“BRG Southwest Investment”, a common investment fund for the region

BRG Southwest Investment is a common investment fund created by the grouping of the Aquitaine Central Atlantic People’s Bank and the Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Savings Bank. This investment fund is set up to support and support businesses as part of the recovery and support plan. It is thus aimed at SMEs and ETI.

The New Aquitaine region is a region very committed to its inhabitants and the companies that make it up. Thus, the health crisis of Covid-19 has thus accelerated the aid and resources put in place by the region.

BRG Southwest Investment, a local support for businesses

BRG Southwest Investment is a joint venture with the banks Caisse d’Epargne Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes and Banque Populaire Aquitaine Central Atlantic. Indeed, these banks are major players in the New Aquitaine region. The Aquitaine Central Atlantic People’s Bank is the first SME bank in more than 100 years. As a result, it supports more than 660,000 customers in the region. As a regional cooperative bank, it is owned by 146,000 members. The Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Savings Bank is also a regional cooperative bank and covers all the territories of Aquitaine and Poitou-Charentes. It supports 1.4 million customerson a daily basis, being both individuals, companies and professionals. Anchored in a CSR approach, the Savings Bank focuses on strong themes. This relates to the customer relationship, human resources, environment, governance and economic life of the region.

BRG South West investment fund region

The aim of the“BRG Southwest Investment”operation is to support businesses in the region with a suitable local service. Thus, this investment fund is aimed at SMEs and ETIs in the southwest. This private equity structure can invest 16 million euros to finance growth or capitalize a holding company. Thus, this operation is part of the policy of recovery and support. It thus complements the participatory lending operations. The New Aquitaine region accounts for only 4% of the private equity market. Thus,“BRG Southwest Investment”thus allows to meet a need too little exploited within the region. The investment will apply to companies with a “reasonable to strong” development perspective.

Mobilisation of the region, the south-west at the service of businesses

The New Aquitaine region is the largest region in France. Indeed, it has a large number of companies within it, making it one of the most attractive regions. The health crisis in Covid-19 has put a large number of businesses in the country at risk. To remedy this and support businesses in the region, the New Aquitaine region is mobilizing. The arrangements put in place by the region therefore make it possible to supplement the state’s arrangements.

Among these arrangements, the regional emergency support fund has been extended. In fact, it is particularly relevant to sectors that are highly impacted and/or closed because of state decisions. Thus, this scheme complements the national solidarity fund for companies and associations that have a strong impact. Eligible sectors are tourism, events, cultural industry, horticulture, amateur sport etc. Thus, all companies and associations employing 3 to 49 employees, faced with a considerable administrative closure or a drop in activity creating a fragile cash flow can apply.

The resistance loan for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is set up with the region’s banking partners. Amounting to 300,000 euros, it concerns small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them meet the financial needs of the economy.

In a dynamic of digitalization of businesses is growing. Thus, since the containment of March 2021, support for digitization is available for traders and craftsmen. In particular, this helps to cover their expenses necessary to digitize their business. This financial and support support ends in June 2021.


The Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Savings Fund (CEAPC) and the Aquitaine Central Atlantic People’s Bank (BPACA) create the investment fund “BRG Southwest Investment”, press release of March 17, 2021

Covid-19: what aid for businesses and associations?, Businesses in New Aquitaine, April 19, 2021

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