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Bpifrance

Bpifrance

Mission

Serving the future

Goals

  • Accompanying businesses in their growth;
  • Preparing for tomorrow’s competitiveness;
  • Developing an ecosystem that favours entrepreneurship.

Values

  • Proximity: 90% of all decisions are taken regionally, where entrepreneurs are located.
  • Simplicity: Implementing a financial continuum, simpler and more accessible than before.
  • Drive: Personalised support to entrepreneurs, providing them with a toolkit for success.
  • Optimism: Motivated and enthusiastic teams make entrepreneurship a positive experience.

Organisation

Bpifrance is a financial institution serving the collective interest. Its purpose is to engage with market segments and support companies facing a capital crunch or lacking support from financial backers. 

  • 50% - French State
  • 50% - Caisse des dépots

 Bpifrance closer to entrepreneurs

  • 48 Regional offices
  • 90% of all decisions made directly in Bpifrance regional offices
  • A One stop shop for entrepreneurs
  • 2540 employees at your service
  • Dialogue within regional steering committees
  • In 2017, Bpifrance financed 78,000 businesses (€14.4Bn) 
  • All corporate finance activities included: guarantee, credit loan, investment, innovation finance and Export insurance

Solutions for businesses of all sizes

Bpifrance assists businesses of all sizes, primarily micro-enterprises, SMEs and mid-caps. But we also assist large firms that are considered strategic for the national economy, territorial integrity or employment.

Micro-Businesses

Financing business, investment and cash flow needs:

  • Seed
  • Innovation aid
  • Guarantees
  • Financing

Micro-businesses : till 10 employees

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Supporting the growth of SMEs throughout France:

  • Innovation aid
  • Guarantees
  • Financing
  • Export support and financing
  • Growth capital
  • Transfer capital

SMEs : 10 – 250 employees

Mid-Caps

Strengthening mid-cap businesses in their development and their international expansion:

  • Innovation aid
  • Financing
  • Export support and financing
  • Growth capital
  • Transfer capital

Mid-caps : 250 – 5000 employees

Large Firms

  • Participating in the growth of large firms:
  • Collaboratice innovation projects
  • Financing
  • Capital stabilisation

Large Firms : more than 5000 employees

Financing

  • Standard loans: 6,7 Md€
  • Short term: 5,6 Md€
  • Risk guarantee: 8,4 Md€

Credit loan and Guarantee

  • Standard loans: €6.7Bn 
  • Short term loans: €5.9Bn 
  • Loans guaranteed by Bpifrance: €8.9Bn

Innovation: total 1.3 Bn (aiming at €1.4 Bn in 2018)

  • Grants: €930 M
  • Loans: €350 M

Investment

  • Direct Venture capital investment : €255M (80 businesses)
  • Direct investment in SMEs, Mid & large caps:  €2.7Bn (comprising 134 businesses + an investment of €1.9Bn in PSA)
  • Fund of funds investment: € 1Bn

Export Insurance

  • Credit assurance exposure: € 10,7Bn
  • Foreign prospection contracts in force: 10 532
  • Bonds and working capital guaranteed: €428M
  • Capital covered by exchange risk assurance: €566M

Contact

 BPIfranceHQ

Bpifrance Headquarters

27-31 Avenue du Général Leclerc,

94700 Maisons-Alfort

France

Phone : + 33 1 41 79 80 00

 

Bpifrance Liaison office to the EU 

Contact : Lola Merveille

51 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique   

Phone  : +33176214909 - Mob. : +33786116721

Contact

European Long-Term Investors a.i.s.b.l.
Rue Montoyer 51
B - 1000 Brussels
Belgium
secretariat@eltia.eu