19 april 2018

Acofi Gestion becomes a partner of the Medef Investment Accelerator (MAI) platform dedicated to financing French SMEs

Acofi Gestion announces that it has joined the Medef Investment Accelerator platform, continuing its commitment to providing solutions for French SMEs and mid-market companies in search of financing.

The Medef Investment Accelerator (MAI) is an association of the entrepreneurial and financial worlds created by the French employers association, Medef, whose members include the main financial institutions (AFG, FBF, FFA, and the Medef’s network of professional associations and regional bodies). The platform, launched in October 2017, connects SMEs and mid-market companies with partner financial institutions that can provide long-term financing tailored to their growth needs, such as equity or bonded loans.

To date, a select list of 22 funds likely to meet company growth needs has been compiled. In total, more than €1 billion has been mobilised throughout France, across all sectors of activity.

Acofi Gestion currently manages 16 funds for more than €2.6 billion in entrusted capital. For the last several years, it has made specialised financing for companies one of its areas of expertise through a number of initiatives, such as Predirec Innovation 2020, a fund dedicated to pre-financing the French Research Tax Credit (CIR), and Predirec Leasing Stratégique, a fund specialised in the leasing of strategic industrial equipment for companies.

Acofi is pleased to contribute to the Medef Investment Accelerator project, aimed primarily at SMEs and mid-market companies. We will enthusiastically dedicate our teams’ analytical and management skills to continue increasing the economic utility of the funds our investors entrust to us,’ said Nicolas Fourt, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Acofi Gestion.

We are delighted at this new partnership with Acofi, a major player in providing financing and support for SMEs. The inclusion of Acofi’s financing products strengthens and broadens the range of tools offered to SMEs through MAI. The expertise of Acofi’s teams will also serve SMEs regionally, to help them grow successfully, moving from VSEs to SMEs, and from SMEs to mid-market companies. It is a very promising partnership for accelerating business growth,’ explained Marie-Noëlle Duval, Managing Director of Medef Investment Accelerator.