Société Générale Equipment Finance’s (SGEF) new transactions in 2015 totalled CZK 11.5bn, up 18.8% y/y. Investment demand grew in construction industry, where transactions gained 71%. Non-banking financing of small and medium enterprises increased by 66%. SGEF’s CEO Reinhold Knödl has stated that the company acquired totally 523 new clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.