The company, which is part of Gruppo Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, aims to acquire equity participations in foreign businesses managed by Italian companies or by enterprises headquartered in the EU and controlled by Italian companies. SACE also deals with the promotion and the financial, technical and organizational assistance to specific investment and/or commercial and industrial cooperation initiatives by Italian companies abroad, with a specific focus on SMEs (including cooperatives and commercial, craft and tourism businesses).
SIMEST supports Italian companies in their growth over the entire internationalization lifecycle, from the initial assessment of new markets to the expansion through direct investments. SIMEST contributes to the process of internationalization through:
1. soft loans to support the international growth of Italian businesses;
2. export credit support to foster national exports of capital goods towards any country in the world;
3. equity investments to become a partner and back Italian companies’ direct investments;
4. EU Trust Funds management.