Equity solutions

We take equity participation in your foreign direct investments, providing additional financial resources to safely grow and expand into foreign markets.

SIMEST takes direct participation in up to 49% of the equity of foreign Italian subsidiary for a maximum duration of 8 years. If the company is established in a non-EU country, we can also offer interest rate subsidy.

SIMEST’s participation can be considered for establishing the company, for capital injection and/or M&A transactions

Who is it for

For all Italian companies establishing subsidiaries abroad, also in JV


  • Additional source of financing
  • Enhancement of the shareholding structure with an institutional partner supporting growth on international markets
  • Equity participation exit conditions and timing agreed upon in advance
  • Limit interest costs (for FDI outside the EU)
  • Possibility to insure the investment against political risk with PRI policy