KeysFinance Partners, partnering with a consortium of Ivorian investors through “NSI” investment vehicle, is delighted to announce the official acquisition of IMPACT SARL, a regional leader in the integration of SAGE solutions for SMEs and ETIs.
NSI is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for IMPACT’s customers, while preserving the culture of excellence and innovation that has characterized the company for over 4 decades.
“After almost 40 years of family involvement, I’m delighted to be passing the torch to a technical and caring team. It’s an emotional transition from an adventure started by my father when I was still a child. I am committed to supporting this handover with all my know-how, for the continued well-being of our employees and the satisfaction of our customers,” added Charlotte PUYMIRAT, outgoing shareholder.
“Taking over the reins of this company is a challenge I am determined to meet. With the exceptional team around me, we are ready to write the next chapter of success for our company. Together, we are looking at the future, ready to innovate and exceed our customers’ expectations,” concluded Mohamed DIABI, a technology sector expert, CEO of AKRN Ventures family office and investor in NSI. He will become Managing Director of IMPACT.
“This acquisition marks a key stage in KeysFinance Partners’ diversification strategy. By relying on our network of local investors, KeysFinance Partners is positioning itself as a key player in investment in the region’s SMEs. We are thus affirming our ambition to deploy capital on behalf of local investors in high-potential assets. KeysFinance will support value creation by providing its expertise throughout the company’s development ,” said Jean-Michel ETTE, Managing Director of KeysFinance Partners, who oversaw the transaction.
On the legal front, KeysFinance Partners and its partners were assisted by the Ivorian law firm Kwaliance.
Founded in 1980, IMPACT is a major player in IT engineering and consultancy, offering IT solutions to SMEs and ETIs. IMPACT has been an approved and certified SAGE partner for almost 30 years in Côte d’Ivoire and the WAEMU sub – region.
Nouvelle Société Impact (« NSI ») is a holding company with 100% Ivorian capital, whose objective is to acquire and develop companies in the field of new technologies, thereby creating sustainable value and promoting innovation in Côte d’Ivoire.
Based in Abidjan, KeysFinance Partners is an investment bank specializing in divestments, acquisitions, fundraising and financial advisory transactions in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its creation in 2014, the company has advised on numerous M&A transactions in the region for a cumulative amount over €400 million.