About Us

Sinergi is an investment fund that provides funding and support for Nigerien small and medium companies with financing needs between 20 and 170 million FCFA, often slowed down in their development by difficult access to long-term financing and skills.

Who are we ?

Société d’Investissement et de Gestion d’Initiatives au Niger (Sinergi) is a private company under Niger law created in 2006 by entrepreneurs and private actors including Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), a pioneering group in impact investment, entirely dedicated to the financing and support of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our mission

Provide the means for Niger entrepreneurs to carry on their growth projects

Our method

Bring funding and strategic support

Our values

Entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to development, integrity, commitment to excellence

Our approach

Sinergi works with Nigerien entrepreneurs and local suppliers to develop a dynamic community of SMEs in Niger. Working with the entrepreneur, we build a strategy to boost the company’s development.

Our approach is organized around the entrepreneur with whom we aim to build a long-term relationship based on trust.

FUNDING

Sinergi offers financing adapted to the size and maturity of companies (minority equity investments, seed financing, etc.).

SUPPORT

Through a regular and personalized follow-up, Sinergi allows the entrepreneur and his teams to strengthen their capacities. Sinergi also contributes to strategic thinking and corporate governance.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Sinergi offers technical assistance resources to companies through skills development, know-how transfer and training

NETWORK

Sinergi is part of a pan-african network of investment companies supported by I&P: Comoé Capital in Côte d’Ivoire, Sinergi Burkina in Burkina Faso, Teranga Capital in Senegal and Miarakap in Madagascar. This network builds common skills and initiatives to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem between countries.

The companies supported by Sinergi have access to an Niger, pan-african and international network of shareholders and entrepreneurs, including the African Club of Entrepreneurs, a pan-african association that offers high value services to entrepreneurs.

Our Impact Objectives

We are persuaded that companies have an essential social role in the real economy.

In addition to the extra-financial activities, Sinergi is a committed player in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria.

One of our objectives is also to promote the social and environmental responsibility of the company and build with the entrepreneur an action plan to boost the impacts on each of its stakeholders (employees, customers, local communities, suppliers…), referring to the framework established by the United Nations with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Team

Djibo Ibrahima

Managing Director

Kamaloudini Y. Issoufou

Investment Officer

Mahamane M. Sani Ango

Investment Officer

Mariama M. Aboubacar

Investment Officer

Our Partners

Sinergi  is financed by Nigerien and international shareholders such as private actors (Investisseurs & Partenaires, Véolia, Compagnie d’Assurances et de réassurances au Niger, Solidarité Internationale pour le Développement et l’Investissement, Société d’Exploitation des Eaux du Niger, Gamma Informatique, Orano) and banking institutions (Bank of Africa).

We also work with governmental institutions such as the European Union.