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Financial Support

The BNDES is the main financial support instrument in Brazil for investments in all economic sectors. The Bank allocates special resources, preferably in the form of long-term funding and shareholdings, in addition to supporting undertakings that contribute to economical and social development.

Find out more about the BNDES’ financial support mechanisms.


For more information on investments of foreign companies in Brazil, visit the web site of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - Apex Brazil.

Who is entitled to request financial support?

The dynamic nature of the modern economic system encourages the BNDES to invest not only in large-scale projects, but also in undertakings by micro, small and medium-sized companies, individuals and public administration agencies.  As such, the Bank has made access to credit more universal, and thus contributes to fostering the advance of the economy and, consequently, to generating jobs and income.

Please check the requisites to become a BNDES client.

Requests can be made directly with the BNDES or with an agent institution. However, owing to the fact that the BNDES does not have agencies, the majority of operations are carried out indirectly through a partnership with a network of accredited financial institutions located nationwide. These agents may be commercial, public or private banks, development agencies or cooperatives. In indirect operations, the Bank reallocates financial resources to accredited agents, which are responsible for credit analysis and approval.

It is also possible to request mixed support, which combines the two models above.

BNDES’ Operation Areas

The BNDES’ support aims at implementing, modernizing or expanding undertakings of companies from almost all economic sectors.

Investments eligible for support include: Innovation, the Environment, Culture, Infrastructure, Industry, Export of Brazilian machinery, equipment and services, among others.

Only the economic sectors identified below cannot receive support from the BNDES:

  • banking/financial activities;
  • weapon trade;
  • motels, saunas and establishments for adult entertainment; and
  • gambling and the like.
     


Recent News  Recent News
08/12/2021
BNDES triples profit and attracts resources from the private sector for national development
The Bank attracts billionaire investments in concessions, such as sanitation in Rio, and financing for partnership projects. Gain from disposals of Vale's participating debentures and equity interests positively influenced the result. The BNDES transferred BRL 75.9 billion to the Treasury by July, including advance payments and ordinary payments, dividends and taxes. Profit in the quarter reaches BRL 5.3 billion, accumulating BRL 15.1 billion in the half year.
05/13/2021
BNDES profit continues to rise and disbursements grow to meet needs during the crisis
R$ 9.8 billion in positive result is over 70% higher than in the first quarter of 2020. Recurring profit, which does not consider extraordinary effects, such as asset sales, is R$ 2.4 billion. More than half of the credit negotiated by BNDES went to green economy and social development. Project Factory advances with sanitation in Rio and other projects