Banks are structurally reducing their exposure to corporate customers. This trend opens up large market spaces for direct lending operators, catering in particular to the medium / long-term financing needs of Italian SMEs. With its funds, Anima Alternative supports companies with long-term financing, sustaining them in their growth path in domestic and international markets.
Our investments target Italian companies, mainly small and medium-sized (fewer than 500 employees) or mid-caps (fewer than 3,000 employees).
One of the distinctive features of Anima Alternative's funds is its ability to invest with the utmost flexibility through debt instruments (loans or bonds) and minority shareholdings.
Our investment targets are selected after careful analysis, combined with a strategic evaluation of their industrial project. Analyzing target companies' ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) policies is an integral part of the investment process.
As part of the ANIMA Group, Anima Alternative has been a member of UNPRI since its creation.
To consult further documentation, please refer to the section Sustainability-related disclosures