Brussels, Belgium, December 22, 2017

Merodis, an independent corporate finance advisory firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised Koalaboox, a Belgian Fintech, with the issue of asset-backed bonds to finance its factoring activity aimed at SMEs.

Koalaboox ( operates an e-invoicing and factoring SaaS platform for small and mid-sized companies. The platform is backed by strong demand from these corporates for a sophisticated, albeit user-friendly, invoicing management tool with invoice-financing as a unique feature in the market. The platform has attracted 14,000 users in Belgium.

The factoring activity, launched in mid-2015, gives SMEs crucial access to financing. This tool is also gaining strong momentum, with a total of close to 700 companies having used the platform, from less than 200 twelve months ago. A total of 16,415 invoices were financed since inception, with just over 11,000 in 2017 alone. All-in-all, financing volumes have exceeded EUR 67 million, a significant amount which supports the growth ambitions of Belgian SMEs.

The platform’s main financing entity is KoalaFund, a strictly-regulated Luxembourg-based asset-backed fund which has collected financing commitments for a total of EUR 13 million in 2017. KoalaFund issues secured asset-backed bonds offering an attractive risk-reward profile. Merodis is looking forward to continue to support its strong expansion expected in 2018.

Interested to find out more about our services and about KoalaFund? Please contact:

Arnaud Goossens, +32 473 53 04 66
Steven Meuldermans , +32 494 57 36 98
Dirk Marckx, +32 495 38 17 81