Partners

Founding Partners

 Bolloré Transport & Logistics is a major international transport and logistics operator with 36,700 employees in 106 countries and five continents. As a specialist in multimodal transport, the group operates through four business lines that work in synergy: Bolloré Ports, Bolloré Logistics, Bolloré Railways and Bolloré Energy.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics is one of the five largest logistics operators in Europe and the tenth largest in the world.

 

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

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

Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search firm, operating 56 wholly owned offices in 52 countries: 34 in Europe & CIS, 3 in the Middle East, 4 in Africa, 8 in Asia, and 7 in the Americas.Pedersen & Partners was founded in 2001 with the establishment of the first offices in Prague and Warsaw. The firm is fully owned by the Partners who work full-time to serve our clients. Today our client and quality focused approach has proven itself, with all of our capital and management resources fully dedicated to making Pedersen & Partners the best Executive Search firm in emerging markets.We attach considerable importance to having an on-the-ground presence, as this enables us to stay in close touch with the candidate pool and to provide real guidance on cultural issues across the markets where we operate.

For more information : https://www.pedersenandpartners.com/

Founded in 1966, Bredin Prat’s practice areas include Corporate Law (M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets), Litigation and white-collar crime issues, Competition and EU Law, Arbitration, Tax, Employment, Financing, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Public Law.

With offices in Paris and Brussels, the firm now has some 180 lawyers committed to the highest standards of excellence, to advise the firm’s French and international clients in complex or sensitive transactions or contentious matters. Cross-border matters represent more than two-thirds of the firm’s work.

For additional information, please visit : https://www.bredinprat.fr/en

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

For more information : https://www.dentons.com/EN

With over 30 years’ experience, Naudet is the leading French and international provider of engineering and financial services for the insurance market worldwide.

Their engineers and financial specialists have extensive experiences ranging from forensic engineering to forensic accounting, committed to claim settlements in all industrial sectors.

With over 40% of their assignments overseas, Naudet is an internationally recognized and known leader in the global market of claim settlement.  Their multilingual staff relies on a large international network including a cooperation with Charles Taylor Adjusting.

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

For more information : www.reim-partners.com/

 

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

 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

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

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.

Created in 2006, IPEMED  is a non-profit association. IPEMED is a think tank whose its mission is statutory and recognized of general interest. It aims at bringing by the economy, the two shores of the Mediterranean and beyond, the African and European continents.*IPEMED, « Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen » in French means in English « the Economic Foresight Institute for the Mediterranean World »

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

The Africa Institute is a laboratory of ideas that seeks to discernfully illuminate governance, economic, social, cultural and spiritual issues through its publications and events, with the support of its members and partner contributors.

For additional information please visit : institutafriquemonde.org

 

For additional information please visit :http://www.35nord.com/

ASCPE, a research and training company created in 2002, organizes the European Interviews on the major topics of society in Europe and since 2014 Eurafrican Interviews on the renewal of relations between Europe and West Africa, with monthly seminars in Paris, The Quarterly Meetings in West Africa and the annual symposia, the last of which was held in Dakar in February 2018 with more than 600 people on “The regional union, engine of inclusive growth in West Africa ? “. ASCPE publishes the Letter of the Eurafrican Interviews, the notebooks and tests, which it diffuses with more than 26,000 copies.

 

Media Partners

For additional information please visit : icpublications.com

For additional information please visit : afrique.latribune.fr

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