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EIB Group Allocates Over €450 Million to Fortify Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure and Boost Business Support

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has committed over €450 million to support Ukraine’s energy infrastructure ahead of the upcoming winter, including funding for the reconstruction of hydropower plants, electricity grid repairs, and district heating network restoration. Additionally, … Read the full press release

EIB Group Launches Comprehensive Plan to Boost Workplace Transparency and Well-Being

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) has launched an action plan to enhance workplace transparency, accountability, and well-being. Key elements include the creation of an independent Ombudsman, improved conflict resolution mechanisms, and better whistleblower protection. The plan … Read the full press release

Creas Impacto II Targets €70 Million with Backing from EIF, ICO, Carasso Foundation, and Private Investors

(IN BRIEF) Creas Impacto II, supported by EIF, ICO, the Carasso Foundation, and private investors, targets a €70 million fund size under the InvestEU program. The fund, managed by CREAS, focuses on investing in about 12 growth-stage companies in Spain … Read the full press release

Kembara Fund I FCR Secures €350 Million EIF Commitment to Drive Deep Tech and Climate Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Kembara Fund I FCR, a €1 billion deep tech and climate-focused fund managed by Spain-based Alma Mundi Ventures, has secured a €350 million commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF). As the first Spanish fund to be selected … Read the full press release

EIF and kompasbank Unlock €175 Million to Boost Danish SMEs and Green Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Danish corporate bank kompasbank a/s have partnered to provide at least €175 million in new loans to Danish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Supported by the InvestEU programme, the three portfolio guarantee … Read the full press release

Banca Transilvania Partners with EIB Group for Landmark RON 2 Billion Securitisation to Boost SME Financing and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Banca Transilvania has entered into a significant synthetic securitisation transaction worth RON 2 billion (€400 million), supported by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). This transaction will reduce credit risk and release capital … Read the full press release

Faktoro Secures €55 Million EIF Guarantee to Boost Lithuanian SMEs and Social Enterprises

(IN BRIEF) Faktoro, a leading non-bank business financier in Lithuania, has entered into a guarantee agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF) to provide up to €55 million in new financing for more than 800 Lithuanian companies. The funding, supported … Read the full press release

EIB Group Expands in Cyprus with New Office in Nicosia to Boost Local Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) is set to expand its presence in the European Union by opening a new office in Nicosia, Cyprus. This decision was revealed during discussions between EIB Group President Nadia Calviño and … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s Financing Boosts SME Growth and Start-up Success in Europe

(IN BRIEF) A new study from the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has found that its financial support significantly boosts growth and productivity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-cap companies across Europe. Companies receiving EIB loans reported a … Read the full press release

EIF Grants €1 Million Loan to Boost Lending for Romanian Small Businesses Through Instant Factoring

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has provided a RON 5 million (€1 million) subordinated loan to Romanian fintech Instant Factoring IFN, marking the first InvestEU funding for a Romanian fintech and factoring company. This loan will help Instant … Read the full press release

EIF and MDB Collaboration to Foster Economic Development and Job Creation in Malta

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), in collaboration with the Malta Development Bank (MDB), is set to provide guarantees totaling €20 million to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps in Malta. These guarantees, backed by InvestEU, … Read the full press release

DNB Enhances SME Support with EIF Partnership, Unlocks NOK 2.5 Billion in Funding

(IN BRIEF) Norway’s largest lender, DNB Bank ASA, has partnered with the European Investment Fund (EIF) to bolster support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through a groundbreaking collaboration. Backed by an EIF guarantee under the InvestEU program, DNB will … Read the full press release

InvestEU Program Bolsters SME Support: EIF and Innovation Norway Ink Landmark Deals

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Innovation Norway have sealed two groundbreaking agreements aimed at bolstering financing opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Norway. This strategic collaboration will empower Innovation Norway to expand its lending volume, … Read the full press release

EIF Leads €100 Million Pledge to RIVE Infrastructure Impact Fund in Green Transition Push

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has pledged €100 million to the RIVE Infrastructure Impact Fund (RIIF), marking a significant commitment to the energy transition in Europe. Managed by RIVE Private Investment, RIIF focuses exclusively on supporting SMEs across … Read the full press release

Breaking Ground: InvestEU Programme Launches in Iceland with Byggðastofnun Guarantee Pact

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move to bolster Icelandic small entrepreneurship beyond the capital region, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has inked a guarantee agreement with the Icelandic regional development agency, Byggðastofnun, under the European Commission’s InvestEU initiative. This agreement … Read the full press release

EIF Commits EUR 30m to 123 Transition Energétique 2 Fund for Renewable Energy SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), under the InvestEU program, pledges EUR 30 million as a cornerstone investor to the 123 Transition Energétique 2 fund, managed by 123 Investment Managers and advised by Lendosphere. This fund aims to address … Read the full press release

EIB and Deutsche Bank Team Up to Fuel Climate-Friendly Housing in Germany

(IN BRIEF) In a collaborative effort to promote climate-friendly housing initiatives in Germany, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Deutsche Bank have forged an agreement. Valued at over €600 million, the program will provide discounted mortgages to individuals seeking to … Read the full press release

EIF and Greek Government Launch €200 Million Equity Fund to Boost Innovation in Life Sciences and Sustainability Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Greek startups and SMEs in life sciences, healthcare, and sustainability sectors are set to receive a significant boost with the launch of a €200 million equity agreement managed by the EIF arm of the EIB Group. The agreement, … Read the full press release

EIF’s €200 Million Equity Mandate Boosts Greek Innovation and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) The Hellenic Republic has entrusted the European Investment Fund (EIF) to manage €200 million from European structural funds and national resources to provide equity financing for Greek startups and SMEs in the life sciences, healthcare, and sustainability sectors. … Read the full press release

EIF Backs €100 Million Investment for Underprivileged Students’ Education in Germany and Spain

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has committed to guaranteeing over €100 million in financing through three intermediaries in Germany and Spain. Aimed at providing better access to education and training for underprivileged students and learners, the initiative is … Read the full press release

EU Initiative Boosts Resilience for Western Balkans SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Union’s Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (WB EDIF) launches the Guarantee for SME Resilience Initiative, injecting €60 million to enhance access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region. Through partnerships … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €40 Million to Boost Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is allocating €40 million to support the European Agri Transition Fund, aimed at fostering a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable food system in Europe. Managed by INOKS Capital, the fund targets SMEs and … Read the full press release

EIB and EIF Partner with Erste Bank to Propel SME Lending in Austria through Synthetic Securitisation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have collaborated with Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Erste Bank) to facilitate SME lending in Austria through a pioneering synthetic securitisation transaction. This landmark transaction, the … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s €49 Million Guarantee Empowers Erste Bank to Boost SME Lending in Austria

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have joined forces to provide Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG (Erste Bank) with a €49 million guarantee for a synthetic securitisation transaction, marking Austria’s first such … Read the full press release

ICO and EIF Boost Aquisgrán Fund by €110 Million to Support Spanish SMEs

(IN BRIEF) Spain’s Aquisgrán fund, launched in 2021 by SGR-Cesgar and supported by the Ministry of Industry through CERSA, receives a significant investment boost of €110 million from Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) and the European Investment Fund (EIF). With … Read the full press release

Driving Green Growth: HeavyFinance Secures €50 Million to Drive Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) HeavyFinance announces a €50 million fundraising for a private credit fund aimed at supporting European agricultural SMEs with tailored finance solutions to advance decarbonization efforts. With the EIF committing €20 million as a cornerstone investor and support from … Read the full press release

EIF and 123 IM Partner to Boost Sustainable Financing for French SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), supported by the InvestEU programme, has entered a portfolio guarantee agreement of €10.5 million with 123 Investment Managers (123 IM) to facilitate up to €15 million in new financing for small businesses and … Read the full press release

EIF and France Active Forge €400 Million Alliance to Empower Social Enterprises

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has committed €400 million to bolster France Active’s endeavors in financing socially responsible French enterprises. This collaboration involves a €45 million guarantee from EIF and a €355 million counter-guarantee for bank loans facilitated … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Fuels Blue Economy with €20 Million Aquaculture Investment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has announced a €20 million investment under the InvestEU program to support the Blue Revolution Fund, managed by Hatch Blue. This investment aims to boost early-stage aquaculture enterprises, address market deficiencies, and promote … Read the full press release

EIF and BT Microfinantare IFN Expand InvestEU Microfinance Guarantee for Romanian Entrepreneurs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and BT Microfinantare IFN (BT Mic) have reinforced their commitment to the InvestEU Microfinance, Social and Skills Guarantee Product, aiming to provide financial support to 10,000 microenterprises across various sectors, including agriculture, in … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Group Records Historic €2.91 Billion Financing for Swedish Projects in 2023

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) provided a record-breaking €2.91 billion in financing for 32 projects in Sweden. The majority of funding (76.7%) was allocated to climate action and environmental sustainability initiatives, with notable support … Read the full press release

EIB Boosts Croatia’s Sustainable Growth with Record Financing and Green Investments

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group announces a robust year of activity in Croatia for 2023, committing €464 million in financing to support economic and social cohesion, green transition, and digital transformation. This brings the total investment in Croatia over the … Read the full press release

EIB Group Investment in Czechia Spurs Greener Infrastructure, Boosts Small Businesses, and Drives Innovation

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) made significant investments totaling €1.88 billion in the Czech Republic, focusing on initiatives to enhance regional development, economic resilience, and environmental sustainability. The largest loan, amounting to €985 million, … Read the full press release

InvestEU Programme and EIF Join Forces to Boost Social Enterprises and Creative Sector in Catalonia

(IN BRIEF) With support from the InvestEU programme, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Catalan Finance Institute (ICF) have entered into a capped portfolio guarantee agreement to leverage €64 million in financing for social enterprises and entities in the … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Deutsche Leasing Romania Forge €335 Million Agreement to Boost Small Business Financing and Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) collaborates with Deutsche Leasing Romania IFN SA (DLRO) to finalize a synthetic securitization transaction worth €335 million, aimed at mitigating credit risk and enhancing lending capacity for DLRO, which in turn … Read the full press release

EU Private Sector Women Launch Network to Drive Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) In a proactive move towards advancing the green transition and fostering climate resilience, women leaders from the EU private sector have inaugurated the Women Climate Leaders Network, hosted by the European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group). With the … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s Strong Growth in France: €12 Billion Investment Spurred by Climate Action, Innovation, and Sustainable Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group experienced robust growth in France, providing nearly €12 billion in long-term financing to the private sector and local and regional authorities. This included €10.6 billion from the EIB and €1.4 … Read the full press release

EIF Signs €2 Billion Guarantee Agreements to Boost SMEs and Green Transition in Bulgaria

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the European Investment Bank Group, has inked guarantee agreements with four Bulgarian banks, including Postbank (Eurobank Bulgaria), ProCredit Bank Bulgaria, UniCredit Bulbank, and United Bulgarian Bank, facilitating up to €2 … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €60 Million to Future Energy Ventures Fund I for Sustainable Energy Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is investing €60 million in Future Energy Ventures Fund I, a venture capital fund with a €250 million target size, managed by Future Energy Ventures (FEV). This investment is aimed at supporting early-stage … Read the full press release

EU’s Defence Equity Facility to Mobilize €500 Million for Dual-Use Innovations

(IN BRIEF) The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) are collaborating to launch a €175 million Defence Equity Facility, aimed at supporting innovation in the defence sector. The EIF will provide equity funding to venture capital and private … Read the full press release