CARBIOS confirms its eligibility to the French PEA-PME investment regime

Clermont-Ferrand, France, July 10, 2019 (6:00 PM CEST)CARBIOS (Euronext Growth Paris: ALCRB), a company pioneering new, bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, confirms its eligibility to the French PEA-PME investment regime (a savings plan in shares that fosters investment in small and mid-cap companies) on the basis of the annual accounts approved as of December 31, 2017.

This eligibility complies with the provisions of Articles L. 221-32-2 and D. 221-113-5 and seq. of the monetary and financial Code establishing the eligibility criteria for companies to the PEA-PME regime as follows:

  • The company employs fewer than 5,000 people, and
  • Its annual revenue is less than €1.5 billion, or its total assets are less than €2 billion.

CARBIOS’ shares, can therefore be included within PEA-PME accounts which, for the record, benefit from the same tax advantages as traditional PEA accounts.


CARBIOS is a green chemistry company whose innovations are designed to meet environmental and sustainable development issues faced by global industrial players. Since its creation in 2011, CARBIOS has developed two industrial bioprocesses dedicated to the biodegradation and the biorecycling of polymers. These innovations, which are a world first, optimize the performance and lifecycle of plastics and textiles by exploiting the properties of highly specific enzymes.

CARBIOS’ economic development model is based on the industrialization and commercialization of its products, enzymes, technologies, and bioprocesses via the concession of licenses, directly or via joint ventures to major industrial players in the sectors that can make use of the Company’s innovative technologies. For instance, CARBIOS created in September 2016 the joint-venture CARBIOLICE, in partnership with Limagrain Ingrédients and the SPI investment fund run by Bpifrance. This company, in which CARBIOS holds a controlling share, will market the first technology licensed by CARBIOS by producing an enzymatic additive making PLA-based plastics (films, bags, packaging) fully compostable in domestic conditions.

Since its creation, CARBIOS benefits from the financial support of the leading European venture capital firm Truffle Capital. CARBIOS was granted the label “Young Innovative Company” by Bpifrance (former OSEO) and is eligible for investments by private equity mutual funds (FCPIs).

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CARBIOS is eligible for the PEA-PME, a government program allowing French residents investing in SMEs to benefit from income tax rebates.

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