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    € 24,000,000
    France : € 24,000,000
    Services : € 24,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    28/12/2018 : € 12,000,000
    28/12/2018 : € 12,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    8 March 2018
    Signed | 28/12/2018
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 24 million
    EUR 60 million

    The project consists of a quasi-equity contribution to a regional development fund targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps based in the French region of Occitanie. The fund is managed by IRDI SORIDEC Gestion, a Toulouse-based independent firm supported by a number public and private entities, that has been deploying growth capital since 1981. The French Regions SME Programme (2016-0369) under which this operation is made aims at co-financing instruments that provide financial support to SMEs and mid-caps in several French regions. The programme leverages regional European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and contributions from national/regional authorities.

    This operation responds the priorities of the EIB as regards to access to finance for SMEs and mid-caps, in particular in relation to working capital, capital expenditure (CAPEX) investments, and risk financing to ensure technological leadership in innovative and sustainable sectors. To better support enterprises and entrepreneurial projects on their territories and address severe market gaps impacting SMEs and mid-caps, several French regions have been supporting regional funding initiatives.

    Environmental aspects

    Final beneficiaries will be requested to comply with applicable national and EU legislation, as appropriate.

    Final beneficiaries will be requested to comply with applicable national and EU legislation, as appropriate.


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