British CDC supports financiers Savi de Tové and Gnassounou on Adiwale
The Togolese partners have made their first investment via their private equity fund Adiwale Partners, backed by the British development agency CDC Group.
Finactu, the financial advisory popular in French-speaking Africa, has brought in three African finance experts to hone its strategy. Two of these new "independent members" - former BOAD president Christian Adovelande and Bank of Africa founder Paul Derreumaux - know the consultancy well.
For the launch of the French version of his reality TV/start-up incubator, The Nest, US entrepreneur Jim Chu has enticed a line-up of leading finance whizzes to attend. Guest stars were former Beninese prime minister Lionel Zinsou and Reckya Madougouto, special advisor to the Togolese president.
The increasingly frosty relationship between the presidential couple - Ali Bongo and his wife Sylvia Bongo - and the president's elder sister Pascaline Bongo is complicating the management of the family's assets. Nearly a third of these assets are held [.