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    Date: 09 September 2022 - 31 October 2022

A new regional initiative to support SMEs and promote innovation

Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté

The Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté is a new generation Holding Fund we’ve launched in France as a result of the close collaboration with Région Bourgogne Franche-Comté.

Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté is the first decentralised financial instrument implemented by EIF in this region as well as the first EIF intervention under EU Funds shared management for the Programming Period 2021-2027. The mandate is fully funded by the Region through its European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) resources, contributing to address the EU policy objective for "a more competitive and smarter Europe". As such, it aims to mobilise about EUR 300 million of financing towards roughly 2,000 SMEs established or operating in that Region.

Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté aims to deploy two well-known and well-tested EIF standard financial instruments, to be deployed through financial intermediaries:

  • A First Loss Portfolio Guarantee (FLPG) for SMEs’ loans and
  • An equity co-investment instrument to strengthen SME’s equity

Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté complements other regional programs we currently implement in France, such as FOSTER TPE-PME-AGRI with Région Occitanie, la Financière Région Réunion, ALTER’NA with Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, and Prêt Particiatif Grand-Est.

Against this background, the EIF has published two open calls for expression of interest here below and is currently looking to select financial intermediaries that will participate in the implementation of these two financial instrument.

Who is eligible to become a financial intermediary?

The Call for Expression of Interest addresses:

  • For the FLPG, financial institutions that are authorised to carry out lending to final recipients established and/or operating in France, in line with the applicable legislation. For the complete set of eligibility and other criteria, please refer to the call documentation below.
  • For the equity co-investment instrument, private equity / venture capital fund managers with a track-record of investments into SMEs established and/or operating in Région Bourgogne Franche-Comté. 

How to apply to become a financial intermediary under Dispositif Instruments Financiers Bourgogne Franche-Comté?

Following their proof of eligibility, interested applicants may download the Call for Expression of Interest documents as follows:

  • For the FLPG
    • Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté – FLPG – Call for Expression of Interest / Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté – Garantie – Appel à manifestation d’intérêt ouvert PDF | DOC
    • Template for the provision of data / Modèle des données quantitatives requises XLSX
  • For the equity co-investment instrument
    • Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté – Co-Investment – Call for Expression of Interest / Dispositif Instrument Financier Bourgogne Franche-Comté – Haut de Bilan – Appel à manifestation d’intérêt ouvert PDF | DOC

The deadline to submit the duly completed application documents is 31 / 10 / 2022.

Please carefully read in full the details of the eligibility and exclusion criteria before submitting your expression of interest to the EIF.

Questions regarding the Call for Expression of Interest can be submitted here.

Note: Following the recent withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, we are updating the relevant EIF.org pages.


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