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Thousands of SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe have been able to start-up or expand their businesses thanks to the EIF. The entrepreneurs below have all benefitted from equity capital or loans backed by the EU provided by a wide range of financial institutions, acting locally as EIF's  financial intermediaries. 

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How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KredEx case study: Muhu Leib (Estonia), bakery

  •  Release date: 17 October 2017
There’s something about warm, home-made bread that makes it taste so much better. Martin Sepping’s business idea is built on this very special attraction of home-made bread. His aim is to bring the freshness and authenticity of home-baking to the market.

How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - CERSA case study: Holidays2Malaga (Spain), holiday home rental

  •  Release date: 13 October 2017
Holidays2Málaga is a family business established with all the enthusiasm and desire to showcase the best of the Costa del Sol to local and foreign visitors. Over the past 10 years, the company which was founded by Javier Villalón and his wife Trinidad Mena, has built up a strong selection of holiday rental properties ready to accommodate all types of guests in Malaga and Fuengirola.

How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Confidicoop Marche case study: Umbria Legno (Italy), woodworks, construction

  •  Release date: 11 October 2017
The company was set up in May 2016 and is active in the field of transformation and marketing of wood and garden furniture. Relying on highly motivated and experienced staff with extensive knowledge of Umbria’s territory and local economy, Umbria Legno pride themselves in their ability to satisfy any kind of requirement, specialising in the design, eco-friendly manufacture and installation of wooden and lamellar structures, from canopies to roofs and garden furniture. Basically, as far ...

How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - National Bank of Greece case study: Smile Pharmacy (Greece), pharmaceutical services

  •  Release date: 09 October 2017
Anna Fotinis Sakkou Pharmacy (Smile Pharmacy) is a family business in Glyfada that started back in 1980. Today’s second generation of pharmacists have been striving to keep up with challenging times and changing market dynamics.

Erasmus+ Master’s Loan: Boris Kuzmanov

  •  Release date: 02 August 2017
Growing up in Kozloduy in northern Bulgaria, Boris is no stranger to nuclear technologies; Situated on the Danube river, near the border with Romania, Kozloduy is home to Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant and Boris developed an interest in nuclear energy from a young age.


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