Bpifrance provides powerful leverage for local area development by working in partnership with the regions, which take part in regional guidance committees.

Bpifrance is the local, trusted partner for businesses, both in terms of developing their projects, funding innovation and supporting  their international ventures.

Bpifrance includes:

  • a finance unit devoted to innovation, banking co-financing and loan guarantees.
  • an investment unit tasked with equity and quasi-equity investments
  • a lead structure owned in equal measure by the French State and Caisse des Dépôts.

Key  figures for 2016
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  • 13.3 billion in credits and aids granted including €1.3 billion for financing innovation
  • 1,8 billion invested in capital
  • 8 billion in guaranteed loans
  • Bpifrance subscribes to 300 partner funds representing 3,000 SMEs
  • 2 300 employees
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