The percentage of the number of companies surveyed that considered relevant, very or extremely relevant to create a financing instrument aimed at business resizing initiatives (mergers and acquisitions between SMEs) stood at 47%, in a universe of more than 200 responses to the “Survey on Financing Opportunities for SMEs”, which AIP, in partnership with PwC, carried out at the end of 2021, as part of the project “Financing Solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises”. This mechanism consists of a financing line aimed at SMEs that allows access to credit for companies wishing to acquire other company(ies), either to expand their scope in the value chain to increase their market share, to enter in new geographies, to absorb new skills, or with other motivations related to increasing its size. More information: or 21 360 10 55.