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HQ office : Paris, France
ADDRESS : 151, rue Saint Honoré,
75001 Paris
WEBSITE : http://www.proparco.fr

ProparcoFrance

Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique

Proparco – the French Development Finance Institution – was founded in 1977 and joined EDFI in 1997. Proparco is a Limited Liability Company (S.A.) and a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) with more than 30 shareholders. Alongside AFD (64%), its main shareholders include public and private financial institutions, service companies and ethical funds and foundations. Proparco operates with a banking license. Proparco’s mandate is to foster private investment in emerging and developing economies with the aim of supporting growth and sustainability. Proparco also has offices in Brazil, Cameroun, China, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2016)

Investments

€979 million

in new annual commitments to 68 projects

€5,889 million

in total portfolio of 513 projects

€560 million

in investment funds

Other fund management

Proparco manages FISEA on behalf of the French government, a fund which seeks to promote growth and jobs in Africa with special attention to financing for SMEs.

Financial Instruments

20%

equity and quasi equity

78%

loans

2%

guarantees

Technical assistance

€1.2 million

approved in 14 projects

15%

own funding

85%

other funding

Investment focus

Proparco operates in all countries eligible for development assistance with high priority for Sub-Saharan Africa and Mediterranean countries.

It focuses on key development sectors: infrastructure (especially renewable energy and energy efficiency), agriculture & agro- industry, banks, financial markets & microfinance, and health & education.

Staff

222

employees