About us

SIMEST is the company of the Cassa depositi e prestiti Group that since 1991 has supported the international development of Italian businesses.
SIMEST is controlled by SACE, with shareholdings also held by leading Italian banks and industry associations.

SIMEST supports companies in their growth over the entire internationalization lifecycle, from the initial assessment of new markets to the expansion through direct investments.

SIMEST provides Soft Loans for internationalization, Export Credit Support and Equity Investments.

SIMEST is a member of EDFI – the association of European Development Financial Institutions and cooperates with the world leading financing institutions.