Grazia Servidio Anna Maria Fontana

Alternative Finance of Bank Credit: a Way for the Growth

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This study investigates the territorial implementation of alternative financial channels of bank credit, especially important to contribute to the growth of the company size. Firstly, a short excursus on their current implementation in the regions of the South and Central-North of Italy is reviewed: stock exchange quotation, minibonds, crowdfunding with a particular focus on main private equity and venture capital funds, the most popular finance tools worldwide to finance the birth and development of companies. The proposed disaggregation by region and aid forms of data from the Agency for Territorial Cohesion on the implementation of financial tools by 31 December 2018 enables to check the presence of innovative finance tools, also with reference to the Structural Funds. With respect to this field, some best practices implemented, centrally, from the Ministry of University and Research, and regionally, from two Regions of the Southern Italy, i.e. Apulia and Campania, are outlined. Finally, some remarks on the lines of policy that could strengthen the use of finance tools especially in the South, are made.


  • Innovative Finance Tools
  • Alternative Financing Tools
  • Southern Italy
  • Cohesion Policy


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