RISK MITIGATION: What are Updates & Proposals on Risk Mitigation Products?

Product Name Equity Investment
Link to Product Website
Provider Name PROPARCO (de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique) - France
Product Definition It is PROPARCO’s goal to use its equity and quasi-equity transactions and preferred exit strategies to contribute to the emergence and dynamism of financial markets.

PROPARCO always acquires minority investment stakes. After an average period of six years, and when the investee company has reached a sustainable level of maturity, these are intended to be sold either to other shareholders or on the financial market.

The types of financing vary and include:

1. Equity and quasi-equity transactions in all forms permitted by company law and regulations: shareholder current accounts, convertible bonds/ notes, participating loans, subordinated loans.

Read more about PROPARCO's equity activity at the following link:

2. Investment funds: PROPARCO acquires stakes in the equity of national and regional investment funds which specialise in equity and quasi-equity financing. These funds may be based on a single country or a larger region, and may or may not be multi-sectoral. To assist with PROPARCO’s diversification strategy, it is acquiring stakes both in investment funds dedicated to venture capital and in investment funds that favour capital transfer and capital development

Read more about PROPARCO's investment funds at the following link:

Product Type Other
Defined Risks Covered n.a.
Eligible Form of Investments n.a.
Eligible Currency of Underlying Investment Covered by this Product Both local and foreign currency
Eligible Countries & Regions All
More on Eligible Countries
Eligible Applicants All
Eligible Sector No Specific Sector
Maximum Tenor 0 to 5 years
Max. Absolute Amount (USD) 0 to 50 MM
More on Maximum Absolute Amount
Max. % of Project Costs Covered Max./under 25%
Max. % of Export Content Covered Max./under 50%
Fees Market-based

Other Conditions Sovereign Counterguarantee: No
Anti-Corruption and Governance Standards: No
Environmental standards: No
Social standards (incl. Human Rights Standards; Labor Rights Standards): No
Source(s) n.a.
For more information, contact
Email: proparco@proparco.fr
Phone: + 33 1 53 44 31 08
Attachments n.a.
Additional Links www.proparco.fr/Jahia/site/proparco/l ... ee-participer-au-capital-des-societes
www.proparco.fr/Jahia/site/proparco/l ... ee-soutenir-le-capital-investissement
Deals IFC & Proparco, Africa, the Middle East, and Indian subcontinent, 2007

Provider Name PROPARCO (de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique) - France
Institution Type PUBLIC: Bilateral Development Agency
Ownership Owned by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), French financial organizations, International financial organizations, French companies, and Funds and ethical foundations.
Head Office 151, rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris
Provider Home Country France
Rating n.a.
Main Risk Mitigation Products Equity Investment
Project Support Facilities
Attachments n.a.
Additional Links www.afd.fr/jahia/Jahia/site/proparco/lang/en/Accueil_PROPARCO/Projets_PROPARCO
Entered On: 10/31/2008 at 10:08 AM
Updated On: 05/02/2013 at 01:30 PM