OUR RECENT NEWS

Luxembourg | December 2021

ALD Investment Partners
M. Joël NZALI was appointed as Board Member and Special Advisor to the CEO of ALD Investment Partners (ALD-IP) in Luxembourg, a daughter company of ALD & Partners in Senegal. ALD-IP is an investment fund dedicated to the African and European continents, with an investment capacity of more than €500m, on tickets ranging from €1m to more than €30m. For larger projects, ALD-IP acts as a lead investor to structure club deals with its institutional or private (HNWI) partners.
The company invests via both venture capital and private equity mechanisms, in projects or companies led by visionary and humanistic leaders. In addition to standard financial metrics, the selection of its future partners and equity participations is based, above all, on the ability of the planned activities to have a sustainable impact on the quality of life of African populations, contribute to the modernization of local economies or provide access to innovative/disruptive products and services. ALD-IP supports entities with Africa as a target market, and entities whose business model or technologies and know-how can ultimately be transposed to Africa.
As a committed shareholder, ALD-IP also provides its fundees, through its international network, with outstanding expertise to foster their growth, while leveraging on a balanced mode of governance, respectful of ESG criteria and resolutely participatory.

Dakar & Paris | October 2021

ALD & Partners
BAM directors signed on 26/10/21 with M. Amadou Lamine DIOP, CEO of ALD & Partners in Senegal, a +5Y project management framework agreement that shall take place on January 2022. Its main purpose is to define the scope of activities to be performed by BAM and the associated companies of Batsela H.G consortium, relating to the structuring and the subsequent steering of the financial division of ALD&Partners Group for Europe and the Middle East.
This long-term assignment will include (i) the forming (or take-over) of various financial vehicles (investment funds, digital banks, holding companies, corporate foundations), (ii) the design of the division’s operating procedures, (iii) the implementation of its core business and support functions processes and (iv) the recruitment of +10 full time equivalent key personnel (C-level and middle management executives) as well as +30 fte staff.
BAM shall further be in charge of providing asset management advisory services (aiming at enhancing a relevant part of the group’s wealth) and strategic/financial advisory services (M&A, Due Diligence, International Business Development, Technology transfers, etc…). This contract is one of the greatest company’s achievements since its beginning and we are extremely grateful to ALD&Partners for its renewed trust.

Bordeaux | October 2021

M-Wheel
BAM and Christelle FLORY initiated a strategic partnership with the company M-Wheel in France, to assist them on long-term basis, regarding their fund-raising process/management of investors relations, international business development (French West Indies, Europe, Middle East) as well as strategic advisory (appointment of M. Joël Nzali and Mrs. Christelle FLORY as Board members).
Founded in 2018 by M. Joël Montout and based in Bordeaux, M-Wheel specializes in tomorrow's electric mobility for companies (home-work travels or inter-site moves for their employees) as well as "last mile" travels (camping, hotels, in-city short distance moves). The company offers fleet lease contracts for electric scooters and bicycles, as well as charging stations.

Rouen | September 2021

KLANMAN (project “Evabien”)
In accordance with its 2019-2023 strategic plan, BAM continues taking equity stakes in start-up / early-stage companies showing great potential for growth and preferably generating a sustainable impact on people’s lives.
After initially investing, along with other business angels, more than 200k€ in “Les Blouses Blanches” back in 2016, BAM’s Board validated its participation to the shareholding structure of KLANMAN, a French-based start-up which combines medical transportation and digital health services and could potentially address a +1B€ market.
BAM representatives further agreed to support the start-up initial roll out and business development, by piloting its fund-raising process and providing strategic advisory on a long-term basis (appointment of M. Joël Nzali and M. Fernando Echeverria as Board members). The company plans on launching its application (beta-version) by Q2-2022.

Geneva | September 2021

Generation Alfa
Generation Alfa (GA) was originally founded in 2006 as a multi-family office and has evolved to become a fully-fledged financial firm offering Wealth Management and Direct Investment Servies through its presence in Geneva and London.
BAM and GA have identified a wide range of potential synergies between their activities and therefore agreed to initiate a strategic partnership in order to take advantage of both companies’ specific sets of skills and offer their respective clientele a larger portfolio of potential opportunities as well as access to an increased number of structured finance mechanisms.

Guadeloupe (French West Indies) | September 2021

Axellens
Pursuant to the initial impulse of Christelle Flory (J.V Partner), BAM co-founded the company Axellens that will operate in Guadeloupe as pilot territory.
Context: Effective project management requires the combination of a set of skills. The relative failure or success of a project is rarely due to technology or operational know-how. Missing deadlines, changes in project scope and lack of resources are the factors responsible for the failure of half of the projects carried out in companies, according to a survey conducted by PwC.
Vision : As a vector of success, Axellens is bringing together all the resources and skills necessary to ensure the traceability of operations.
Services: As an intermediary, Axellens supports companies, associations and project holders in the proper execution of their projects, with a complete offer integrating pre-financing solution, technical support for their implementation and the complete audit trail of operations that are subject to specific regulations.
Added value : Axellens’ ability to adapt its solutions to clients needs, from the operational and financial structuring of their projects, the support of their teams in the implementation and the technical and financial support in the management of the cash flows of their projects.

Cameroon & France | August 2021

Strategic Partnership with USASA Health
BAM initiated a strategic partnership with the e-health start-up company Usasa Health in France, to assist them on long-term basis, regarding their initial roll out in Cameroon (pilot country), fund-raising/management of investors relations, international business development as well as strategic advisory (appointment of M. Joël Nzali and M. Fernando Echeverria as Board members). Founded in February 2021 by African diaspora members (seasoned executives with complementary backgrounds and track records in the health and IT industries), USASA Health will implement a new generation of medical clinics throughout Africa, combining healthcare and technological innovations (data science and Artificial Intelligence), bringing an innovative approach to community care.
The DNA of USASA Health : offering affordable price for health diagnosis and care to individuals living with incomes below/equivalent to the poverty line or with limited financial resources and who have difficult access to the existing healthcare systems, on the basis of yearly subscriptions that can be shared between family members.
The services to be provided by USASA Heath: designing and operating a global and efficient solution for diagnosis, medical prescription and efficient medical care. USASA Health will also partner with other start-up companies which have embarked in the IA adventure to co-create AI-powered applications dedicated to health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cameroon, Morocco & Senegal | August 2021

Launch of A3S Program
BAM launched the program A3S (“Africa Sustainable Storage Solutions”), an impact investment initiative deriving from the combination of alarming market observations, a genuine will to fight against starvation in low-income countries, as well as the identification of highly profitable market opportunities.
As a matter of fact, throughout the world, food waste and spoilage has been a significant issue. This phenomenon is even more acute across Africa, a continent where the majority of people derive their livelihood from agriculture and yet, half of all the staple food in the continent is lost in the post-harvest stage or before they hit the market. Lack of food storage facilities leads to major Supply issues which, combined with slowing yield growth of major food crops, slowdown in research spending, land degradation, water scarcity issues and a changing climate, explain why prices remain high...
In this context, the philosophy of A3S program founders is therefore, to run a profitable business (making attractive returns from price fluctuations by storing and supplying fresh market products across African countries), while empowering local farmers with advice, financing, equipment and also off-taking their products at harvest. The companies piloting A3S program will start operating during Q1-2022 in 3 pilot countries (Cameroon, Senegal, and Morocco), supported by local industrial groups and international investors.

Guadeloupe | August 2021

Christelle FLORY
BAM signed on August 2021, a JVA with Christelle FLORY, with whom we have been collaborating for over a year now in Guadeloupe (FWI) and generally in ultra-marine French territories. Christelle is a 17Y+ seasoned consultant with a strong entrepreneur mindset, who has grown her experience in different working environment (public, private, associative), thus acquiring many skills through training and experience in Predictive management, Process communication, Negotiation, Change Management, Skills management, Conflict Management, Intercultural management and Effective Induction programs. She is joining BAM as a JV Partner and will work on consulting missions, project management, structuring of application files for EU subsidies for entrepreneurs as well as setting up commercial / industrial synergies between Caribbean economic operators and international partners.

Paris | July 2021

MobilEcosystems
BAM initiated a strategic partnership with the group MobilEcosystems (ME) in France and Spain, to assist them on long-term basis, regarding their initial roll out in Africa and strategic growth while overseeing investors relations. ME designs and develops innovative mobile ecosystems to provide low income populations the opportunity to get access to the right tools in order to foster inclusive growth, anywhere, anytime. ME grants access to a platform of essential services, addressing as closely as possible the needs of fragile populations. From Africa to Europe, Southern America or Asia, ME is shaping the future digital communities.

Singapore | July 2021

PR Squared Web
On july 2021, BAM signed a strategic JV partnership with the CEO of P.R Squared WEB, a financial boutique based in Singapore with which BAM has identified several synergies. In the short term, both companies will collaborate on the co-financing of cross-border, niche investment funds, but also accelerate BAM’s penetration of specific Russian-speaking markets (particular focus on Kazakhstan and Mongolia) and Southeast Asian markets. The 2 companies will further be able to mutualize their portfolio of industrial partners in the agricultural, blockchain, real-estate, and finance fields.

London | February 2021

Africa Bridge Capital Management
BAM and the company “Africa Bridge Capital Management” agreed to initiate a partnership and combine their resources, networks and skills in order to be able to more efficiently finance projects in Africa, with a particular focus on large-scale infrastructure projects, industrial plants, renewable energies and social real-estate. Both parties will therefore leverage on international financial institutions financing programs and private equity investors to better service their joint clients.

Paris & Bordeaux | January 2021

Laeticia BALOU
Laëticia BALOU is a manager-consultant with 10+ years experience in the strategic consulting & banking industry. She oversees the international back-office of Batsela Asset Management while supporting our top-management executives regarding fund-raising transactions. Laetitia leverages on both her professional and social skills to build and strenghten value-added relationships in order to support the growth of Batsela Holding group. Läeticia graduated from INSEEC Paris with an MBA of Finance in 2014 and a Master in Banking and Structured finance from the African institute of management Senegal in 2013. She perfectly speaks French and has a very good command of English.

Bordeaux | November 2020

Sunna Design
Since November 2020, Batsela Asset Management has started assisting the company SUNNA DESIGN regarding its large-scale business development in Africa (particular focus on Nigeria) and Indonesia. Sunna Design is the leader of solar energy management for autonomous and connected applications, with solar street lighting being their core business. The vision of SUNNA DESIGN consists in the mass deployment of smart solar solutions, fully connected and powered by renewable energy, to build tomorrow’s cities, territories and rural environments sustainably. Because we share that vision and believe in its positive impact, we agreed to leverage on our extensive network to facilitate their penetration of several international markets.

San Diego & Bordeaux | September 2020

Rebecca NZALI
Rebecca BARRIOS is a Senior consultant with more than 8-years-experience as a Sales & Marketing Specialist, having worked in the Transportation industry (main railways company in France) and E-Commerce (USA). Her consulting skills are particularly useful when it comes to understanding clients’ needs, designing and implementing adequate Marketing and Communication campaigns as well as collecting/assessing customers feedback. Rebecca oversees Batsela Holding Group’s Public Relations across traditional and digital platforms, as well as Events planning. She is further involved in projects development from a Sales & Marketing perspective. Rebecca studied L.L.C.E at La Sorbonne University (France) and holds a Bachelor in Marketing & Communication. Native French speaker, she is also fluent in Spanish and English.

Canada | October 2020

BC Impact
On October 2020, BAM and BC Impact agreed to strengthen their partnership by combining their respective expertise and networks with a view to offering their joint clients a broader range of funding options. From now on, the 2 companies will be able to more efficiently assist early-stage and start-up companies regarding fund-raising transactions combining the recourse to both traditional and blockchain-based financing mechanisms. This partnership shall further grant larger access to investors in the USA and Canada for BAM’s clients as well as larger access to business opportunities in Europe for BC Impact’s clients.

London | June 2020

Resilience Capital
We are proud to announce that Batsela Asset Management co-founded on last June 2020 in the United Kingdom, along with 4 other strategic partners, the management company of the investment funds to be reunited under the banner “RESILIENCE CAPITAL” (RCF).
RCF is a portfolio of investment vehicles piloted by a multidisciplinary team of C-level senior executives with an average experience of 15 to 20 years, a strong expertise in most fields of the financial industry (financial markets, family offices, financial trading, corporate finance & advisory) as well as cross-border performance optimization missions and management of business units.
RCF invests in a large range of business sectors on the basis of a selection matrix that focuses on sustainable profitability for its investors combined with actual impact on populations in Europe, the Caribbean and Africa (ESG / ISR criteria). For further information, please visit RCF’s LinkedIn page or the website.

London | 21/07/2020

T4H | Technology For Humanity
BAM, acting in partnership with SAVIN Finances, was selected on May 2020 by M. Hachim BADJI and M. Alain DOLIUM (co-founders of T4H and former CEO and COO of Connectik Group), to assist them in raising the funds necessary for the roll-out of their operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Having successfully secured the initial capital needed, M. Joël NZALI (BAM’s president) was recently appointed as Board Advisor at T4H, in charge of piloting investors relations while providing strategic & financial advisory services pertaining to the development of the company at international level.

Barcelona | 16/06/20

Lawfirm Miralbell Guerin
BAM and Mirabell Guerin agreed to strengthen their business relationship by jointly piloting several corporate finance transactions in Spain (M&A, fund-raising, provision of financing facilities for football clubs) as well as supporting international clients willing to establish ventures with strong business partners in African countries (with a particular focus on Morocco and Senegal).

Biarritz | 01/06/2020

GHA Consulting
BAM initiated a strategic partnership with M. Guy-Henri AZAM, a wine industry specialist from the South West of France, widely-ackowledged for his expertise and relevant track record of successful deals closing regarding historical castles and wineyards (Real-Estate transactions, Performance audit, Oenelogy). This new partnership will enable BAM to provide to its international investors, a complete set of services relating to the wine industry (properties sourcing, valuation, acquisition, performance optimization, overseeing of wine production activities…).

Geneva | 09/03/20

Ingenuity Family Office
BAM and Ingenuity FO agreed to initiate a strategic partnership aiming at expanding the scope of activities performed by both companies in order to provide a wider range of financial consulting services, including (but not limited to) HNWI Wealth Structuring, Investment Management, Investors visa programs for non-EU residents, Private Banking advisory, Financial Trading (stock markets, shipping transactions, … )

Paris | 11/02/2020

SAVIN Finances
During a meeting in Paris, BAM and Savin Finance agreed to strengthen their partnership with a view to launching a jointly-piloted, financing business solution for top tier corporate clients and UHNWI in France (minimum financing request of 50-100M€) by combining both firms resources, portfolios and expertise regarding conventional/alternative funding mechanisms (mezzanine debt, senior debt, PIK loan, convertible debt, bonds issuing, asset-backed credit line, PE & VC...).

Scotland | 23/12/2019

Batsela African Ventures
BAM & associated partners structured and registered a SPV in Scotland to support strategic & impact investments in Africa.
This Private Equity, non-regulated Investment company (access limited to sophiticated investors within our portfolio), aims at providing seed / A-series financing for early stage companies or projects with great potential for growth in several African countries (including, but not limited to, Cameroon, Morroco, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa...). The primary focus will be on the following industries : Digital, Fintech, Health, Real-Estate, Energies, Education.

Dakar | 25/11/2019

DISFIN & MercureCab
3 partners of BAM (Fernando Echeverria, Marina Gonzalez and Joël Nzali) and 2 affiliated consultants (Marjorie Mbiandja and Laëtitia Balou Bella) attended the DISFIN program inauguration in Dakar (Senegal), an initiative aiming at facilitating the financing of large-scale real-estate programs and hotels construction in Senegal.
M. Joël NZALI was the conference moderator during this event that gathered in Pullman Dakar, over 100 guests from Senegal but also other African countries (South Africa, Cameroon, Mali…), Europe, Turkey, UAE, India and China. : bank directors, investors, international construction companies, government officials, promoters.
This event was honored by the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Town Planning of Senegal (M. Abdou Karim FOFANA) as well as the Director of Financing and PPP representing the Minister of Finance (M. Lamine LO).
As a financial boutique internationally recognized for its capacity to structure the financing for this typology of operations, BAM was further selected to become one of the program key stakeholders and therefore a signatory of the framework agreement designed to bring to the same table, construction companies, EPC companies, land owners and project holders, legal advisors, investors/lenders and financial facilitators.

Yaoundé | 20/11/2019

Noubru Holding
BAM initiated a strategic partnership with the company NOUBRU HOLDING in Cameroon (represented by M. Bruno Alkis YOUBI DOMYOU), to assist them on long-term regarding their strategic growth and expertise relating to structured finance transactions.
NOUBRU HOLDING is a multi-industries group (textile, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, IT, construction, travel agencies…) with 13 companies located in Cameroon and central Africa, counting with more than 1200 employees and generating a consolidated yearly turnover of several dozens million €.

Seoul | 08/11/2019

SURFLEX
2 partners of BAM participated in a business trip to South Korea in order to get a better understanding of local culture and assess opportunities to expand their operations in this economically-booming country.
Thanks to the support of local partners, they were able to identify new clients which agreed to work with BAM regarding structured finance transactions to be supported by European investment funds (PE). BAM further laid the foundation of long-term strategic ventures with local consulting firms such as SURFLEX.

London | 28/10/2019

UKSF
During a meeting in London, BAM and UKSF agreed to strengthen their partnership in order to be able to more efficiently finance large-scale projects related to Real-Estate & Hospitality and Social Real-Estate (with a particular focus on France, Switzerland and African countries), as well as Infrastructures and Energy related projects.

London | 28/10/2019

Topaz Capital Markets
During a meeting in London, BAM and TCM agreed to renew for the year 2020, their strategic venture initiated in 2018 and relating to the financing of football industry transactions (transfer of players, construction of stadiums, pre-financing of receivables or TV rights, …).
TCM therefore joins the international network of financing partners which are actively supporting the FOOTBALL FINANCING PROGRAM piloted by BATSELA Asset Management.
Further information regarding the list of services offered, is available on our website by downloading the following brochure : Click to download.

Porto | 24/10/2019

JM Consultores
During a meeting in Porto, BAM and the company “JM Consultores” agreed to initiate a partnership and combine their resources and skills in order to be able to more efficiently finance large-scale projects in Europe and Africa.
They further agreed to jointly assist the inventors of a new, state-of-the-art, nanotechnology-backed certification tool, regarding the structuring of their international operations in Europe. Such tool shows a great potential for multiple industries (art, historical cars, jewelry, watches..). Further information to come by Q1-2020.

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Dakar | 25/11/2019

DISFIN & MercureCab
3 partners of BAM (Fernando Echeverria, Marina Gonzalez and Joël Nzali) and 2 affiliated consultants (Marjorie Mbiandja and Laëtitia Balou Bella) attended the DISFIN program inauguration in Dakar (Senegal), an initiative aiming at facilitating the financing of large-scale real-estate programs and hotels construction in Senegal.
M. Joël NZALI was one of the conference moderator during this event that gathered in Pullman Dakar, over 100 guests from Senegal but also other African countries (South Africa, Cameroon…), Europe, Turkey and China.
This event was honored by the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Town Planning of Senegal (M. Abdou Karim FOFANA) as well as the Director of Financing and PPP representing the Minister of Finance (M. Lamine LO).
As a financial boutique internationally recognized for its capacity to structure the financing for this typology of operations, BAM was further selected to become one of the program key stakeholders and therefore a signatory of the framework agreement designed to bring to the same table, construction companies, EPC companies, land owners and project holders, legal advisors, investors/lenders and financial facilitators.

Yaoundé | 20/11/2019

Noubru Holding
BAM initiated a strategic partnership with the company NOUBRU HOLDING in Cameroon (represented by M. Bruno Alkis YOUBI DOMYOU), to assist them on long-term basis regarding their strategic growth and structured finance transactions.
NOUBRU HOLDING is a multi-industries group (textile, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, IT, construction, travel agencies…) with 13 companies located in Cameroon and central Africa, counting with more than 1200 employees and generating a consolidated yearly turnover of several dozens million €.

Seoul | 08/11/2019

SURFLEX
2 partners of BAM participated in a business trip to South Korea in order to get a better understanding of local culture and assess opportunities to expand their operations in this economically-booming country.
Thanks to the support of local partners, they were able to identify new clients which agreed to work with BAM regarding structured finance transactions to be supported by European investment funds (PE). BAM further laid the foundation of long-term strategic ventures with local consulting firms such as SURFLEX.

London | 28/10/2019

UKSF
During a meeting in London, BAM and UKSF agreed to strengthen their partnership in order to be able to more efficiently finance large-scale projects related to Real-Estate & Hospitality and Social Real-Estate (with a particular focus on France, Switzerland and African countries), as well as Infrastructures and Energy related projects.

London | 28/10/2019

Topaz Capital Markets
During a meeting in London, BAM and TCM agreed to renew for the year 2020, their strategic venture initiated in 2018 and relating to the financing of football industry transactions (transfer of players, construction of stadiums, pre-financing of receivables or TV rights, …)
Further information regarding the list of services offered, is available on our website by downloading the following brochure : Click to download.

Porto | 24/10/2019

JM Consultores
During a meeting in Porto, BAM and the company “JM Consultores” agreed to initiate a partnership and combine their resources and skills in order to be able to more efficiently finance large-scale projects in Europe and Africa.
They further agreed to jointly assist the inventors of a new, state-of-the-art, nanotechnology-backed certification tool regarding the structuring of their international operations in Europe. Such tool shows a great potential for multiple industries (art, historical cars, jewelry, watches..). Further information to come by Q1-2020.