Garanzia Italia: a loan of € 35 million to Rinascente

Intesa Sanpaolo and Rinascente announced that they have signed an agreement for a €35 million loan under the Sace Italy Guarantee Scheme envisaged by the Liquidity Decree.

The new resources, for which Sace has quickly issued a 70% guarantee that is counter-guaranteed by the State, will be used to pay suppliers and for working capital, supporting Rinascente during the restart following the lengthy compulsory shut-down of retail stores caused by the spread of the Coronavirus. 

We have launched a series of initiatives totalling 50 billion euro and are working with even greater commitment alongside institutions and guarantee entities to support the recovery. With this loan to Rinascente, we are proud to support a symbol of Milan and Italy, a showcase for many outstanding Italian products that have, and will continue to shape the history of high-quality retailing in the country.

Richard Zatta, Head of Global Corporate of Intesa Sanpaolo's Corporate and Investment Banking Division

We are proud of this transaction that puts us alongside a company like Rinascente, a showcase and symbol of our country and our high-end supply chains around the world. It is a transaction carried out in synergy with a banking partner such as Intesa Sanpaolo, which reaffirms our commitment to supporting the Italian economy, particularly in this challenging situation and with the prospect of the new start that we are all hoping for.

Simonetta Acri, Sace's Chief Mid Market Officer

"We would like to thank Sace and Intesa Sanpaolo for their support during this time and the speed in providing answers and explanations. The work done with Intesa Sanpaolo has been very intense and fruitful. This first loan was key to being able to pay all our small and medium-sized Italian suppliers and has therefore made it possible to support the fashion production chain which has been hit particularly hard during this period. Supporting production in Italy makes it possible to generate wealth on all fronts, from the economy to culture, research and social well-being.

Mariella Elia, Chief Financial Officer of Rinascente