To October come companies from all industries and sizes to finance their growth operations. Since 2016, we give them support and we offer them the possibility to diversify their sources of financing in a simple and fast way. Also, we offer to our lenders an attractive asset because they can lend from €20 to the project of their choice, obtain repayments every month and diversify their wallet across 5 countries.
Through October, 1,270 projects have been financed for a total amount of €535M from companies in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. And a total amount of €283M has been repaid back to our lenders.
After receiving a loan as a company or after receiving repayments as a lender, have you ever wondered how the companies already financed turn out? how your investment helped make a difference not only for the company, but also for the community? Today, we give you a recap of where are the companies now after financing their growth on October.
From France 🇫🇷
Réalités was set up in 2003, active in the real estate industry. The core business was the creation of housing projects and the group became a real actor of territories development. The Group published their half-year results mid-January and announced consolidated annual sales of €200 million, an amount superior to their objective, set in €190 million for 2020.
The company borrowed €2,300,000 in September 2019 to finance works and improve the information systems of its agencies. The project was supported by 5,461 lenders.
Amelia, created in 1977, is developing its air transport services in Europe and Africa for private companies. Amelia is now putting its expertise at the service of the Auvergne region in France. Last October, Amelia International announced the launch of the Clermont-Ferrand – Paris Orly line and the reinforcement of their commercial agreement with Air France.
In April 2019, the group requested a loan of €888,000 to develop its activity in Europe. The project was supported by 3,608 lenders.
From Spain 🇪🇸
Ballenoil born in 1962 focus in the industry of car wash centres. Then, they start creating gas stations by offer an easy supply and quality fuel at an affordable price. In the last years, the company has lived an exponential growth across Spain. This year, Ballenoil will install 20 new service stations, investing 10 million euros with the aim of exceeding 150 service stations in Spain and also, they start a collaboration with Santander bank to create a new payment service by using the ID for pay the refuelling of the car.
The company requested a loan of €500,000 in March 2019 to finance their expansion in Spain. The project was supported by 2,604 lenders.
Labiana Life Sciences has a long story because it was created in 1948. Since the beginning, the company has been dedicated to the pharmaceutical sector, especially focus in the production and sale of veterinary drugs. Recently, the company has acquired Laboratorios Ovejero with the same staff to continue developing the brand’s products. The Group has already 2 manufacturing plants in Cataluña, another in Serbia and a fourth in Turkey. They manufacture both animal and human health products, and it has acquired Ovejero to continue expanding its range of products and its presence in the market.
The company requested a loan of €2,200,000 in June 2019 to finance the acquisition of a new production plant. The project was supported by 1,715 lenders.
From Italy 🇮🇹
Eleventy World was created in 2007 and is active in the fashion sector. The company’s main activity is the design and manufacture of man and woman total look apparel. Eleventy announced its 2020 results and forecast for 2021. Despite a slowdown during the year just ended, in line with general fashion industry trends, the company expects a return to pre-covid levels for 2021. 2020 saw a key role for e-commerce, which doubled its results compared to the previous year. The focus for this year will be on retail development, with the opening of a new store in Geneva planned for March.
The company requested a loan of €500,000 in August 2020 to finance the opening of new shops. The project was supported by 1,719 lenders.
From The Netherlands 🇳🇱
Little Dutch Trading B.V. is active in the sector of children and baby products. Since 2019, the children’s label Little Dutch has been an ambassador for the Friends of Sophia Foundation. The Friends of Sophia Foundation, together with the Erasmus MC- Sophia Children’s Hospital, is committed to helping sick children. And Little Dutch did something special: they designed a stuffed doll, named Sophia and sold this doll to raise money for the foundation. This was extremely successfull! Little Dutch presented a check worth €59,241.74 to the Friends of Sophia Foundation thanks to the sale of the Sophia stuffed doll. The donation will be used to finance the Mother and Child Center.
The company borrowed €350,000 in July 2019 to finance the growth of the company. The project was supported by 1,727 lenders.
Filling Pieces B.V. operates in shoes and fashion retail. The company is doing great in the Dutch market. According to the New Luxury Fashion Monitor, a tool that provides insight into the shopping behaviour of the young generation in the Netherlands, 2 out of 3 youngsters regularly buy luxury items, like Filling Pieces clothing and shoes.
The company requested a loan of €1,000,000 in October 2019 to expand internationally. The project was supported for 2,308 lenders.
Here you have had a small recap about a few of our companies, but do not hesitate to check our projects page and find more about the growth of all the companies financed through October.
Whether you have received a loan on October or whether you have lent in one of these companies or a different one, your financing and investment has the power to make a difference in the community.