In order to support SMEs in the face of the consequences of the health crisis, insurers are getting involved to stimulate the recovery by investing massively in the unprecedented scheme promoted by the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery.
This scheme was set up in a few weeks by the French Treasury, the French Insurance Federation and the main French banking groups.
Implemented to support the recovery, this initiative will fuel the investment capacity of SMEs-ETIs by strengthening their balance sheet over the long term. This initiative will contribute to the growth of employment in our country.
18 insurers have joined forces for this first round of fund raising, in favour of SMEs and ETIs, which will be carried out through an ad hoc investment fund called ‘Relance’ Equity Loan Fund managed by several French asset managers selected by the French Insurance Federation. This first round of financing amounts to €11 billion, an unprecedented volume in France and in Europe, which will make it possible to finance up to 90% of the equity loans distributed by banks to dynamic companies. A second round is already planned for June 2021.