Bpifrance, France

France Bpifrance

general information

Bpifrance is a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the French State. As a trusted partnerfa for entrepreneurs it promotes competitiveness and provides growth services for companies on behalf of the French State, acting in support of public policy. 

With employees ready to serve entrepreneurs, Bpifrance has three goals:

  • to support the growth of business;
  • to prepare for future competitiveness;
  • to create an ecosystem that is conducive to entrepreneurship;

Bpifrance assists businesses of all sizes, primarily micro-businesses, SMEs, mid-caps. Bpifrance also assists big firms that are considered strategic in terms of national economy, the territories or employment.

Bpifrance finances businesses from the seed phase to transfer to stock exchange listing and offers a continuum of solutions adapted to every key step in a business’ growth through loans, guarantees, equity grants and business support services.

Acting in the French Regions, Bpifrance relies on a decentralised network of 50 regional offices, being in direct contact with the entrepreneurs and their partners: 90% of the decision making is located in the regional offices.


Major activities are:

  • Innovation funding
  • Guarantees for bank financing and venture capital
  • Investment and operational cycle financing of SMEs and midcap companies, alongside banking and financial institutions
  • Equity investment, directly or through partner funds, in SMEs, midcap and large companies (Bpifrance is the French Sovereign Fund)
  • Accompanying firms developing export activities (Bpifrance is the French ECA)
  • Business Support Services


Mr Mouly Aurélien

27-31, Avenue du Géneral-Leclerc
94710 Maisons-Alfort Cedex, France
Tel: +33 6 62 53 30 00

Ms Lola Merveille - Representative to the European Institutions

Rue Montoyer 51
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2791 7676