Proparco sa private company information – bloomberg 5 gases in the atmosphere

PROPARCO SA operates as an investment arm of Agence Francaise de Developpement specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. Within direct investments the firm makes equity and loan investments in expansions and leveraged buyouts. It also specializes in investments in mid venture, late venture, middle markets, emerging growth, later stage companies, and buyouts of small and medium enterprises and investment firms. The firm also provides mezzanine loans. In France’s overseas territories, the firm also invests in start-ups. Within fund of funds it invests in private equity and venture capital funds which are focused on investments in small and medium enterprises and expansion investment…

PROPARCO SA operates as an investment arm of Agence Francaise de Developpement specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. Within direct investments the firm makes equity and loan investments in expansions and leveraged buyouts. It also specializes in investments in mid venture, late venture, middle markets, emerging growth, later stage companies, and buyouts of small and medium enterprises and investment firms. The firm also provides mezzanine loans. In France’s overseas territories, the firm also invests in start-ups. Within fund of funds it invests in private equity and venture capital funds which are focused on investments in small and medium enterprises and expansion investments. The fund also invests in national and regional investment funds which specialize in equity and quasi-equity financing and venture capital and other investment funds that favor capital transfer and capital development, which may be based on a single country or a larger region, and may or may not be multi-sectoral. It targets rehabilitation projects, greenfield projects and also invests in the renewable energy sector; infrastructure sector with a focus on energy, telecommunications and modern transport; microfinance institutions; energy sector; mining sector; and banking and financial sectors. The firm also invests in plantations and primary agribusinesses with a focus on sea industry, livestock raising, initial processing; cogeneration, livestock farming and seaproduct packaging; modernization and expansion of heavy industries; transportation; education; and health sectors. The firm’s activities in China, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Brazil are focused on combating climate change with a focus on renewable energies (production or equipment manufacturing) and energy efficiency in businesses. In China, the firm’s investments are focused on combating climate change, preserving biodiversity, and combating major pandemics. With a focus on combating climate change, the firm invests in; heat recovery at process-end, improving the efficiency of existing boilers, introducing new techniques with reduced consumption per production unit, improving existing lines; electricity with a focus on generation, cogeneration, improving efficiency, converting from coal to biomass, reducing losses in transportation and distribution networks; renewable energy with a focus on wind, hydropower, biomass, photovoltaic, and incinerating solid waste; the energy sector (excluding electricity) with a focus on coal bed methane, reducing flaring, reducing losses on transportation and distribution networks (gas and liquid fuels), reducing fugitive coke-oven and refinery emissions, and optimizing blast furnace and refinery operating; the residential sector with a focus on urban heating network, reducing consumption (ESCO), gas supply network, manufacturing high-insulation construction materials, HQE buildings; transportation with a focus on bioethanol and biodiesel generation, technical control networks, converting from road to rail and river transport, electrifying existing rail tracks, and developing public transport; and agriculture focused on biogas generation (manure, wastewater), reducing paddy field emissions, and converting farmland into forests. With an objective of preserving biodiversity, the firm invests in forests with a focus on certified and sustainable wood exploitation; reducing SO2 emissions in the 12 acid rain-affected provinces (Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian); aquatic environments including sustainable fish and shellfish farming, urban and industrial wastewater treatment plants, and biological agriculture; and medicinal plants. The firm also seeks to combat major pandemics, for which it invests, in poultry farms, developing poultry facilities which comply with sanitary best practices, and production of tests and vaccines; sanitary services including hospital waste collection and treatment units, and development of private hospitals in provinces with under 2 beds per 1000 inhabitants. In Southern Africa, the firm seeks to invest in infrastructure developments (including social infrastructures); infrastructure and industrial projects; banking and financial sectors; and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Apart from this, while investing in Africa, the firm seeks to invest in financing companies and services, financial intermediaries, and private infrastructure. The firm seeks to invest in; Mediterranean and Middle East, with a focus on Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, Turkey and Yemen; Asia with a focus on India, Pakistan, Vietnam, China, and Thailand; Caribbean and Pacific (ACP); Latin America and Brazil; and Africa, with a focus on Maghreb, Tunisia, Cambodia, and Laos and Southern Africa, with a focus on South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar. The firm seeks to invest between €500,000 ($708,660) to €20 million ($28.34 million) per transaction in private equity and €2 million ($2.83 million) to €100 million ($141.73 million) per transaction in senior loans, junior loans, mezzanine debt, and subordinated loans. Its equity investments in microfinance institutions range are a minimum of €1 million ($1.49 million) upto 20 percent of the capital of the investee company and its loans are upwards of €3 million ($4.47 million) with maturity between 4 to 12 years. The firm’s China investments are senior, junior, and mezzanine long-term loans up to €60 million ($89.40 million) with fixed or floating rates and maturities of up to 20 years and equity investments up to €10 million ($14.90 million). The firm also provides guarantees including bond guarantee; bank loan guarantee; local currency loan guarantee; and liquidity guarantee of mutual funds, investment funds, and local savings mobilization funds within a range of €2 million ($2.83 million) to €100 million ($141.73 million). The firm also provides development financing in local currencies. The firm structures its investments in the form of equity, quasi-equity, shareholder current accounts, convertible bonds/ notes, participating loans, and subordinated loans. Its loans may be with or without guarantee upto a maturity period of 15 years. It seeks to acquire minority stakes and exits an investment within a period of six years via sale to shareholders or in the financial market and while investing in China, the firm seeks to acquire minority shareholding developing companies with a return target of around 15 percent in five to seven years. The firm’s investments in microfinance institutions range between 5 and 10 years. The firm seeks to co-invest. PROPARCO SA was founded in 1977 and is based in Paris, France with additional offices in Africa, Europe, Asia, America