Our company

Cofarco was founded april 2009 - in the wake of the financial crisis - to help commodity and natural resource companies address the increasing inefficiencies in the financial markets.
Our unique business model is based on a dual capacity to raise finance and bind credit insurance, with an exclusive focus on commodities and natural resources.

Today we boast some 50 clients in 15 different countries and a track record of 200+ successfully-placed deals involving over 75 lenders and risk underwriters.

We aim to become the partner of choice for debt arrangement and credit protection for the commodities and natural resources markets.
  • May
    2009

    Foundation of the firm in Paris and registration as financial investment advisor and trade credit insurance broker

  • September
    2009

    First advisory mandate for the arrangement of a $50m aluminium repo facility

  • September
    2012

    Proof of concept reached with 50+ finance and insurance transactions bound over the first 3 years in activity

  • November
    2014

    Cofarco inks 7-year export loan with Bpifrance to support expansion projects

  • November
    2015

    Opening of the Geneva branch to better serve the growing base of Swiss clients

  • December
    2015

    New organisation in 2 dedicated teams: Commodity Structured Trade Finance and Project & Natural Resources Finance

  • April
    2018

    Opening of the New-York office to expend activity with natural resources companies and financial institutions in North America

  • November
    2018

    Cofarco in the top 5 ranking of credit insurance brokers for commodities traders according to TXF Commodity Market Survey 2018

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    As bank lending is difficult to come by, our job is to unlock access to efficient funding for sound, yet cash-intensive commodity transactions and capital investments. Frédéric Blanchi

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    We are passionate about the commodities and natural resources markets, and have a long track record of deal-making. Our expertise gives us a robust capacity to understand and analyse our clients’ needs in-depth − and translate them into tailor-made structures that financial backers can commit to. Laure Pironneau Morris

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    We feel that financing and credit insurance are too often dealt with separately. So much value can be found by addressing the two subjects jointly. Frédéric Blanchi

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    As an independent firm, we are prepared to spend the time and effort necessary to provide our clients with the solutions they need to support their business development. Laure Pironneau Morris