Adiwale Partners is an independent private equity fund manager established in 2016 by seasoned private equity and capital markets professionals. Our private equity experience spans 20 transactions in Francophone West Africa, as well as over 30 fund investments. Senior team members also bring strong operational skills, having spent decades managing operations in Africa and in Europe

We offer growth capital and operational support to mid-size companies looking to strengthen their core activities and expand in West Africa and beyond. We like entrepreneurs with a genuine ambition for the region and with a good record of execution

Based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, our team operates from the economic centre of the Francophone region. We want to help more companies scale up their operations and contribute to the overall economic activity of the region and to job creation. We are a responsible investor, seeking to build long-term value through sustainable growth in our portfolio companies. We want to build a better environment for our kids

Our values

We are committed to integrity and ethical behaviour and believe that success without integrity is failure
We are rigorous in our methodology to achieve the results we seek. We always seek the best course of action to reach our goals
Our ability to adjust ourselves and our processes fast and efficiently to changes of circumstances. We learn and improve as a result of our experiences
We take ownership in our work and personal accountability for our actions and results. Our commitment to Adiwale is a direct reflection of our sense of ownership
We have a passion for Africa's progress, a passion for SMEs and a passion for private equity. We promote a positive, energizing, and optimistic environment to allow for the implementation of creative and innovative ideas
The diversity of our team is one of our strongest assets. At Adiwale we respect and value all individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and opinions

Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did Nelson Mandela

Our people

People are our main asset. The Adiwale team is comprised mainly of West African nationals with decades of investment, industrial and operational experience. Based in Abidjan, team members have worked in Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, DRC, France, the UK, Luxembourg and the USA

Jean-Marc Savi de Tové
Co-founder and Managing Partner
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Kombo N'guessan
Senior Advisor
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Vissého Gnassounou
Co-founder and Managing Partner
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Patrice Arzillier
Senior Advisor
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Our team, our networks and our platform of consultants make the foundations of Adiwale. There is enormous talent and energy around us. Our success with each portfolio company will come from building a great relationship with them, and picking the right professionals at the right time in our talent pool to help improve operations

With the collective experience gained, we have the expertise suited for companies operating in our target region. Tapping into our networks, we believe we have the solution to any operational issue that an entrepreneur or a portfolio company may have

Private equity is a people business and a growth accelerator

Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win Max McKeown