According to EIB website, the operation concerns an equity/quasi-equity investment in an investment platform jointly with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (CDP), the Italian promotional bank. This investment platform will be structured as a reserved closed-end alternative investment fund, the Fondo Investimenti per l'Abitare 2 (FIA-2), which will be managed by CDP Investimenti SocietA di Gestione del Risparmio (CDPI Sgr), a company held by CDP. The fund's investment strategy will focus on smart housing, smart working, education and innovation. This encompasses social/affordable housing, residential housing, student residences, education facilities, flexible working spaces for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and upgrading of public spaces and services (e.g. sport facilities, public parks, open spaces, commercial areas, etc.). The fund will invest both through sub-funds (with a fund-of-funds structure) and with direct investments. Other investors in the fund will be the CDP, banking foundations and other institutional investors such as pension funds and possibly commercial banks. No European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) resources are expected to be invested in the fund. The potential use of ESIF resources at the sub-fund and project level will be assessed during appraisal.
The fund's investments will result in the provision of new and refurbished social/affordable housing for lower income households and people whose income is higher than the eligibility threshold for social housing but insufficient to afford a market rent. At the same time, the fund's investments will contribute to the improvement of public spaces and services through the provision of sport facilities, student residences, public parks, commercial areas and innovation centres, thus having a significant impact in terms of urban regeneration. The fund's investment strategy is expected to cover both less developed and more developed regions in Italy, although the share of investments directed to less developed regions will be assessed during appraisal.
For this project, it will be requested to comply with applicable national and EU legislation on environmental and social standpoint, as appropriate.
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