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
AGRI Italy Platform Uncapped Guarantee Instrument
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
Documentary Finance Facility – Bulgaria
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
Asset Management Umbrella Fund (AMUF)
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
AGRI Italy Platform Uncapped Guarantee Instrument
ALTER’NA – ESIF EARFD Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Baltic Innovation Fund (BIF)
Central Europe Fund of Funds (CEFoF)
Croatian Venture Capital Initiative (CVCi FoF)
Competitiveness Fund-of-Funds for SMEs in Romania
Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Initiative East Guarantee Facility (DCFTA)
Dutch Growth Co-Investment Programme
Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI-II)
EAFRD FoF Romania
European Recovery Programme (ERP)
ERP-EIF Co-Investment Growth Facility
INAF – French National Agricultural Initiative
Regional Fund-of-Funds Romania
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Czech Republic
ESIF Fund-of-Funds Greece
The Silesia EIF Fund of Funds
La Financière Région Réunion
The EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate (EREM)
Greater Anatolia Guarantee Facility (GAGF)
G43 - Anatolian Venture Capital Fund Project
InvestBG Equity Instrument
LfA-EIF Facility
Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF)
Mezzanine 'Fund of Fund' for Germany (MDD)
Polish Growth Fund of Funds (PGFF)
Portugal Venture Capital Initiative (PVCi)
Scottish-European Growth Co-Investment Programme
Slovene Equity Growth Investment Programme (SEGIP)
Swedish Venture Initiative (SVI)
Turkish Growth and Innovation Fund (TGIF)
Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility (WB EDIF)
Croatian Growth Investment Programme (CROGIP)

How does EIF contribute to EFSI

EFSI structure

The figures on this page are not part of formal EIF reporting on EFSI. Therefore, they are provisional and unaudited. The figures are subject to change. 

As part of the EIB Group, EIF is committed to the implementation of EFSI. The investment volume expected to be triggered under the EFSI SME Window by summer 2018 amounts to EUR 75bn. This entails an estimated fifteen-fold leverage, meaning that every EUR 1 guaranteed by EIF would generate EUR 15 of investment in the real economy, at the level of SMEs and mid-caps. Year-end 2015 results lend support to the accuracy of this initial prudent estimate. EIF is delivering impressive results in favour of smaller businesses as part of the Investment Plan for Europe. 

The resources under EFSI are enabling EIF to deploy its existing support for SMEs at a higher and faster rate than initially anticipated and to increase its response to a very strong market demand. Initial EFSI resources under the SME Window are used to accelerate and enhance the deployment of existing EU flagship programmes - COSME and InnovFin - which EIF manages on behalf of the European Commission and to significantly increase by EUR 2.5bn the Risk Capital Resources (RCR) mandate for equity investments, which EIB has entrusted to EIF.

Through the EIF-NPI Equity Investment Platform, a non-binding governance framework, EIF offers the possibility for National Promotional Institutions (NPIs) to match the total budget of investments under the EFSI SME Window on a 1:1 basis. In addition, through the EIF-NPI Securitisation Initiative (ENSI)  - a cooperation and risk sharing platform with several NPIs - EIF aims at providing more funding to SMEs by revitalizing the SME Securitisation market while catalysing resources from the private sector. These initiatives are an opportunity for EIF and NPIs to establish a closer, more coordinated operational interaction, reflecting the spirit of EFSI aiming to achieve a much wider outreach in support of SMEs.

Under EFSI, EIF is now implementing a new set of equity financial instruments to support more vulnerable entities within the EU ecosystem, encompassing micro, small and medium enterprises, social enterprises, social sector organisations and small mid-caps, in specific EU policy areas. Read more about EFSI equity


Read more about EFSI

Press releases related to EIF's operations under EFSI

Case studies of businesses supported by EIF's intermediaries under EFSI

EFSI Governance

EIB's role in EFSI

EIF - EFSI Multiplier Methodology calculation and other EFSI documents


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