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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

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

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

EIB and Hypo Vorarlberg Partner to Finance Energy-Efficient Housing Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Hypo Vorarlberg have inked agreements to fund the construction of highly energy-efficient residential buildings. The deal comprises a synthetic securitisation transaction and a funding transaction, totaling €61 million. This initiative aims to … 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

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

EIB Group Signs PLN 2 Billion Securitisation Agreement with EFL to Support Polish SMEs and Sustainable Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) has entered into a revolving synthetic securitisation agreement with Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A. (EFL) for a PLN 2 billion portfolio of leasing receivables. EFL commits to provide PLN 2.5 billion in … Read the full press release

EIB Group and Santander Collaborate on Securitisation Deal to Boost Green Mortgages and Energy Efficiency Investments in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, comprising the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund, has partnered with Santander in a synthetic securitisation transaction aimed at supporting energy efficiency investments in Spain. The initiative focuses on financing the … Read the full press release

EIB and EIF Partner with Santander to Advance Energy Efficiency Investments in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF) have collaborated with Santander in a synthetic securitisation transaction aimed at supporting energy efficiency investments in Spain. The initiative focuses on financing nearly-zero-emission building construction and the renovation … 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

EIF and LocalTapiola Partner to Provide €32 Million in Loans to Finnish Small Businesses

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and LocalTapiola Corporate Lending I GP Ltd, a Finnish alternative lender, have signed two portfolio guarantee agreements, enabling the provision of €32 million in new loans to small businesses and mid-caps in Finland. … Read the full press release

EIF and Laboral Kutxa Partner to Boost Micro-Businesses and Social Enterprises in Spain with €145 Million Support

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has entered into an agreement with Laboral Kutxa to provide a portfolio guarantee aimed at mobilizing €145 million in support of micro-businesses, social enterprises, and social entrepreneurs in Spain. This collaboration, made possible … 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 Millennium bcp Partner to Provide €405 Million in InvestEU Financing to Portuguese SMEs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Millennium bcp (BCP) have signed a €405 million InvestEU-backed guarantee agreement to support investment in Portugal. The financing will focus on key EU priorities, including sustainability, innovation, digitalization, social entrepreneurship, and more. … 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

European Investment Fund and Fintech Firm Invoier Join Forces to Empower SMEs in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Swedish fintech firm Invoier have entered into a significant €58 million guarantee agreement to enhance funding accessibility for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses through loans and invoice trading. Supported … Read the full press release

EIF Invests €40 Million in Blume Equity to Boost European Climate Tech Startups

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is injecting €40 million into Blume Equity, a leading European climate tech growth fund, with support from the InvestEU program. This investment, one of EIF’s largest in a first-time growth-stage fund, aims to … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Backs Croatian Innovation with CVCi 2 Funding

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of Croatia have announced a funding agreement for the Croatian Venture Capital Initiative 2 (CVCi 2). This program builds on the success of the … Read the full press release

EIF and Arbevel Partner to Provide €72 Million Boost for SMEs and Sustainability through InvestEU

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) backed by the InvestEU program has partnered with Arbevel to provide a portfolio guarantee of up to €72 million in financing for SMEs and lower mid-caps. This agreement encompasses three InvestEU windows: “Innovation … Read the full press release

Banque Populaire, SOCAMA, and EIF Sign €1 Billion Agreement to Support French SMEs

(IN BRIEF) Banque Populaire, Fédération Nationale des SOCAMA, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed a €1 billion loan counter-guarantee agreement under the SME Competitiveness InvestEU program. Over two decades, this partnership with EIF has facilitated €9 billion in … 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

EIF and Banco Santander Partner to Support SMEs with €200 Million Guarantee for Green and Digital Innovations

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Banco Santander have signed an InvestEU portfolio guarantee agreement worth €200 million to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small mid-caps in Spain and other EU countries. With this guarantee, Banco … Read the full press release

EIF and SG Equipment Finance Collaborate to Boost Digital Transition for Czech and Slovak Companies with €25 Million Investment

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a portfolio guarantee with SG Equipment Finance to support up to €25 million in new lending for innovative SMEs and small Mid-Caps in Czechia and Slovakia. The financing, backed by the … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank and Bulgarian Development Bank Collaborate to Enhance SME Financing in Bulgaria

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) have signed a €175 million loan agreement to improve access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in Bulgaria. The loan aims to support companies … Read the full press release

EIF Provides €3 Million Loan to Patria Credit to Expand Access to Finance for Romanian Micro-Farms

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a €3 million subordinated loan agreement with Patria Credit IFN to support micro-farms and expand access to finance in Romania. The transaction, backed by InvestEU, aims to help Patria Credit reach … Read the full press release

EIF Commits €25 Million to Radix Ventures to Bridge Funding Gap for Central and Eastern Europe’s Deep Tech Entrepreneurs

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) is investing €25 million in Radix Ventures, a deep tech venture capital fund based in Central and Eastern Europe. The investment aims to address the funding gap for deep tech founders in the … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Partners with EIB and ICO to Boost Spanish SMEs and Promote Green Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the EIB Group, has joined forces with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) to invest in asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by BBVA. This collaborative … 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

Spanish Social Impact Fund ‘IB Deuda Impacto España’ Receives €30 Million Investment from EIF

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) has committed €30 million as a cornerstone investment in the ‘IB Deuda Impacto España’ fund, which supports Spanish businesses investing in high social impact areas. MicroBank, CaixaBank’s social arm, has also contributed €10 … Read the full press release

InvestEU-backed Partnership to Stimulate SME Growth and Digitalization in Slovenia

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and SID Bank have signed a guarantee agreement worth €42 million to unlock €72 million in new loans for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Slovenia. The agreement, backed by InvestEU, will … Read the full press release