InvestEU: Romanian microfinance strengthened by new European Investment Fund backing for BT Mic

  •   Release date: 27 September 2022
Access to microfinance by entrepreneurs and farmers across Romania will be enhanced by new cooperation between the European Investment Fund and BT Mic, Romania’s largest microfinance institution formally announced in Bucharest today.

Alain Godard nominated as Chairman and Managing Director of the European fund for digital sovereignty

  •   Release date: 19 September 2022
Mr Alain Godard has been nominated as Chairman and Managing Director of a new high-level initiative. He will take up his duties on 1st January 2023.

Junction Growth Investors lands €30m EU backing in first close of energy fund

  •   Release date: 16 September 2022
Belgian growth equity fund Junction has announced first close of its new energy fund at €75 million, including a €30 million contribution from the European Investment Fund (EIF). The EIF participation in the fund is made possible through the support of the European Commission’s InvestEU programme, as well as the Dutch Future Fund (DFF). The new fund is focused on impact-driven companies developing software and hardware solutions that enable the energy transition. Notably, it ...

UniCredit: New loans worth €5.6 billion for small and medium businesses in Italy, Germany and Bulgaria via three EIB-backed synthetic securitisation operations

  •   Release date: 15 September 2022
UniCredit Group and the EIB Group, which includes the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), have recently implemented three synthetic credit portfolio securitisation operations that will enable UniCredit to provide €5 billion in new loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Italy, Germany and Bulgaria.

InvestEU in Germany: EIF and KfW Capital support female Green Generation Fund for sustainable startups

  •   Release date: 02 September 2022
The Green Generation Fund (GGF) founded by Manon Littek and Janna Ensthaler has raised €100 million for investments in innovative food tech and green tech startups. The European Investment Fund (EIF) contributed €25 million backed by an EU budget guarantee from the new InvestEU programme. KfW Capital provided €10 million. Littek and Ensthaler are thus among the very few female founders in Europe who have raised capital on this scale.
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