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EIF Annual Report 2017

  •   Release date: 16 April 2018
On 16 April 2018 the EIF released its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year 2017. The EIF’s 2017 activity reflects the ongoing demand for SME financing in Europe, as well as the EIF’s commitment to serve it. 

The EIF in Greece

  •   Release date: 12 April 2018
Investing in the future of Greek SMEs has been an important area of activity for the EIF. EIF has been helping Greek SMEs with access to finance since 2001. Check out this brochure for more details on our engagement to date.

EIF Internal Audit Charter

  •   Release date: 17 October 2017
The framework defining the mission, scope and procedures associated with Internal Audit’s mission is defined in the Internal Audit Charter.

The entrepreneur's handbook to equity financing with EquiFund

  •   Release date: 12 April 2018
The EquiFund initiative aims to sustain a thriving venture capital ecosystem in Greece.  Entrepreneurs who are at the early stages of setting up and growing their business will find this guide useful in order to better understand the benefits of equity financing.  

EIF Working Paper 2017/044, “Financing Micro Firms in Europe: An Empirical Analysis”, September 2017

  •   Release date: 19 September 2017
The vast majority of firms in Europe are micro firms. This EIF Working Paper investigates the financing patterns of these enterprises. Based on a large European company-level data set, the paper finds that micro firms differ in their financing patterns from small and medium-sized companies. The empirical results show that micro firms are more likely to use internal financing instruments, whereas they are less likely to use state subsidies, trade credit or asset-based financing instruments. ...


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