July 9, 2019
At the Council of Ministers meeting, the Portuguese Government approved important changes to the decree-law establishing the 200M Fund.
Highlights the rule that allows national entities and individuals, with experience in investments in companies, to access the Fund, for the purpose of co-investment, under the same conditions as foreign entities and individuals.
“with the aim of simplifying and strengthening capital and quasi-equity investment operations in Small and Medium Enterprises”
The 200M Fund has already invested in three technology-based companies in the health and digital economy (Biosurfit, 360Print, LiMM), with Portuguese, French, German and Portuguese co-investors. Sweden, representing a total investment of € 33 million, with a contribution of € 200 million from the Fund 200M, which allows a significant ratio of almost 1 to 2 between public and private capital.
With this amendment, there are conditions that allow optimizing the financial support necessary in the different maturity stages of the companies. The measure will expand the universe of potential co-investors with the 200M Fund and mobilize more players for the investment market in Portuguese startups.
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