INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast

From starting a clothing store to raising $500M PE funds in Africa with Antoine Delaporte

October 24, 2022 Season 1 Episode 8
From starting a clothing store to raising $500M PE funds in Africa with Antoine Delaporte
INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast
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INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast
From starting a clothing store to raising $500M PE funds in Africa with Antoine Delaporte
Oct 24, 2022 Season 1 Episode 8

Antoine Delaporte is an INSEAD alumnus who after working as a Manager at Bain in London and Paris launched 3 clothing businesses in Madagascar, which  he grew to 2500 employees. He then sold the these businesses and entered the world of PE, starting Adenia Partners 20 years ago. He has raised 5 funds for Adenia, the latest being a 500m fund.

In this episode he talks about the scale of impact one can have in Africa in changing the world vs other locations, and the VC-like returns you can achieve by investing in traditional businesses on the continent.

Visit Adenia Partners at adenia.com and join our emerging markets community on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13949631/ .

Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on SpotifyApple, or Google.

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Antoine Delaporte is an INSEAD alumnus who after working as a Manager at Bain in London and Paris launched 3 clothing businesses in Madagascar, which  he grew to 2500 employees. He then sold the these businesses and entered the world of PE, starting Adenia Partners 20 years ago. He has raised 5 funds for Adenia, the latest being a 500m fund.

In this episode he talks about the scale of impact one can have in Africa in changing the world vs other locations, and the VC-like returns you can achieve by investing in traditional businesses on the continent.

Visit Adenia Partners at adenia.com and join our emerging markets community on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13949631/ .

Subscribe and follow the INSEAD Emerging Markets Podcast on SpotifyApple, or Google.