Florence, 28th Feb 2017 – Tools and resources for Tuscany based Companies, presentation of investment funds as growth opportunities for Tuscan companies. But also a business matching between Italian investment funds and Tuscan SMEs. These are the themes at the centre of debate, today at the Congress Palace in Florence, in Tuscany, of the first edition of Tuscany Investor Day, an event organized by the regional office “Invest In Tuscany ” in collaboration with AIFI, the Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

The inaugural event of Tuscany Investor Day was held this morning: a workshop entitled “Investment funds as growth opportunities for Tuscan companies”. To open the meeting the Executive Manager of Invest In Tuscany office, Mr Filippo Giabbani. Tools to support the growth of the companies have been illustrated by Mr Marco Canale, CEO of Mp Venture Sgr, Giovanni Scrofani, CEO of Zenit Sgr and Fabrizio Bencini, expert of minibond for KON, Business and Financial Advisor, with headquarters in Florence.

In the afternoon one-to-one meetings between investment funds and Tuscan companies took place: 16 Italian investment Funds and 13 Tuscan SMEs have generated almost 200 meetings. The event gave the opportunity to the top management of the Tuscan SMEs to meet with institutional investors to deepen the strategies of business growth and to evaluate possible synergies.

Yesterday afternoon, February 27th, the opening day of Tuscany Tech, Invest in Tuscany had proposed another event, the “Partnering Day”: a Business Matching between suppliers of technology and know-how and Multinationals with a base in Tuscany. Through the partnering day, the multinational Company Paper Converting Machine, with the support of Invest in Tuscany, explored the opportunities for collaborating and making business through meetings with selected Tuscan SMEs and the representatives of local R&D system.