Partners

Bpifrance has developed a network of major partnerships with institutional investors in the Middle East, Russia, and Asia.

Bpifrance (former CDC IC) and CIC Capital set up the Sino-French Third-Countries Investment Fund on 14 November 2016. The purpose of this investment platform is to give access to new markets and business opportunities to French and Chinese enterprises while leveraging their respective networks and resources.

Bpifrance (former CDC IC) and KIC signed the Franco-Korean co-investment partnership on 3 June 2016 in order to support French and Korean companies having development perspectives or economic interests in France. KIC seeks to invest up to €500 million in a wide variety of sectors in France or in other geographical areas and in minority tickets comprised between €50 million and €200 million. Bpifrance may invest alongside KIC an amount of capital representing at least 25% of KIC’s contribution.

Contact : stanislas.panhard@bpifrance.fr

On 26 June 2015, KHC, a leading investment portfolio company listed on the stock exchange (Tadawul) and located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Bpifrance (former CDC IC) entered into a framework agreement pursuant to which KHC opened its capital to a consortium of large French companies including Aéroport de Paris, Axa, Eiffage, Engie, Eren Groupe, Orange, Safran and Suez Environnement, supported by CDC IC, with a view to foster business opportunities in Saudi Arabia.

KHC and Bpifrance (former CDC IC) also decided to set up a Franco-Saudi Investment Fund, which is operational since 1 January 2017. The purpose of the FSIF, which is advised by Five Capital Advisors, a jointly-owned subsidiary of Bpifrance and KHC based in Dubai, is to invest in projects backed by French companies in the context of their development in Saudi Arabia and in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.

Contact : qermane@fivecap.com

Future French Champions (FFC), is a French Joint Venture jointly-owned by Qatar Investment Authority and Bpifrance (former CDC IC). FFC is operational since May 2014. With funds of €300 million, its mission is to invest in French companies with strong growth potential.

Contact : marc.auberger@bpifrance.fr

  • Mubadala

The partnership between Bpifrance (former CDC IC) and Mubadala, FEF,  is originally a €300 million co-investment platform the purpose of which is to invest in companies located in France (or in geographical areas of common interest for both partners) in a wide variety of sectors and with high expectations on investment returns. The fund can also invest in the infrastructure and property fields. In 2019, the FEF has been renewed with an additional commitment of €500 up to 700 million. In addition, Bpifrance has signed a €300 million co-investment MOU to invest directly or through funds of funds in the French tech.

Contact : yonel.genin@bpifrance.fr

  • Russian Direct Investment Fund

The €300 million co-investment partnership between the RDIF and Bpifrance (former CDC IC), is active since January 2016 and mainly focuses on investing in companies located in France and/or Russia.

Contact : stanislas.panhard@bpifrance.fr