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European Investment Fund Boosts Cultural and Creative Sectors with InvestEU Agreements

(IN BRIEF) At the 77th Cannes Film Festival, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission announced agreements aimed at bolstering SMEs and small mid-caps in Europe’s cultural and creative sectors. These agreements, supported by the InvestEU programme, involve … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Commits €4.5 Billion to Bolster Greek SMEs and Green Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has inked guarantee agreements with Greece’s top four banks, including Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece, and Piraeus Bank, aiming to unlock up to €4.5 billion in financing for Greek small and … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Boosts Berlin SME Financing with €24.5 Million Guarantee

(IN BRIEF) Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is expanding its support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Berlin through a €24.5 million counter-guarantee provided by the European Investment Fund (EIF). This backing, facilitated by the InvestEU programme, allows IBB to enhance … 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

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

European Investment Fund Joins Bürgschaftsbank for €200 Million SME Financing Boost in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Bürgschaftsbank Baden-Württemberg (BBBW) and Bürgschaftsbank Nordrhein-Westfalen (BBNRW) are expanding their guarantee support for regional financial institutions aiming to provide financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the German states of Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia. The European Investment … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and CDP Real Asset SGR Partner to Allocate €300 Million for Social Housing in Italy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the EIB Group, has joined forces with CDP Real Asset SGR, a subsidiary of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, to allocate €300 million towards social housing programs in Italy. This groundbreaking … Read the full press release

EIB Global Unveils Pioneering Climate Initiatives at COP28 in Dubai

(IN BRIEF) In a significant announcement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, the European Investment Bank (EIB) revealed its pioneering approach to a just transition and just resilience on a global scale. The EIB Group introduced … Read the full press release

Spanish SMEs Get Boost with EIB Group and ICO’s Sabadell ABS Investment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, along with the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), has invested in asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by Sabadell Consumer Finance to support the financial needs of small and … Read the full press release

EIF and Malta Ministry Collaborate to Inject €16.55 Million into Maltese SMEs

(IN BRIEF) In a collaborative effort between the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Malta’s Ministry of European Funds and Lands, €16.55 million will be provided to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Malta through the ‘Malta Member State Compartment.’ … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Backs Avanseo with €38 Million Portfolio Guarantee to Support Microenterprises in France

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), supported by the InvestEU programme, has entered into a portfolio guarantee agreement with Avanseo to provide up to €38 million in new financing for microenterprises and individuals facing challenges in accessing credit markets. … Read the full press release

EIB Group’s €360 Million ABS Investment to Drive Green Projects and Support Spanish Businesses

(IN BRIEF) The EIB Group, comprised of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF), has invested €360 million in a new asset-backed securities (ABS) issuance with Banco Santander. The investment will support working capital and liquidity needs … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Grants €110 Million Guarantee to BPER Banca Group to Support SMEs and Sustainable Investments

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has provided a guarantee worth €110 million to the BPER Banca Group, comprising BPER Banca and Banco di Sardegna, with the assistance of Banca Finint. This agreement aims to boost investments by small … Read the full press release

Spanish SMEs to Benefit from EIB and ICO Investments in BBVA ABS, Focusing on Green Development

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) have invested in asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by BBVA to support Spanish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps. The investment aims to address working capital … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Drives Positive Change in the EU with Impact Bonds Initiative

(IN BRIEF) BNP Paribas, in collaboration with Banque des Territoires and the European Investment Fund (EIF), has launched a new marketplace initiative called the BNP Paribas European Impact Bonds Fund 2. This fund aims to support the expansion of Impact … Read the full press release

Northern Italy’s SMEs to Benefit from Banca Cassa di Risparmio di Savigliano and EIF’s Green Transition Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Banca Cassa di Risparmio di Savigliano and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have partnered to support the green transition of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Northern Italy. The EIF has provided a €32.9 million capped guarantee to … Read the full press release

InvestEU Program Facilitates Access to Finance for Portuguese SMEs through Caixa Geral de Depósitos and EIF Agreement

(IN BRIEF) Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed an agreement to provide up to €378 million in new credit lines for Portuguese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Supported by the InvestEU program, the … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Collaborates with EIB Group for the Third Synthetic Securitisation, Boosting Support for French Companies

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, in collaboration with BNP Paribas, has launched a synthetic securitisation initiative to support French companies for the third time since 2017. The transaction involves an EIB Group guarantee on an existing loan … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and Flex Funding Agreement to Help Smaller Danish Firms Access Funding

(IN BRIEF) Danish SME crowdlending platform, Flex Funding, has signed an agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF) for a guarantee of DKK 111.7 million, enabling up to 160 smaller Danish companies to obtain funding with attractive terms to continue … Read the full press release

Belgian microfinance institution microStart to benefit over 3,000 microenterprises through €30m EIF deal

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a guarantee agreement with microStart, a microfinance institution in Belgium, to provide at least €30 million of financing for microenterprises in the country. The deal, supported by the EU’s InvestEU program, … Read the full press release

Ark Kapital’s EIF guarantee to support sustainability, innovation, and digitalisation-driven enterprises

(IN BRIEF) Ark Kapital, a tech-focused lender, has secured a portfolio guarantee from the European Investment Fund (EIF) to improve access to finance for high-tech SMEs. The guarantee enables Ark Kapital to offer over €146 million in new financing across … Read the full press release

Santander and BNP Paribas’ UCI Launches Fund for Sustainable Residential Homes in Spain and Portugal with €440m from EIB, ICO, and EIF

(IN BRIEF) Banco Santander and BNP Paribas Group’s joint venture, Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios (UCI), has launched a securitisation fund called RMBS Green Prado XI that aims to finance sustainable residential homes in Spain and Portugal. The European Investment Bank … Read the full press release

Hungary’s Home Renovation Programme gets a boost from EIB green loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) invested €804 million in Hungary last year, supporting priority investments in energy, transport, innovation, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and mid-caps. Three-quarters of the total financing signed … Read the full press release

Banco BPI joins forces with European Investment Fund to offer sustainable loans to Portuguese SMEs

(IN BRIEF) Banco BPI and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed an agreement to provide up to €155 million in loans to Portuguese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The agreement, supported by the InvestEU programme, aims to improve access … Read the full press release

Luxembourg Future Fund 2 Launched with €200 Million to Support Innovation

(IN BRIEF) The Luxembourg Future Fund 2 (LFF 2) has been launched by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Economy, Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (SNCI), and the European Investment Fund (EIF) to provide €200 million in total … Read the full press release

EIB and EIF support regional development and sustainable innovation in Czech Republic with €1.85B investment in 2022

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund, invested €1.85 billion in the Czech Republic in 2022 to support regional development, improve sustainable development and innovation in small and medium … Read the full press release

Triodos Bank partners with EIF to Offer Reduced Interest Loans for Social Enterprises in EU Countries

(IN BRIEF) Triodos Bank has received up to €67 million in loans from the European Investment Fund (EIF) for social enterprises in Belgium, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands. The loan is backed by the InvestEU program and will allow Triodos … Read the full press release

October SME V fund reaches €100 million in total commitments with backing from EIF and Invest-NL

(IN BRIEF)The European Investment Fund (EIF) has announced that the European SME lending platform October has secured a €35 million commitment from the EIF and Dutch impact investor Invest-NL for its most recent debt fund for small businesses, October SME … Read the full press release

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) enter into capital relief transaction with Santander Consumer Bank in support of SMEs in Poland

A synthetic securitisation, whereby EIF and EIB provides protection on a mezzanine tranche and a senior tranche, reduces risk for Santander Consumer Bank S.A. and allows the originator to release the majority of capital allocated to the securitised portfolio. The … Read the full press release

EIB, EIF and LBBW partner over helping SMEs in Germany coup with the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic and inflation

LBBW will provide loans of up to €960 million on favourable terms to small businesses (SMEs) in Germany. The synthetic securitisation transaction between the EIB, EIF and LBBW aims to assist SMEs with their recovery from the negative impact of the … Read the full press release

La BEI, le FEI et LBBW s’associent pour aider les PME allemandes à faire face à l’impact négatif de la pandémie de coronavirus et de l’inflation

LBBW accordera des prêts allant jusqu’à 960 millions d’euros à des conditions favorables aux petites entreprises (PME) en Allemagne. L’opération de titrisation synthétique entre la BEI, le FEI et LBBW vise à aider les PME à se remettre de l’impact négatif … Read the full press release

The European Investment Fund (EIF) commits EUR 50 million to the World Fund, Europe’s leading climate tech VC fund

World Fund invests in European climate tech start-ups The start-ups have the potential to save at least 100 million tons of CO2-equivalents per year The funds will be deployed across Europe – with a partial remit to invest in Germany … Read the full press release

UniCredit to free up capital from securitised €2 billion portfolio in support of Italian SMEs and Mid-caps guaranteed by the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund

EIB Group (EIB & EIF) guarantee to UniCredit to mobilise approximately €2 billion in support of Italian SMEs and Mid-caps. The operation is supported by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) — the main pillar of … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

Fondo di Garanzia to support EUR 1 billion of financing to 20,000 SMEs in Italy over the next year

BRUSSELS, 04-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Fondo di Garanzia per le PMI, have signed a COSME agreement in Italy, benefiting from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment … Read the full press release

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), KFW, European Investment Fund (EIF) to invest in mezzanine tranche of cash securitization of lease receivables extended to SMEs in Italy

ROME, 7-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), KFW and the European Investment Fund (EIF) jointly invested in a mezzanine tranche of a cash securitization of lease receivables extended to small – and – medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Italy. … Read the full press release

Die Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) unterzeichnet europaweit erste RSI-Rückgarantievereinbarung für innovative Unternehmen

Die Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH (aws) ist die erste Förderbank Europas, die mit dem European Investment Fund (EIF) eine Rückgarantievereinbarung im Rahmen des „Risk Sharing Instrument“ (RSI) unterzeichnet. Damit erleichtert die aws innovativen österreichischen KMU und mittelständischen Unternehmen den Zugang zu … Read the full press release

The EIB Group to increase its support to SMEs for the period 2013 to 2015 thanks to the EIB’s capital increase agreed in 2012

13-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It is vital that small and medium-sized businesses are able to invest, even during a downturn. The EIB Group (EIB and EIF) is increasing its support to SMEs for the period 2013 to 2015 thanks to … Read the full press release