MINIBOND SCORECARD: MARKET TRENDS Main indicators as of July 31st 2017



Main indicators as of July  31st 2017








253 minibond issues reached; a month away from the last Market Trends Minibond Scorecard, arrives the English update of the document. By observing this months’ last issues there is a clear signal that the market remains active despite the holiday season:


The interest showed by foreign countries for this debt instrument, which in Italy has seen a fair amount of success among SME’s, is constantly on the rise. Precisely for this reason MinibondItaly together with Epic Sim have created the English version of the document. The Minibond Scorecard: Market Trends is designed with the purpose of bringing quality and reliable information to foreign agents that operate within the sector: it provides a description from an international angle on what is currently happening in the ExtramotPro Italian Market, with the objective of providing an updated and clear picture for international players.          


Let us take a detailed look at what has changed compared to the last update:


  • 253 issued minibonds for a total value of approximately €11.9 bn (+14% vs 30th April 2017)
  • Decrease of minibonds below €50 M in term of number and amount: in the May-July period they account for €9M vs €97M of the 2nd quarter 2016
  • Slight decrease of the average face value, further downside respect the previous quarter, confirming the market consolidation trend
  • Industrial registered the highest variation (+0.1 pp of the share of total value issued vs April), thanks to the new issue of Safco Engineering S.p.A. 
  • Strong concentration of issues in Northern Italy is confirmed



The updated average profile of minibonds not exceeding €50 M is the following:


  • Average face value: €7.8M
  • Average coupon rate: 5.30%
  • Average maturity: 5.4 years


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MINIBOND SCORECARD: MARKET TRENDS is published by in collaboration with Epic SIM and provides quarterly updates on the evolution of the Minibond market in Italy; the English version is released one month after the Italian one, ensuring a constant stream of accurate data. is the first informational web portal and news aggregator overviewing the Italian Minibond market (developed and managed by Business Support, a strategy consulting and financial advisory firm).


Epic SIM manages the new fintech platform that directly connects private capital and SMEs.