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Crédit Agricole Italia in Trento with Altios International to promote the companies internationalization

First stage of the initiative “Coffee with Companies”, the Group on tour throughout Italy

"Coffee with Companies"

Trento, 2 February 2023 – The new series of meetings of “Coffee with Companies”, the itinerant initiative born from the collaboration between Crédit Agricole Italia and ALTIOS, has started from the Trento headquarters of Crédit Agricole in Piazza Pasila.

During this series of capillary meetings in the territories, Crédit Agricole Italia intends to accompany companies toward new opportunities and strategies, useful for the penetration of foreign markets, thanks to the Group’s international
network and to the services offered by its historical partner ALTIOS.

The first stage met with the participation of numerous companies from Trentino, interested in delving into particular issues related to countries where the Bank and ALTIOS, thanks to their international specialists, can provide direct support while amplifying their relational network.

For more information on the Crédit Agricole Italia website, click here.

"This event held in Trento, highlights how Italian companies need structured support for long-terminternational development.
Mirko Mottino
Country Manager ALTIOS Italy

Save the date

Here are the dates to remember about “Trade Finance and Internationalization”:

February 8th – Genova

March 22nd – Reggio Emilia

May 2nd – Palermo

May 3rd – Catania

May 16th – Brescia

May 23rd – Padova

May 30th – Udine

More information

To know more about this partnership, you can read our press release.

More about Italy: watch a webinar replay about “Tools and strategies for your international development”

What about Global HR?

As an SME or medium-sized company, you are certainly looking for solutions for your international HR strategy.

Morgane Pinault, Head of the Global HR Solutions Practice by ALTIOS, answers 3 key questions regarding the role of human resources in the internationalization of a company.

Morgane Pinault

What advice and solutions for a company wishing to expand into a new market?

In their internationalization process, most companies will focus on their strategy or finance to get the project done. However, all business starts once you have invested in people.

In fact, 80% of French SMEs and SMIs believe that Human Resources are an obstacle in their internationalization strategy.

It is therefore essential to address this issue and place the employee at the center of the international project.

Global HR by ALTIOS: what are the concrete solutions we can bring you?

Two years ago, we worked with our clients in Open Innovation mode to determine the best HR solution to meet the HR challenges of our clients.

With them, we have designed an HR compass that allows you to always find the solution to your problem in France and internationally.

Our ADVISE offer

Our RECRUIT offer

We intervene at different levels. Upstream :

  • How do I organize my human resources to develop internationally?
  • How do I align my HR strategy with my international strategy?
  • Which talents are already in my company?
  • How do I evaluate them, and how do I develop them?
  • Which talents do I need to equip myself with?

We also intervene in the HR transformation of companies, through assessment, through reorganization, through post-acquisition projects.

  • How do I integrate a new company or a new activity into my company?

Human resources being a key issue for our clients, we are involved in recruitment.

  • We recruit for you international profiles specialized in Business Development, International Strategy, Marketing or Management. And this, in France and abroad.
  • When you are facing a crisis or a particular situation that requires temporary recruitment, we can work with you on interim management.

Have you finally identified the right talent for the right project in the right place in the world? We will secure your project by providing all our technical, administrative, social and salary support, but also by providing you with a solution dedicated to the performance of your employees.

A fulfilled employee who succeeds in his or her mission in his or her country is a success for him or her, and a success for your company.

What is the added value of Global HR Solutions by ALTIOS?

It’s about our international presence through our dedicated HR experts.

You can count on us to be your trusted partner for all the HR issues you face today.

Moreover, you can rely on us at your headquarters to coordinate all your international projects, but also locally. Indeed, we will do our best to support your local teams in their performance.

Put people back at the heart of your international project and count on us to support you.

Watch the full video:

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MG Tech

ALTIOS supports MG Tech in opening its North American subsidiary.

ALTIOS helped us gain perspective on several issues. Its teams highlighted important points that we had not fully understood, such as the positioning of our employee in Canada.

In addition to a certain number of operational services to be provided, his mission includes representational functions.

He represents MG Tech in North America with the aim of developing the subsidiary.

Xavier Lucas
MG Tech's Managing Director


  • MG Tech, a company which already has ten or so clients in North America, such as Savencia, Nemera Group and Lanthier Bakery (La Fournée Dorée), has decided to set up locally to offer a local service to its major French clients, but also to tackle the local market.


  • Validation of Canada and North America as potential markets for the company.
  • Challenging the creation of the subsidiary in its various aspects, including marketing and communication with a recommendation for the evolution of the graphic charter.
  • The installation of an employee in Canada, through HR support for mobility, in order to secure the international project and the arrival of the employee on site. This support focused on positioning the employee on his new mission (projection into the job, skills development, setting up a roadmap in line with the objectives set, remote management of the employee, etc.).


  • Another interesting thing we’ve learned from ALTIOS,” says Xavier Lucas, “is that you have to put the subsidiary at the centre of the company’s organisation.

  • Setting up a Canadian steering committee involving our Canadian employee, the general and financial management, and also the company’s product developers, in order to provide feedback on the Canadian market and to gain real insight into it.

  • Future adaptibility of our products to the North American market.

Want to know more about MG Tech’s experience and its international development?

Discover more on MG Tech at:

Company Profile

Founded in 2004 by Éric Gautier

Headquarters: Les Achards (France)

4 production sites in La Chapelle-Achard, Champtocé-sur-Loire, Val-d’Izé, Bérus (France)

1 subsidiary in Canada

211 employees

Turnover: 32 millions €, of which 10% from export.

4 800 worlwide sold machines

Expertise: industrial robotics for end-of-line packaging equipment.

Target country: North America


January 2022

Altios, accompanied by Delta Electronics Singapore and UOB, is organizing a webinar on the impact of Agritech beyong Singapore.

Click on the link below to watch the replay of this webinar:

Governments around the world have realized the importance of creating sustainable food sources internally. Technology & innovation shall be the main driver.

Join us for a webinar & fireside chat with the industry experts on the landscape of Agritech beyond Singapore, support in market connectivity for your regional expansion and a case study on integrating technology into sustainable farming

Agenda :

4:00 p.m – Landscape of Agritech in the region, Altios
4:10 p.m – Drivers of transformation in Asia food & agriculture sector, UOB
4:20 p.m – Case study on smart plant & building automation solution, Delta Electronics Singapore
4:30 p.m – Fireside Chat
4:45 p.m – Q&A

The webinar took place on January 20th, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Altios, in partnership with Crédit Agricole, is organizing a webinar and individual meetings for Polish companies interested in the Indian market.

August 2021

For many years, India has been perceived as one of the most promising global markets – in part due to its 1.4 billion-strong population, high-growth economy, and political stability.

Recent forecasts show that India is quickly recovering from the economic crisis of 2020. The question arises whether it is the right moment to do business with the world’s largest democracy.

Experts from ALTIOS and Crédit Agricole will discuss the specificities of the Indian market and how you can take advantage of them to expand or set up in this prospective market!
A company that successfully launched operations in India will also share its experience.

Key themes of discussion:

  • Macroeconomics/Business outlook
  • Analysis of key factors for market entrance/expansion in India
  • How to search for the best partner or the ideal business developer
  • Presence and solutions of Crédit Agricole in India

Are you interested in the Indian market and want some specific advice?

Do not hesitate to register for our B2B meeting. Our experts will provide you with all the information you are looking for!

The webinar will be held on August 26th, 2021 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
All subjects will be presented in English.


  • Sophie WIEVIORKA, Asia Economist, Group Economic Research, Crédit Agricole S.A.
  • Klaus MAIER, Altios Group Managing Partner
  • Madhav RAINA-THAPAN, VP Business Development, Altios India
  • Shishir PUNDLIK, Executive Director and HeadMNC Coverage, North & West India Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank India

Testimonials from successful companies in Poland:

▶️ You can either register to the webinar or a B2B meeting alone, or to both these events: Register now

Webinar Organizers: Altios Polska Sp. z o.o., Altios International and Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A., are your personal data controllers and will process data to conduct the webinar and B2B meetings.

Detailed information regarding the processing of personal data by Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A. is available on:

Detailed information regarding the processing of personal data by Altios Polska Sp. z o.o. and Altios International is available on:

Tech StartUps: Mexico, a land of opportunities.

Are you interested in the tech start-up scene? Mexico has a lot to offer!
Download our article to find out more!

At the crossroads of civilization, Mexico finds itself in a favorable geographical position and does not run out of arguments to entice investors and international groups. It is recognized for its workforce, competitiveness, and immediate vicinity to world’s largest consumer market — the US — which creates the ideal mix for doing business.

But did you know that Mexico is also becoming a global startup hub? A real land of opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups from around the world.

ALTIOS Group and Maier+Vidorno build the #1 international market expansion advisory firm dedicated to small and mid-cap companies

Paris, Cologne, New Delhi – 3 May 2021

Making Companies grow through new vibrant markets

Altios (450 people, 28 global offices in 22 countries) and Maier+Vidorno (350 people, 7 global offices and leading business consulting firm in India), announce they are merging their international resources. Leveraging their respective strong international expertise, marketing, and client management experience, with their international in-country delivery capabilities the two forms will establish the most comprehensive end-to-end international support platform dedicated to small and mid-cap companies expanding and operating globally.

1st international support network
for small & mid-cap companies
Map implantations Altios

32 global offices in 22 countries

The new network – operated in-house by Altios and Maier+Vidorno – provides a full range of professional services acting as a renowned trusted partner to support companies at every stage of their international journey on a worldwide scale. Services including global growth strategy, partner search and venture validation, local sales and business development, accounting, payroll and tax services, HR solutions including recruitment, outsourced employment and HR advisory services, cross-border acquisition, and site location for greenfield investment.

A new dimension spanning the globe

The alliance of Altios and Mzier+Vidorno creates a leading international market expansion services firms to allow companies to grow and navigate in different geographical locations with comprehensive, effective, and affordable solutions:


Over 50 years of combined experience in international trade and investment for growing companies


A unique and powerfum integrated international network of over 750 professionals in 32 global offices


A local presence in the worlds growing markets and key emerging hubs : USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland/Eastern Europe, UAE, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore/South East Asia, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Australia


Operational solutions for every step of internationalization: Strategize – Expand – Set up – Invest


150+ validates and recognized partners in 50+ countries around the world


2,500+ market assessments completed, 3,500+ partners identified & checked, 1,500+ legal entities incorporated and administered,2,500+ C-Level recruitments, 450+ cross-border investment projects

We know what it takes to succeed internationally, and our clients benefit from it as a result

This merger aims to create long term value for our clients who believe that internationalization is a key asset for their growth strategy. The 8,500 Altios client companies all over the world will benefit form an increased network and extended expertise on the Indian market which is the 7th largest market in the world. The 1,500 M+V German-speaking client companie will benefit from Altios local presence in 22 countries to instantly access onto multiple major markets and fuel their growth on a worldwide scale

Altios has been supporting businesses to expand internationally for 30 years, with a considerable increase in interest in our business model in the past few years” says Bruno Mascart, President and Co-Founding Partner of Altios. “Altios and Maier+Vidorno have a shared vision and our partnership enables us to take a big step forward achieving this. Our combined platform will add tremendous value to international companies, our strategic partners (Banks, Investment Funds, Trade Associations, Governments Agencies) and those seeking to expand their own international footprint” Says Bruno Mascart

“There is a rapidly increasing demand for the type of integrated practical international expansion support services Altios and Maier+Vidorno provide. Having only focused on South Asia and in particular on India, our existing and future client base are now able to access a truly global support platform to accelerate and streamline their own international expansion” Said Klaus Maier, President and Co-Foundind Partner of M+V. “With a focus on increasing international trade and cross-border investments, we are working closely with ambitious businesses and other international partners to deliver the most focused, comprehensive and effective international expansion platform available.”

The Embassy of the United States in France and SelectUSA, in partnership with ALTIOS, invited companies to a webinar last Tuesday, May 4th, dedicated to the opportunities of setting up business in the United States.

May 2021

Click on the link below to watch the replay of this webinar (be aware that this webinar is almost fully in French):

Some key data to know :

  • Direct investment by French companies in the United States is a major component of their development in the American market.
  • The American subsidiaries of French companies employ more than 700,000 people in the United States and rank France 4th among foreign countries for the number of direct jobs created in the United States.
  • French companies are very active in the United States in high technology, but also in many other fields.
  • The United States offers an extremely favorable environment for companies, with a highly skilled workforce, very competitive investment tax incentives, very efficient infrastructure and supply chain networks, and an excellent platform for investing in all markets of the American continent, North, Central and South.


  • Scott Pozil – Commercial Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Embassy in France for Western and Southern Europe
  • Patrick Ferron – Managing Partner Group ALTIOS International USA


  • Brian Aggeler, Chargé d’affaires, ad interim – Embassy of the United States of America Paris, France.

SelectUSA Program & SelectUSA Summit 2021:

  • Ryan Wallace – Senior International Investment Specialist, SelectUSA – U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration

Testimonials from successful companies in the United States:

  • Michel Durrieu General Manager International & CEO North America HUTTOPIA (10 mn)

Legal aspects of setting up in the United States :


  • Patrick Ferron – Managing Partner Group ALTIOS International USA

Acknowledgements & Conclusions:

  • Scott Pozil – Commercial Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Embassy in France for Western and Southern Europe
  • Patrick Ferron – Managing Partner Group ALTIOS International USA

▶️ Watch testimonials from French companies that have successfully established and expanded in the U.S. market: 

To learn more about the SelectUSA Virtual Summit dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States June 7-11, 2021:

Do you have a project? Contact our teams!

Altios Italia and Crédit Agricole Italia banking group were pleased to invite companies to their online event "INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: tools and strategies for growing abroad", which was held on May, 5th, and 6th, 2021.

May 2021

The online seminar held on May, 5th, was followed by B2B meetings, enabling companies from all sectors to discuss projects or issues with active experts in major world markets.

Click on the link to watch the replay of our Italian webinar:

ALTIOS Group announces the expansion of its activities in Spain with the acquisition of a new firm in Madrid. ALTIOS is a leading international business development consulting firm dedicated to small and mid-caps and pursues its expansion all over the world.

April 2021

ALTIOS Group set up an office in Madrid 5 years ago and has witnessed Spain’s potential for external growth. The new acquisition will reinforce ALTIOS Group activities in the country.

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, the Spanish economy has shown significant improvement since the beginning of the year, with steady growth forecast for the next 3 years. The provisions set up by the country have led the IMF and the World Bank to estimate an increase in growth of 5.7% for 2021. This increase positions Spain for the second strongest growth among European countries in the year.

Spain is naturally one of the top destinations for European companies. It is the 13th largest economy in the world in terms of GDP, and has strong connections and specific trade agreements with Latin Americas countries.

Given the importance of Spain for foreign companies and its potentials, ALTIOS decided to acquire the consulting company NAEVA BUSINESS to reinforce its position in Spain with:

  • The integration of a company specialized in market development in Spain for foreign companies: business development, domiciliation, recruitment, payroll services, management of subsidiaries, external growth
  • About thirty active customers from all sectors of activity: aerospace, automotive, railways, food processing, medical, e-commerce, consumption goods
  • Foreign investors from all countries: France, Germany, Canada, USA, China, South Korea

The combination of expertise areas and means of intervention promises ALTIOS’ current and future clients a seamless support capacity and market knowledge.

« The acquisition of this company allows us to respond to the growth ambitions of our clients. It is also an excellent market for South American companies. Spain is naturally benefiting from this refocusing with a significant number of structuring projects over the last 6 months.

Having a larger local team seems to us to be essential to provide clients with the diligent support they need in their internationalization. This is the reason that we have chosen to rely on an integrated network since our foundation. It’s a long and ambitious strategy for a company, but it guarantees that we will have access to cutting-edge expertise, a solid network of contacts and tailor-made services to accelerate the internationalization of our clients, with the same quality regardless of the geographic zone targeted,” says Patrick Ferron, Co-founder of ALTIOS Group and Managing Partner in charge of Spain.

“Spain is a key economic destination for ALTIOS clients. With a GDP growth of 5.7% for 2021, and a similar rate for 2022, Spain will emerge from the pandemic as one of the most dynamic economies in Europe. Our desire to join the ALTIOS Group is a key element in accelerating growth to strengthen us in the country with a company with a strong international base. In this way, we are expanding our resources to offer increasingly tailored solutions to our customers wishing to establish themselves in Spain. We have noticed that, with the crisis we are going through, many European clients wanted to strengthen their position in markets that are closer to them and easier to access and manage. This acquisition is a direct response to the new needs we have identified,” concludes Manuel Moreno, Altios’ new Managing Partner for Spain.