SIMEST is the company of the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group that has supported the growth of Italian companies since 1991 through the internationalization of their business. Shareholders are SACE, which holds 76%, and a large group of Italian banks and business associations.
It supports the company throughout the cycle of expansion abroad, from the initial evaluation of opening in a new market, to expansion through direct investments. It operates through financing for internationalization, support for export credit and participation in company capital.
It works with EU funds. SIMEST, together with SACE, is part of the CDP Group's Export and Internationalization Hub, a single point of contact for companies that want to compete and grow internationally.
It is a member of the EDFI - European Development Financial Institutions network, and is a partner of the main world financial institutions.