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Early 2014, a team of international finance professionals, with a long experience in strategic and financial advisory to public and private companies and to financial institutions, decided to create a pan-African investment bank. KeysFinance Partners Ltd, a Mauritius company, is the holding of this network of companies set.

The first link of the network was established in Côte d'Ivoire, where was created KeysFinance Partners RCI, an Ivorian financial advisory firm, designed to cover West Africa. First recruitments occurred in February 2014 and the Côte d’Ivoire team has been operating since then.

KeysFinance Partners Ltd has subsequently acquired in Paris an existing firm, Ebène Capital Partners, since then renamed KeysFinance Partners France. It was created by a small team of investment bankers with a track record in Sub-Saharan and North African markets. This acquisition also provided the KeysFinance Partners Group with an existing network of partners in South Africa and in China.

KeysFinance Partners is planning to open additional offices to cover more globally French speaking and English speaking African countries.


In the case of an acquisition, we conduct a strategic assessment and a financial valuation of the target, as well as the selection of potential partners that should be approached to make the transaction happen. A support in setting a transaction schedule, designing the financing scheme, and an assistance in the negotiation process is provided until closing the transaction.

In the case of a sale or a spin-off, we strive to find the best ways to maximize the assets value, for instance by organizing an auction process if this is the most appropriate approach.

But we can also help our client finding an alternative to the envisaged sale, for example a capital restructuring.

Our global approach starts with a thorough analysis of the transaction potential, its feasibility and its strategic alternatives. Then we advise our clients on how to implement the transaction in order to ensure a successful outcome for all parties.


We assist our clients to develop tailor-made strategies in line with their specific situations. We provide our clients with objective and independent advices on a wide array of subjects, from their financing needs in the short term to implementing a sustainable profitability of their capital invested. In order to maximize value creation, financial strategy and business strategy need to be closely linked.

This is why we work in close cooperation with our clients to understand their objectives and to enable them to decide on the most appropriate policy that will optimize the resources they have access to.

Our professionals advise and negotiate, on behalf of our clients, alternative refinancing of existing debt or new fund raising.


Our clients mandate us for our independent and creative approach and our proven ability to deliver most appropriate solutions to their problems. In order to help our clients identify and assess their best options, we provide a different and independent point of view based on a comprehensive and neutral analysis, exempt of any conflict of interest.

Our clients benefit from our experience and our vision as former executives, from a particular track record in corporate restructuring as well as a wide network of relationships with bankers, investors and financial institutions.

Our team of professionals combines an expertise in mergers & acquisitions with proven risk analysis skills and in-depth knowledge of capital markets.

Building on our expertise in credit risk analysis we assist our clients in resolving their solvency ratio issues. We identify critical parameters that are likely to have an impact on the assessment of their financial strength and help them to avoid pitfalls of solutions deemed otherwise attractive.

KeysFinance Partners Ltd

St James Court, Suite 308

St Denis Street, Port-Louis


KeysFinance Partners France

13 rue du Docteur Lancereaux

75008, Paris


KeysFinance Partners RCI

Immeuble Aniaman - Plateau

Avenue Lamblin X Rue Alphonse Daudet

01 BP 10048

Abidjan 01

Côte d’Ivoire