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New initiative launched: Helenos

Thanks to the support of EIF-EaSI, Inpulse Investment Manager is glad to announce the launch of a unique initiative for the inclusive finance sector in Europe : Helenos.

Helenos is the first European private equity fund whose mission is to strengthen the capital of small and medium financial intermediaries targeting microentrepreneurs, MSMEs and social enterprises. This initiative is based on the evidence that inclusive finance does give an opportunity to launch and develop micro and social enterprises by people excluded from financial services, thereby giving an opportunity for those people to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Inpulse Investment Manager, an affiliate of Crédit Coopératif – a French leading cooperative bank, relies on 10+ years of experience of financing microfinance in Europe, through its existing fund CoopEst. Helenos first launch is now at 10M EUR; our target is to reach 25M EUR.

This innovative opportunity combines an outstanding social impact with an attractive financial return and an acceptable risk profile – particularly due to the EIF-EaSI first loss tranche.

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