Central & South America
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) Contact: Eduardo Mello
Since its establishment, on June 20th, 1952, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has financed large-scale industrial and infrastructure operations, besides playing a significant role in the support of investments in agriculture, trade and the service industry. The Bank also supports small and medium-sized private businesses, as well as social investments in education and health, family farming (agriculture), public transport, and basic sanitation.
The BNDES Credit Lines comprise long-term financing, at competitive interest rates, for the development of investment projects, the commercialization of machinery and equipment, and the growth of Brazilian exports. We have a variety of programs directed towards companies and research institutions within Brazil that provide funding in the form of grants, loans, and equity investments. This includes seed stage financing, research project related grants, and lending at other stages within a company’s development. Some BNDES funding is directed towards business and research innovation within the clean technology market space including renewable energy, environment (control cars and plants emissions), new metal materials and advanced ceramics; and chemistry.