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.

2022

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2012

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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