PRISME

PRISME, Proparco's new SME Financing Programme

PRISME – Promoting Inclusive SME Financing - brings together a wide range of Proparco’s services under a single programme to provide financing and support to high-potential entrepreneurs and SMEs in emerging countries, particularly in Africa.
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PRISME
Proparco’s new financing programme, PRISME, offers a range of financing tools, know-how and business development support tailored to meet the needs of enterprises at different stages of their development.

Across our more than 110 partner countries, we seek to provide equity and quasi-equity investment, early-stage financing, financial intermediation, guarantees and risk-sharing solutions across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia. 

PRISME

 

Equity investment

Equity investments

FOR ESTABLISHED ENTERPRISES LOOKING TO GROW THEIR BUSINESS

  • Proparco invests in growth companies (in equity or quasi-equity) to provide capital, essential to their growth. We can also combine financing with business development support (advice, training, networking) to help firms achieve international standards of corporate governance or financial management, improving their performance and creditworthiness.
  • Through investing in local, regional and global investment funds, Proparco also supports promising entrepreneurs and businesses in developing and emerging countries. Through our fund partners, enterprises can access capital (early-stage, growth capital, etc), as well as benefit from local expertise and business advice to grow, develop an effective management framework and create sustainable jobs.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR INVESTMENT FUND PARTNERS

We seek to invest in regional and global investment funds, which in turn provide financing solutions and support to high-potential entrepreneurs and businesses in developing and emerging countries: 

Early-stage financing for start-ups

Andela

FOR INNOVATIVE HIGH-POTENTIAL START-UPS

Proparco has a dedicated team focused on supporting high-potential, start-up companies looking to scale up marketable innovative solutions in Africa, and in other emerging countries. Early stage financing is available indirectly through our partner investment funds or directly from Proparco, with typical investment amounts ranging from 600 k to 3 M EUR.

Access credit through financial institutions

Access to finance

FOR SMALL AND MICRO-ENTREPRISES

Proparco provides guarantees and credit lines to a wide range of financing partners, including commercial banks, microfinance institutions and leasing companies, to extend access to loans and financial services to small businesses in local markets. 

  • Our credit lines can enable our financial partners to promote inclusive growth by reaching smaller enterprises for the first time or to target women entrepreneurs, agricultural cooperatives or small-scale farmers.
  • Risk-sharing with financial institutions also encourages increased lending to enterprises and microfinance institutions, particularly via AFD’s guarantee tool ARIZ.
  • Proparco also offers business development and capacity-building support to assist financial partners to continue to serve their SME clientele in a sustainable way.

FISEA: Support to African businesses

FISEA

FUND FOR AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESSES

FISEA, the Investment and Support Fund for Businesses in Africa, provides equity to support the growth of enterprises and financial institutions that have a sustainable impact on job creation and development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Fund is held by AFD and advised by Proparco. 

ARE SCALE UP : Renewable energy in Africa

ARE SCALE UP

SUPPORTING AFRICAN ENTERPRISES IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

The AFD Group, with the support of the European Union, has set up the African Renewable Energy Scale-Up Facility to support innovative projects in renewable energy and boost electrification on the African continent. 

Through the facility, Proparco provides financing and business development services to high-potential, growth start-ups and enterprises. Preference is given to those active in the off-grid, mini-grid and decentralised energy sectors in Africa.

GET IN TOUCH WITH PROPARCO

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Please feel free to contact our experienced teams based in our regional offices, to discuss a tailored financing solution for your development needs. We would suggest contacting the office closest to the location of the proposed project. 

€200m
SME credit lines via financial institutions each year
40
Investment and impact funds supported by Proparco
+ 600
African enterprises supported through FISEA
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