For over 14 years, Ansamble has been making its mark in Africa

The adage goes, “When you act out of love, you don’t tally the cost.” This passion has been our compass, guiding us through the years to deliver the finest catering service day in and day out. As time has whisked by, we’ve flourished, thanks to all of you. We firmly believe that the best is always on the horizon, alongside you and dedicated to you.


Foundation of OCS (Overseas Catering & Services)

René Lancien, the visionary behind the Ansamble group in France, and François Bonnot, another luminary in collective catering, merged their unparalleled expertise to birth OCS, marking their foray into international realms.

OCS continues its expansion.

The establishment of Ansamble subsidiaries in Senegal and the Ivory Coast has bolstered our foothold on the continent, specifically addressing the demands of base camp management activities. Our dedicated teams excel in catering and related services, catering predominantly to the defense, mining, oil, gas, and construction industries.


OCS diversifies its activities.

Venturing into the Travel Retail sector, OCS now oversees 12 Venezia Ice and La Croissanterie outlets. Furthermore, with the acquisition of A Deux Pas, we’ve expanded our portfolio.

It now stands as our subsidiary dedicated to managing both inter-company and intra-company daycare centers.

Adenia partners & Proparco invest in OCS


Adenia Partners, a leading pan-African investment fund, along with Proparco, a subsidiary of the French Development Agency (AFD), have secured significant stakes in OCS. This revamped ownership paradigm promises to bolster the continued expansion of the OCS group throughout Africa.

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*Adenia Partners is a private equity firm that invests in Africa;

*Proparco is the private finance arm of the French Development Agency (AFD Group).