When companies raise capital outside of the traditional banking channel, thus diversifying their financing sources, they can count on capital that meet their same medium-long term needs and cover their growth plans, besides improving their visibility with clients and providers.
Epic represents a bridge between companies seeking capital to finance their growth plans and investors seeking a new asset class to enhance their portfolios’ yield: this is reached through a digital platform and a streamlined process. Investments can be in form of private debt (minibond), equity, or direct lending (institutional investors only).
Transparency and control
Companies have control on who can access their classified documents and can choose investors with whom the transactions can be closed.
The platform enables dialogue and negotiation between companies and investors, the information flow is simplified by using the same template.
A reliable and secure partner
Epic is an investment company supervised by Consob and Bank of Italy, registered as Nomad with Borsa Italiana (LSE Group).
There are less intermediaries compared to a typical securities placement process, the negotiation with several investors can lead to a better pricing for the company.
New financing channel
A financing sources which is complementary to banks, a direct connection between companies and investors.
Epic is a regulated private investment community. Institutional and private investors must meet MiFID requirements for qualified investors.
Raise capital up to EUR 5M
A bond is not always the most appropriate solution to the medium-long term financial needs of a company. This is particularly true when the company's project requires an investment amount between 1 and 5 million Euros.
For such cases Epic opens the direct lending channel. This means loans supplied by funds or specialized banks. It is a bilateral form of credit, faster and with a simpler process (compared to issuing a bond), which gives companies a tangible support to their growth.
With direct lending transactions speed is of the utmost importance: thanks to technology, Epic can perform a thorough credit risk analysis based on annual reports and data from the Central Credit Register. The credit risk analysis results are presented in a template document that helps and quickens the decision process with the lender. The document contents include a credit risk scoring, the company's history, the availability of a public guarantee and a forecast of data development based on different scenarios.