EUR 500m investment scheme opens to support Greek business

  •   Release date: 12 January 2021
Companies across Greece can now benefit from a new EUR 500 million European Investment Fund initiative to be managed across the country by five leading local banks.

France: EIB Group and BNP Paribas launch new securitisation operation to support French companies facing the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis

  •   Release date: 07 January 2021
The EIB Group, made up of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF), and BNP Paribas have announced the signature of a synthetic securitisation to support French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps hit by the consequences of an unprecedented pandemic crisis.

European Scale-up Action for Risk Capital (ESCALAR) kicks off: First ESCALAR project signed with Swedish equity fund manager eEquity

  •   Release date: 07 January 2021
The first transaction under the joint European Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) “European Scale-up Action for Risk capital” (ESCALAR) pilot programme, backed by the Investment Plan for Europe, has been signed. The first project concerns eEquity IV fund, which will support scale-ups and high-growth SMEs and small mid-caps in several EU Member States, with a focus on the Nordics.

European backing for early stage life sciences innovation specialist BioGeneration Ventures – BGV IV closes at €140 million

  •   Release date: 07 January 2021
BGV now one of the largest biotech investors in early stage ventures and company creation in Europe; BGV Fund IV closes with €30 million backing from EIF Participation of the European Investment Fund backed by European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), main pillar of Investment Plan for Europe BGV IV already made four investments with focus on entrepreneurial therapeutic innovation

EU increases its commitment to support Maltese SMEs up to €28 million

  •   Release date: 18 December 2020
In light of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Maltese economy, the EIB Group (European Investment Bank – EIB and European Investment Fund – EIF) has signed an agreement with the Government of Malta and the European Commission to increase financing available under the SME Initiative in Malta. The agreement was signed today by EIF Chief Executive Alain Godard, EIB Director Miguel Morgado, Hon. Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, Parliamentary Secretary European Funds within the ...

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