WE is the public regional promotional institution for the Belgian region of Wallonia. It was founded in 2002 under the name of SOWALFIN. In 2023, it changed the name to WE – Wallonie Entreprendre and merger with two other Walloon NPIs. WE provides financial and non-financial services to SMEs. One of the financial solutions proposed by the Group consist in the issuance of guarantees and counter-guarantees on bank loans and leasing operations. In addition, it offers export guarantees and counter-guarantees.
As of end-2021, WE had an outstanding guarantee volume of more than mEUR 354.8 and supported almost 4,200 SMEs.
|AECM accession year||2003|
|Legal form||Limited company|
|Geographical and sectoral coverage||Walloon Region|
|Products||Guarantees, Counter-guarantees, Direct loans and advisory services|
|Counter-guarantee||Regional and EU (COSME, InnovFin, EGF and Structural Funds)|
Liège/Brussels, 27th January 2023