#Innovation — 04.07.2016

BNP Paribas Wealth Management, a One-Stop-Shop for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is partnering with the Viva Technology event, which took place in Paris. This is an opportunity for the Bank to co-construct the financial services of tomorrow. Discover how

As a global bank, BNP Paribas Wealth Management is here to support entrepreneurs and start-ups during their company’s entire life cycle: from start to growth to sale, each step of the way we are by the side of those creating value.

The First Step: Advice In Launching

From the beginning, Wealth Management provides advice on how to structure their business.  Our advice even includes personal matters such as marriage contracts protecting the families of business owners.

Wealth Management helps them raise funds through partnerships such as BPI or Initiative & Finance.  Wealth Management even connects start-ups with our wealthy clients who want to invest via our programme Meet the Start-Ups.

The Second Step: Help in Developping

BNP Paribas Wealth Management supports start-ups during their growth by financing them and also by helping them to find new contracts to grow their business.

As a bank, BNP Paribas Wealth Management needs to develop new services for our clients—and to do so we indeed use start-ups.  Moreover, in our experience some corporate clients do the same. Innov & Connect is an initiative launched in France last year where we connected 23 big companies with different start-ups for specific new contracts.

Fostering networking and training is one key differentiator we can promote—and we have specific partnerships for women entrepreneurs, another example of how we go the extra mile to help those who help the economy.

Growth also sometimes equates to capital needs—to IPOs, for example.  BNP Paribas Wealth Management can support start-ups with Portzamparc, for small caps, in addition to our M&A activities.

The Last Step: Preparing the Sale

At the end of the road, there is the sale of the company and the wise investment of the proceeds from the sale.  Our advisors tailor investment solutions to the objectives and goals of those selling their companies.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management is indeed a one-stop-shop for start-ups and entrepreneurs.