Strategic investments, new guaranteed financing campaign for SMEs

Garanzia Futuro di SACE

SACE, a group controlled by the Ministry of Economy, and Illimity, a bank specialised in credit to SMEs, have signed an agreement aimed at the guaranteed financing of small and medium enterprises in the field of strategic investments thanks to Future Guarantee. It’s a new financial instrument that joins the SACE Green Guarantee, which was already available with illimity since last December, and was aimed to investments intended for reducing the environmental impact of the companies.

SACE's Future Guarantee, aimed at supporting the development and investment of companies in global markets in the field of technological innovation and digitisation processes, is thus provided by illimity with a special focus on projects carried out in Italy in the social, energy, water, and digital sectors. Future Guarantee covers 70 per cent of investments through a fully digitised process: it is possible to obtain medium- to long-term financing of up to 50 million euros, in principle, to be used for future expenditure as well as for investments that have already been made.

The new agreement aims to support Italian companies in their growth and development plans through innovative and customised solutions: in particular, business challenges focussed both on sustainability and innovation.

The final objectives are also defined: optimising processes but also increasing the operating margin and creditworthiness, so that companies can be more competitive both in Italy and abroad.