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What are the co-investment operations?

Updated on September 16, 2020

The co-investment operations is a fund in partnership with other investors.

The co-investment fund for SMEs, this fund will invest in companies in which other venture capital investors are also investing by acquiring stakes in these companies. These investments are called co-investment.

The fund will invest after or at the same time as the co-investors’ investment. The co-investors must submit the expected goals of the investment and the underlying requirements in the form of a well-prepared plan.

200M is a Portuguese co-investment fund. It was supported by an initial capital investment of €100 million from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). It aims to facilitate the creation and the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises

The co-investor can only apply to the investment in a company if he can match or exceed the amount invested by the fund. 

According to Diário da República, 1.ª série — N.º 193 — 6 de Outubro de 2017 (Article 2, C), the fund and the co-investor can only invest an amount equal or lower than the half of the company capital.

If the investment conditions are subjects to change, the co-investors must submit a new request.

To decide which companies to invest in, the fund has an investment committee, together they evaluate which projects they should support.

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