The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a global economic dislocation that will open-up a host of new opportunities on the SME market. Company owners may be forced to sell or liquidate their businesses since banks are unlikely to continue supplying credit (despite various Covid-loan programs), and funding for any new opportunities is going to be exceedingly difficult to obtain. Yet SME business owners remain positive about 2021, wanting to get back in the black and reduce debt levels, whilst appreciating that their approach requires “getting back to marketing basics” and/or a “bigger and better online presence”. The Covid-19 impact on the SME sector is thus substantial – as is the investment opportunity.
Symfonie SME Fund LP
- 100 000 EUR
- 110 000 USD
- 90 000 GBP
- 2 500 000 CZK
The Symfonie SME Fund is a UK-based boutique income and growth fund with a team of experienced startup and SME business owners and consultants working alongside the fund management principals. The team has a deep knowledge of and contacts in the geographical focus of CEE and Europe, along with an excellent pipeline for sourcing interesting deals and significant experience in the management of direct or fund investments for and from qualified investors and family offices. The fund will target high growth SMEs and initially invest using debt instruments. Based on the development and individual situation of each portfolio company, equity investments will also be provided when warranted.
Chief Investment Officer and fund management principal, Michael Sonenshine, has successfully launched and managed a 100 mil. EUR mixed debt/equity fund and operates the P2P portal SymCredit and other SymVest funds. Fund principal Jo Weaver has been active as an owner of several successful SMEs, and consultant to SMEs and corporates right across Europe since the 90s. Fund managers Vera Netusilova, Paul Kucera, Henry Kolowrat and David Mackinnon have decades of consulting and COO / CMO experience between them across multiple vertical segments. Investees will benefit not only from investments, but also professional marketing, PR, financial, business management and development consulting support.