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EIF Working Paper 2017/40, "Financing Patterns of European SMEs Revisited : An Updated Empirical Taxonomy and Determinants of SME Financing Clusters"

  •   Release date: 06 March 2017
This EIF Working Paper investigates financing patterns of European SMEs by looking at different financing instruments and their complementary or respectively substitutive use, based on the SAFE dataset collected in 2015. Applying cluster analyses, the authors develop an empirical taxonomy of SME financing patterns in Europe. In order to investigate the cluster stability over time, they replicate an approach by Moritz et al. (EIF Working Paper 2015/30), who used the SAFE data from 2013. In ...

EIF Working Paper 2017/39: “Guaranteeing Social Enterprises – The EaSI way”

  •   Release date: 23 February 2017
This Working Paper summarises the current state of the external financing markets of the Social Enterprises targeted by the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) guarantee program. The report starts by elaborating on the interpretation of what constitutes a Social Enterprise under the EaSI program. It goes on to provide an overview of the EaSI Social Enterprise sector in Europe and a discussion of its external financing market challenges. It furthermore discusses initiatives undertaken to ...

EIF Corporate Operational Plan 2017-2019

  •   Release date: 20 December 2016
EIF’s strategy is developed and implemented through its operational priorities, financial management and internal activity and processes. The Corporate Operational Plan (COP) formulates and quantifies these priorities and goals over three years and is central to the work of staff. One of the key priorities remains the continued efficient implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EIF, as part of the EIB Group, is committed to working closely with the European ...

EIF Working Paper 2016/38 - Growth patterns of EIF-backed startups - Volume II of "The European venture capital landscape: an EIF perspective"

  •   Release date: 16 December 2016
This paper analyses the performance trends of investees after receiving EIF support. The aim is to establish a taxonomy of start-ups according to their growth trends. Using a wide range of descriptive statistics, the first part of the work documents the remarkable growth of EIF-backed start-ups, both on average and median terms. The second part of the work carries a cluster analysis that combines different measures of firm medium-term development. The EIF Working Papers are designed to make ...

European Angels Fund (EAF) leaflet

  •   Release date: 07 December 2016
The European Angels Fund (EAF) provides equity to Business Angels and other non-institutional investors for the financing of innovative companies in the form of co-investments. Read more at:


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