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HQ office : Brussels, Belgium
ADDRESS : Boulevard Bischoffsheimlaan 15,
1000 Brussels
WEBSITE : http://www.bio-invest.be

BIOBelgium

Belgian investment company for developing countries

BIO, a Limited Liability Company (S.A.), was founded in 2001 and joined EDFI in 2002. BIO is wholly owned by the Belgian government. BIO’s mission is to support a strong private sector in developing and/or emerging countries, to enable them to gain access to growth and sustainable development within the framework of the SDGs. BIO is held to a management contract signed every 5 years between BIO and the Belgian state.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2020)

Investments

€ 194 million

in new annual commitments to 21 projects

€ 1.06 billion

in total portfolio of 158 projects

€ 324 million

in investment funds

Technical assistance

€ 1.3 million

approved in 14 projects

100%

government funding

Financial instruments

40%

equity and quasi equity

60%

loans

Investment focus

BIO can invest in countries classified as developing countries by the OECD-DAC list.
BIO’s strategy focuses on three areas: financial sector, enterprises and infrastructure projects.

Staff

72

employees