Financial Products
Cooperatives and NPOs


If you are organized as a cooperative—or thinking about it—and wish to buy out a company, Investissement Québec is your preferred partner!

  • A specialized team of experienced cooperative financing experts
  • A large business network in Québec
  • A comprehensive financial offering
  • Long-term financing


The new Cooperative Buyout Support Program (PARC), administered by Investissement Québec as part of the Economic Development Fund, has a budget of $50 million. The program’s objective is to allow cooperatives to benefit from advantageous conditions for the full or partial buyout of a business to ensure its succession.

These conditions are as follows: :

  • At least $100,000 and up to $2 million in financial assistance
  • Repayment over a maximum period of 15 years
  • A fixed interest rate (re-assessed every five years) equivalent to Québec government bond yields plus 1.25%
  • A sliding scale of interest for the first five years
  • A moratorium on the principal repayment of up to three years for a full buyout


The vast majority of activity sectors are eligible for this program.


Moreover, this measure will complement the investment of cooperative buyers and leverage the financing of larger-scale buyouts, reducing the financial burden on investors.


Investissement Québec is a preferred partner aiming for the long-term success of the projects in which it takes part. We can also work together and share the risk with your financial institution or your financial partners.

Tell us about your projects today!

Contact an Investissement Québec expert
at 1 844 IQINFOS (1 844 474-6367).


March 2018


Contact your expert

André Williot

Client Service Officer

1 844 474-6367