Our history

Officially Bpifrance was created in 2013 but its roots go back a hundred years. It is the culmination of a number of entities created and merged over the subsequent years. Today, we are the trusted partner for entrepreneurs and offer a continuum of solutions adapted to every key step in a business’ growth.

Find out about the major milestones in the history of Bpifrance.


Bpifrance is represented all around the world with branches in New York, Mexico, Düsseldorf, Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan, Nairobi, Dubai and Singapore. 


Bpifrance's activity continues to grow as it becomes the French sovereign fund with the integration of CDC International Capital


Bpifrance becomes the French export credit agency with the integration of Coface Garantie publique


Bpifrance opens its first office abroad in Düsseldorf (Germany), representing the European area


Launch of 3 accelerators for start-ups, mid-caps and large caps which marks the beginning of Bpifrance's activity as coach for entrepreneurs


Boost in funding for the social and solidarity economy and support programs to help companies export


Creation of the Public Investment Bank
by the law of December 31, 2012.

OSEO, CDC Entreprises and FSI join
to form Bpifrance.

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