Our mission: serving the future

Bpifrance has three goals:

  1. Accompanying businesses in their growth
  2. Preparing for tomorrow’s competitiveness
  3. Developing an ecosystem that favours entrepreneurship

Our 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.

Our 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.

Bpifrance closer to entrepreneurs

  • 48 Regional offices
  • 90% Of all decisions taken directly by the regions
  • 1 Specialised contact reaching out to businesses
  • 2500 employees at your service
  • Funding dialogue within regional steering committees
  • In 2016, Bpifrance financed 74 000 businesses
  • All activities represented nationally and internationally : guarantee, finance, investment, innovation 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
  • SMEs
  • Mid-caps
  • Large firms

Financing business, investment and cash flow needs

  • Seed
  • Innovation aid
  • Guarantees
  • Financing

Micro-businesses : till 10 employees

Supporting the growth of SMEs throughout France

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

SMEs : 10 – 250 employees

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

Participating in the growth of large firms

  • Collaboratice innovation projects
  • Financing
  • Capital stabilisation

Large Firms : more than 5000 employees

FINANCING

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

INNOVATION

  • 930 M€ Grants
  • 350 M€ Loans

INVESTMENT

  • 191 M€ Direct innovation reserve
  • 1,1 Md€ Mid-caps/Large companies
  • 729 M€ Fund of funds 
  • 139 M€ Direct SMEs

ASSURANCE EXPORT

  • 16,7 Md€ Credit assurance exposure
  • 12 112 Foreign prospection contracts in force
  • 557 M€ Bonds and working capital guaranteed
  • 602 M€ Capital covered by exchange risk assurance