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Lendix widens its shareholder base to accelerate growth

Two weeks after announcing Alain Ducasse Entreprise as the first borrower to use its SME lending marketplace, Lendix has brought in major new shareholders.

Decaux Frères Investissements, Banque Wormser Frères, Sycomore and 2twointernational family offices have joined the founding shareholders, providing EUR3.2 million of equity capital and committing EUR25 million to lend to SMEs on the Lendix marketplace.

Olivier Goy, president and founder of Lendix, says: “We are very excited to have such a diverse and solid shareholder base. It demonstrates the interest SME loans have for every type of investor.”

Gérard Degonse (Chairman of JCDecaux’s Supervisory Board and Administrator of Decaux Frères Investissements) and Pascal Oddo join Lendix’s Supervisory Board.

They join Philippe Citerne (director of Accor and Edenred), Christian Gueugnier (Weber Investissements), Philippe Collombel (Partech Ventures) and Xavier Anthonioz (123Venture). 

“We have brought together a fantastic group of entrepreneurs who share our values and our approach to growing Lendix,” Goy says.

A strong statement by shareholders, committing EUR25 million to lend to SMEs on the Lendix marketplace.

The leadership and the shareholders of Lendix immediately commit EUR25 million to lend to SMEs, under the same conditions as all Lendix customers.

“It’s crucial for the private and institutional investors joining our marketplace to know that our shareholders are also our clients,” says Goy.

“The lending revolution affects all investors: individuals, corporates looking to deploy their cash, family offices, asset managers, insurers,” says Patrick de Nonneville, COO of Lendix. “From the start, we’ve built Lendix to involve all investor types.”

In 2015, Lendix aims to provide loans to 200 high quality SMEs, and expand to bring several hundred millions of funding to this growing market over the next couple of years.

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