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
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
EaSI Guarantee Financial 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
EFSI Equity instrument
Regional Development - Country and sector-specific initiatives
Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF)
Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI-II)
European Recovery Programme (ERP)
FOSTER TPE-PME Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées
Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility (GAGF)
G43 - Anatolian Venture Capital Fund Project
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)
The EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate (EREM)
Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility II (WB EDIF II)

We cooperate with a wide range of financial intermediaries such as banks, leasing companies, guarantee funds, mutual guarantee institutions, promotional banks or any other financial institution providing financing to SMEs, or guarantees for SME financing. Our guarantee instruments consist of two main products supporting access to finance for SMEs:

  • Credit Enhancement/Securitisation
    (Guarantees for securitised SME financing instruments)

We are recognised as Europe's leading provider of triple A-rated credit enhancement in SME securitisations. We benefit from Multilateral Development Bank status, which enables financial institutions to apply a 0% risk-weighting to assets we guarantee. Typically, we guarantee certain tranches of notes (senior and/or mezzanine tranches) issued through a SME securitisation transaction.

  • Guarantees/counter-guarantees for portfolios of micro-credits, SME loans or leases
    (Management of European Commission initiatives)

As a result of our recognised expertise in the SME guarantee market, we manage several mandates on behalf of the European Commission or of national and regional Managing Authorities.

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