacturers, law firms, consultants, policymakers and banks. MESIA is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and carries out solar-related activities and programs across the MENA region. Its regional coverage stretches from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, with over 10,000 subscribers. Over the past 8 years, MESIA has organized over 90 industry events focused on strengthening the footprint of solar energy in our region, including trade missions in Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Along the way, MESIA has won several prestigious awards and had been recognized by leading government authorities across the MENA region. MESIA also publishes industry-leading reports which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the FT. To learn more about MESIA visit www.mesia.com.

For additional information please visit : institutafriquemonde.org

AfrikaTech is a platform that promotes entrepreneurship and technological innovation in Africa and the Diaspora. AfrikaTech helps start-ups and innovative companies on these 3 aspects.
Visibility: AfrikaTech has become a media partner of many entrepreneurial events destined for Africa and its diaspora.
Online Mentorship: With AfrikaTech Mentorship, get advice from experienced entrepreneurs (mentors).
Fund raising: we’ll help you build your funding profile.
The objective is to support entrepreneurs who are fighting daily in Africa by providing them with visibility, knowledge, network and capital required to succeed. The Africa of tomorrow is being built today.
For more information: www.afrikatech.com/fr

For additional information please visit : choiseul.info

Media Partners

For additional information please visit : icpublications.com

For additional information please visit : afrique.latribune.fr

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