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Business Platform

We are encouraging access to new financing to support the investments and working capital needs of businesses, through our Italian banking partners

CDP Group has put in place extraordinary measures through this product to support businesses due to the Covid-19 emergency.

From March 2020, CDP made an endowment of 3 billion euros of the Enterprises Platform Fund available with subsidised conditions, with the aim of limiting the adverse economic impact of the current health emergency.


The Business Platform groups together three distinct funds into one organic tool. This is dedicated to enabling access to credit from various business sectors, with the aim of encouraging a greater flow of resources in the medium-long term. CDP’s resources are delivered through the banking channel.

CDP is also making use of funding provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support financing for final beneficiaries.

The remaining budget of 16 billion, already fully disbursed to the final beneficiaries, is equally distributed between the New SME Fund and SME Fund 2009.

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Who’s it for?

The beneficiaries of the Business Platform are:
• SMEs (companies with less than 250 employees)
• MIDs (companies with between 250 and 2999 employees)
• SME or MidCap companies who participate in a Supply Chain or Business Network
• Networks of Companies with legal status


How does it work?

The Plafonds within the Business Platform are:

  1. SME Plafond

The SME Plafond is intended for financing investments, to be implemented or in progress, and to increase the working capital of SMEs
The Plafond amounts to 5,984 million euros.

Companies operating in Italy with less than 250 employees, full-time equivalents, may use the Plafond, regardless of turnover and balance sheet assets, according to the definition of SME specified in the agreement.

Non-autonomous SMEs are also eligible for financing, provided that the number of associated / linked employees is less than 250 units.

The loans granted by the banks through the SME Plafond can benefit from a public or private guarantee. In the event of a public guarantee (for example, Central Guarantee Fund for SMEs, SACE or ISMEA) CDP offers a specific supply line.

There is no limit on the loan amount for SMEs, except for those intended for internationalisation activities, which cannot exceed the amount of 12,5 million euros per unit.

It is also possible to take advantage of the SME Fund in the form of leasing.
The restructuring of previous debts is excluded, except for renegotiation operations (including refinancing operations) as long as the new financing includes additional credit to the amount of the debt being renegotiated, for a minimum of 25% (as required by Article 13 paragraph 1 letter e) of Decree Law. 23/2020, as amended in the conversion phase).

 

         2.  MID Plafond
The MID Plafond is intended for financing investments, to be implemented or in progress, and to increase the working capital of Mid Cap companies, with between 250 and 3000 employees.
The Plafond amounts to 3,500 million euros.

Non-autonomous MID companies are also eligible for financing, provided that the number of associated / linked employees is less than 3000 units and equal to or greater than 250 units.

The loans granted by the banks through the MID Plafond can benefit from a public or private guarantee. In the event of a public guarantee (for example, Central Guarantee Fund for SMEs, SACE or ISMEA) CDP offers a specific supply line.

There is no limit on financing for mid-caps, except for public guarantee-assisted funding, which cannot exceed 25 million euros and those with EIB funding, which cannot exceed 12.5 million euros.

It is also possible to take advantage of the Mid Fund in the form of leasing.
The restructuring of previous debts is excluded, except for renegotiation operations (including refinancing operations) as long as the new financing includes additional credit to the amount of the debt being renegotiated, for a minimum of 25% (as required by Article 13 paragraph 1 letter e) of Decree Law. 23/2020, as amended in the conversion phase).

 

         3. Network and Supply Chain Plafond
The Network and Supply Chain Plafond is intended to finance investments, including those in progress, and to activities aimed at increasing the working capital of SMEs or MID business network companies or companies in the SME or MID supply chain.
The Plafond amounts to 500 million euros.


Loans can be granted through the Plafond:

  • To “Network Companies”, SMEs or MID Companies operating in Italy that participate in a Business Network;
  • To “Companies in the Supply Chain”, SMEs or MID Companies operating in Italy that participate in a “Supply Chain” where supply chain means any form of aggregation between companies – even with the collaboration of third parties, such as research centres or universities – that operate with an explicit objective by virtue of specific contractual obligations, which have an effective collaboration between participating subjects and a clear subdivision of benefits, skills, costs and expenses incurred by each party.
  • To “Networks”, Business Networks with legal status that fit the requirements of a SME or MID Company indicated in the definitions of “SME” and “MID Company” in the agreement.

Funding cannot exceed 12.5 million euros per unit.

It is also possible to take advantage of the Network and Supply Chain Plafond in the form of leasing.
The restructuring of previous debts is excluded, except for renegotiation operations (including refinancing operations) as long as the new financing includes additional credit to the amount of the debt being renegotiated, for a minimum of 25% (as required by Article 13 paragraph 1 letter e) of Decree Law. 23/2020, as amended in the conversion phase).


How to apply

At one of the participating banks (see list in the "Related documents" section)

For further information:
• Write to us using the form

 

Additional Information

The resources made available for "New SME Plafond" and "SME 2009", both with an initial endowment of 8 billion euros, were used entirely in favour of companies for the financing of investment expenses and for capital growth needs.


New SME Plafond:

  • 43,000 SMEs benefited from CDP funding for medium / long-term loans (up to 15 years).
  • The average loan amount was 166 thousand euros.
  • The banks that joined the Fourth ABI-CDP Agreement represented 91% in terms of market share and 77% in number of branches.
  • 82% of funding was concentrated in the industry, trade and construction sectors.

SME 2009:

  • Around 50,000 SMEs received finance from CDP funding for medium-long term loans (up to 10 years)
  • The average loan amount was 148 thousand euros
  • The banks that joined the third ABI-CDP Agreement for the 2009 SME Plafond represented 93% in terms of market share and 74% in number of branches.
  • Over 80% of funding was concentrated in the industry, trade and construction sectors.

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