Deals - Apr 30, 2021

Asafo & Co. recently advised on the launch of Birimian Ventures, the first investment fund dedicated exclusively to African luxury and premium heritage brands.

A first of its kind and founded by an all-women team, Birimian Ventures is led by Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, an experienced executive in the financial services and private equity industries. Birimian Venture’s mission is to support African designers to accelerate the growth of their businesses regionally and internationally. The Birimian Ventures team will specifically combine investment, mentoring and operational support to help address the capital, production and international distribution challenges that African designers are often faced with.

Asafo & Co. advised Birimian Ventures on the legal structuring of the fund. The team included partners Pascal Agboyibor, Noro-Lanto Ravisy and Ricardo Bernard.