Our solutions

Our first fund, Anima Alternative 1 forms the starting point for a platform of Italian alternative funds.

Operational since mid-2020, Anima Alternative launched its first fund at the beginning of 2021, Anima Alternative 1, attracting funds that have exceeded the target of 150 million euros.

It is a closed-end direct lending fund governed by Italian law, reserved for professional investors investing primarily in debt instruments (senior debt, unitranche/2nd lien and mezzanine debt) and to the extent of 20% circa in minority shareholdings.

Just a few months since its launch, the fund has completed 5 investments totaling more than 30% of its total size.

A flexible approach

Anima Alternative 1 targets Italian companies, both SMEs (up to 250 employees) and mid-caps (up to 3,000 employees) with a turnover not exceeding €500 million.

With a wide range of available financial instruments, Anima Alternative 1 will be able to offer tailored and flexible solutions for the long-term financing or capital strengthening of target companies, investing between €7 and €20 million in about 15 selected companies.

Anima Alternative 1 marks the point of departure for the construction of an Italian alternative funds platform, which will include private debt funds as well as other asset classes.

 

Investment areas

Direct lending will be the first area covered by Anima Alternative in a broad alternative investments spectrum