One of the reasons the renowned musician Akon, a long-standing investor in Senegal and other African countries, wished to join forces with Samba Bathily to set up Solektra International and launch the Akon Lighting Africa initiative is Samba Bathily’s expertise in project finance.

Samba Bathily has devised all sorts of innovative solutions, firstly for the distribution of pharmaceutical products, then in the energy sector.  He has a sharp business acumen across the range of financing sources – the standard and reciprocal loans, prefinancing schemes supported by annual repayments, export credit mechanisms and the subsidies granted by multilateral organizations. Today, considered as a thought leader and expert, he is approached for advice by businesses and governments to assess their needs to devise the most appropriate solution. ADS Consulting’s expertise in major projects doesn’t prevent Samba Bathily from focusing on the plight of small entrepreneurs who make up most of the local economic fabric. He helps them too by working with a small dedicated team, to provide microcredit solutions via an institution called Yiriwa.

ADS-CONSULTING

ADS CONSULTING

ADS CONSULTING

Thanks to ADS Consulting, Samba Bathily and his teams are able to provide specific expertise to help African and international groups to set up prestigious projects (infrastructures, energy, etc.). ADS Consulting helps its clients to define an approach, identify and meet stakeholders and obtain their support as well as organize long-term public-private partnerships. ADS Consulting can also help organize the finance for the targeted projects.

YIRIWA

YIRIWA

YIRIWA

Yiriwa is a microcredit institution that is active in the Economic Community of West African States. In particular, it provides support for small and medium sized businesses during their launch phase and first year in business.

ECOSYSTEM FUND

ECOSYSTEM FUND

The Ecosystem Fund have been created in March 2015 with the aim of supporting the creation and expansion of dynamic firms with high potential. Thanks to a development strategy based on a strong presence in emerging markets, especially in Africa, the Ecosystem Fund contributes to support corporate and projects financing in a continent where it remains difficult for firms to finance their development despite the sustained economic growth. The risk-capital is playing a key role in the development companies, particularly in emerging markets.