Renowned as a base institution for private equity in the
centre western region, SIDCO was set up in December 1995
under a SICAF scheme, and then shifted into a SICAR following
the issuance of Act Nr. 95-87, dated October 30, 1995,
and pertaining to SICAR creations.
Today, it stands as one of the most ancient companies
in venture capital, the so called community capital.
Launched with 4 million dinars in start-up money, which
was raised to 8 million TD, its founders’ objective
was to endow the centre western region with a specific
financial tool that is likely to provide equity capital
for small and medium enterprises which were left to their
own destiny by conventional stakeholders.
Since its creation, SIDCO has strived to attract the
local economic stakeholders: institutional bodies, financial
partners, bankers, chief executives, incubator companies,
as well as local public authorities.
Consolidated by the experience it acquired on the field,
SIDCO has taken part in the creation and promotion of
a considerable number of SMEs in the centre western region.
SIDCO is a member of the Tunisian Association of Equity