Bpifrance

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Launched in 2012, bpifrance is a public investment bank equally-owned by the French State and the “Caisse de Dépôts”. Acting under the motto “Serving the Future”, bpifrance aims at providing finance and long-term support for business at all stages of their development (start-up, scale-up, growth, export).

Working closely with partners such as banks and venture capital funds, bpifrance seeks to increase the supply of finance available to businesses by:
• providing access to short-, mid- and long-term loans,
• providing guarantees on bank loans,
funding innovation through grants and loans,
investing in equity,
• supporting and raising cash flow,
• facilitating export projects.

Facts and Figures

€21bn equity capital
• 42 regional offices
• 1 international office in the US

• 90% of decisions taken at the regional level
• Meetings with 75,000* companies
• €1.1bn* total funding
(grants and loans) for innovation
• €15.2bn* allocated to business
through co-financing loans and providing guarantees
• €1.4bn* equity investment
*in 2014

Published on 27/08/2015

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