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finance.brussels

finance.brussels (Brussels Regional Investment Company - BRIC) provides financial support to help private business set up, restructure and expand in the Brussels-Capital Region.
finance.brussels (Brussels Regional Investment Company - BRIC) provides financial support to help private business set up, restructure and expand in the Brussels-Capital Region.

The importance of added value

finance.brussels works to attract investments in the mixed economy in the Brussels-Capital Region, providing two types of assistance to businesses:

  • Contributing its own funds to SMEs to facilitate access to credit to help with formation or development expenses. Depending on the project, these contributions may take the form of capital injections (minority stakes) or loans
  • Providing technical support and financial advice (financial engineering) to businesses that benefit from its investments
finance.brussels and its subsidiaries currently support more than 350 Brussels businesses, securing several thousand jobs.

finance.brussels prioritises businesses with a registered office in the Brussels-Capital Region. Businesses must also bring major added value to the Brussels economy, in terms of innovation or exports for example. Sector and profile are of secondary importance. finance.brussels is especially interested in the following criteria:

  • "New" innovation-driven or high-tech businesses
  • Rapidly expanding businesses
  • Medium-sized businesses looking to diversify
  • Foreign businesses with plans in the Brussels-Capital Region

finance.brussels has a number of subsidies to conduct its activities:

  • BruStart funds fledgling SMEs (younger than five years old) in the form of minority shareholdings and/or loans
  • BruSoc funds and supports the self-employed, small businesses and social economy projects
  • B2E - Bruxelles PME gives loans (with a minimum duration of three years) as cofinancing alongside the loans given by credit institutions

Contact:

finance.brussels
Rue de Stassart 32, 1050 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 548 22 11
Email: info@srib.be
Online: www.finance.brussels (FR/NL)

Legal basis:

The Act of 2 April 1962 forming a National Investment Company and Regional Investment Companies came into force through the Royal Decree of 21 October 1980 (published in Moniteur belge on 18 December 1980).
Since 2014, the Brussels Regional Investment Company has changed its name to finance.brussels.