CARBIOS is eligible for the French PEA-PME regime

CARBIOS (NYSE Alternext Paris: ALCRB), an innovative green chemistry company specializing in breakthrough technologies dedicated to the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, confirms its eligibility for the French PEA-PME investment regime (a savings plan in shares that fosters investment in small and mid-cap companies).

This eligibility is in compliance with Decree n° 2014‐283 of 4 March 2014, established for the application of article 70 of French law n° 2013‐1278, dated 29 December 2014, relative to the financial year 2014.  This decree establishes 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.

Additionally, and in compliance with the applicable PEA-PME provisions, CARBIOS’ shares meet the same eligibility criteria as those that are applicable to the French “plan for saving in shares” as follows:

  • To have been issued by a company with its registered office in France or in another country of the European Union, and
  • To have been issued by a company that is subject to corporation tax or a similar tax under common law.

CARBIOS’ compliance with the criteria outlined above allows investors to include shares of CARBIOS within PEA-PME accounts.  This mechanism is meant to foster investment in small and mid-cap companies under the following conditions:

  • The procedures for the new plan are exactly the same as those applicable to the French “plan for saving in shares”;
  • The maximum investment allowed is set at €75,000;
  • Individual shareholders may hold their PEA-PME account in a different financial institution from the one where they hold their traditional PEA account;
  • The PEA-PME accounts 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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