CDP supporting Made in Italy: established FSI SGR’s new fund

Introducing the FSI Mid-market growth equity fund, a tool for growth for the leading “Made in Italy” companies

Rome July 6, 2017

From the start, the Fund will support the leading Made in Italy businesses in their path towards growth with the rationale of the patient investor. In fact, FSI SGR has launched the FSI Mid-market growth equity fund dedicated to the companies that aim to develop, transform and strengthen their presence in international markets. The fund will have an initial budget of more than one billion euros, with a target of two billion that may increase thanks to the co-investments from investors.

The main characteristic of the new instrument is its mission to attract international capital: in fact, the subscribers, alongside CDP in the role of anchor investor, include some of the main sovereign funds from the Middle East, Far East and Central Asia, European insurance companies and banks, foundations and asset managers. Foreign investors represent 60% of the total. The goal of the FSI Mid-market growth equity fund is to invest in partnerships for growth with entrepreneurs, families and managers in the companies that have the ability to spread “Made in Italy” beyond the borders of the country. The actions of the fund will make the succession process of the businesses easier and will encourage their listing on the stock exchange. With this initiative, CDP confirms its support for the growth of the companies and renews its commitment to encouraging competitiveness in the industrial environment of Italy.