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. Through its first fund, 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 250 employees and turnover below €50 million or total assets below €43 million) or mid-caps (fewer than 3,000 employees and €500 million of turnover).
One of the distinctive features of Anima Alternative 1 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.