What we do
Equity products
Technology Transfer
European Angels Fund (EAF) - Co-investments with Business Angels
Venture capital
The Social Impact Accelerator (SIA)
Lower mid-market
Mezzanine Facility for Growth
Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme
EFSI Equity instrument
Single EU Equity Financial Instrument
COSME - Equity Facility for Growth
InnovFin Equity
Private equity secondary market transactions
EIF-NPI Equity Platform
Debt products
AGRI Guarantee Facility
Credit enhancement
Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility (CCS GF)
ENSI - Securitisation Initiative
Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Facility
EREM debt products
Single EU Debt Financial Instrument
COSME - Loan Guarantee Facility
InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility
The SME Initiative
The SME Initiative Bulgaria
The SME Initiative Finland
The SME Initiative Italy
The SME Initiative Malta
The SME Initiative Romania
The SME Initiative Spain
Inclusive finance
EaSI Financial Instruments
EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window
EaSI Guarantee Instrument
European Progress Microfinance Facility
Entrepreneurs supported through Progress Microfinance
European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
How does EIF contribute to EFSI
How to apply for EFSI financing
Regional Development - Country and sector-specific initiatives
Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF)
Competitiveness Fund-of-Funds for SMEs in Romania
Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Initiative East Guarantee Facility (DCFTA)
Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI-II)
European Recovery Programme (ERP)
ERP-EIF Co-Investment Growth Facility
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Czech Republic
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Greece
The Silesia EIF Fund of Funds
EstFund
FOSTER TPE-PME Occitanie
Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility (GAGF)
G43 - Anatolian Venture Capital Fund Project
JEREMIE
LfA-EIF Facility
Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF)
Mezzanine 'Fund of Fund' for Germany (MDD)
Polish Growth Fund of Funds (PGFF)
Swedish Venture Initiative (SVI)
Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund (TGIF)
Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme
The EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate (EREM)
Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility II (WB EDIF II)

Our lower mid-market activity covers growth, expansion and mid-market funds, offering SMEs in their growth phase access to equity and hybrid debt-equity finance. These funds may be generalist or sector focused, and may be managed either by first-time teams, emerging managers or more established managers. Expansion and lower mid-market operations contribute to balancing our portfolio by offsetting the higher risk that is usually inherent in early-stage investments.

Are you a fund manager interested to partner with us?

We have a long history of investments in the lower mid-market and have developed a strong expertise and a leading market position in our core segments. We typically participate early in the fundraising process to catalyse and attract other investors’ interest and to help the fund managers reach viable fund sizes. In this role, we also endeavour to promote best practices in the private equity industry. In recent years we have increased our overall level of new commitments for our core market segments, compensating the decrease or disappearance of sponsors and large investors. Additionally, we have increased our support to funds managed by emerging or first time teams, thereby increasing the availability of equity and hybrid debt-equity financing for SME.  Please see how to submit your investment proposal.

 


 
 

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