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Prise de participation SMEs

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Assisting SMEs in their development

AFD Group partners with a wide range of local public and private financial intermediaries (commercial banks, microfinance institutions and non-bank institutions, such as leasing, factoring and insurance companies) to expand the range of products and services tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Proparco also finances SMEs with equity and quasi-equity, either via direct investments in companies or via venture capital funds. By investing in these companies, we support SMEs that have a strong developmental impact and provide the capital required for the long-term growth of companies.

Key figures

€

EUR 1.5bn for microenterprises/SMEs

in partnership with financial institutions
€

EUR 1bn of equity

committed to invest in SMEs by 2022

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Our financing solutions

PRIVATE EQUITY

Via partner investment funds

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  • AFD Group, via PROPARCO, invests in private equity funds for SMEs alongside other investors, for an average amount of EUR 10M. These funds subsequently invest in growing SMEs.

If you are an entrepreneur looking for local investors, you can contact our partner funds directly.

Growth Capital

Direct investments by Proparco

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  • Proparco invests in mature growth companies, with a turnover of more than EUR 10M.

You are a growing SME and want to request an investment by Proparco?

Intermediated loans

Via local financial institutions
  • AFD Group allocates long-term loans to local financial institutions specialized in SME lending (credit lines earmarked for SMEs).

If you are looking for a loan or micro-loan to start or develop your activity, you can get information from AFD Group’s financial intermediaries in your country.

Our support and advisory solutions

In addition to its financial tools, Proparco deploys a range of technical assistance (TA) services to help client SMEs improve and structure their governance and internal management, and improve their environmental and social practices via advisory, training and capacity building activities.

Our emblematic projects

Explore the map to discover some of the investment funds and financial institutions that AFD Group supports in Africa.

Country

Investment type

Our local partners

To find out investment funds and financial institutions (banks, leasing companies, microfinance institutions, etc.) close to you, please select your country.

wdt_IDName of partnerPartner typeLocationwhat financing/services are available ?Eligible companiesContact
1Access Bank GhanaBankGhanaFinancial products and servicesMSMEshttps://www.ghana.accessbankplc.com/
2Access Bank NigeriaBankNigeriaFinancial products and servicesMSMEshttps://www.accessbankplc.com/
3ACEP CameroonMicrofinanceCameroonFinancial products and servicesMSMEs/microfinancehttp://acep-cameroun.org/
4ACEP NigerMicrofinanceNigerFinancial products and servicesMSMEs/microfinancehttp://www.ietp.com/fr/entreprises/acep-niger
5ACTIVA CameroonBankCameroonFinancial products and servicesMSMEshttps://activa-cameroun.com/index.php/fr/
6Advans CameroonBankCameroonFinancial products and servicesMSMEshttps://www.advanscameroun.com/
7Advans Côte d'IvoireMicrofinanceCôte d'IvoireFinancial products and servicesMSMEs/microfinancehttps://www.advanscotedivoire.com/
8Advans GhanaMicrofinanceGhanaFinancial products and servicesMSMEs/microfinancehttps://www.advansghana.com/
9African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re)BankMulticountry AfricaFinancial products and servicesMSMEshttps://www.africa-re.com/
10Alios Finance - CameroonLeasingCameroonFinance and leasingMSMEshttp://www.alios-finance.com/site/fr/cameroun/countrie.php?id_article=14
Partner typeLocationwhat financing/services are available ?

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