To finance their growth and value creation, agricultural cooperatives have several financial instruments in equity, quasi - equity or debt. Many of these instruments are particularly innovative and have been designed specifically for cooperatives. Only recently In France, some cooperatives are expanding their types of financing with private or public equity capital. Governance and economic projects of agricultural cooperatives are often misunderstood by financial investors. Risks of possible conflict of interest play a role among reasons for misunderstandings. These risks are identified and answers are proposed.
DECLERCK, F. (2014). Instruments financiers et conflits d'intérêts : application aux coopératives agricoles françaises. In: Québec 2014 Sommet International des Coopératives. 1st ed. Lévis : Sommet international des coopératives, pp. 415-430.