Oikocredit and Triodos IM provide € 10 million Tier II capital to Bridge Bank Group Côte d’Ivoire

The Ivorian bank, an affiliate of Bridge Group West Africa, finances local small and medium enterprises and supports job creation in the region.

Oikocredit announced today a € 10 million co-investment to Bridge Group Côte d’Ivoire (BBG CI). This subordinated facility is provided in partnership with Triodos Investment Management through its Triodos Microfinance Fund.


The investment qualifies as Tier II capital and will allow BBG CI to increase its lending capacity to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.


The Ivorian bank is an affiliate of Bridge Group West Africa and is committed to providing clients with greater access to financial services and improving financial inclusion for the SMEs it serves. The Tier II investment will also support BBG CI to expand its geographical reach and invest in digitalisation.