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EIF-NPI Equity Platform
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EIF-NPI Equity Platform

Partnering with national and regional promotional institutions active across the EU Member States to promote best practices in policy-driven equity investments and to enhance access to funding for SMEs and midcaps.

The EIF-NPI Equity Platform is a collaborative initiative launched by the EIF in 2016, which promotes knowledge sharing and best practices between the EIF and national promotional institutions (NPIs) or banks (NPBs) across EU Member States. Its goal is to enhance access to funding for SMEs and midcaps, support the defragmentation of equity markets, and match national, EU and private sources of funding.

This initiative has been established in the context of the Investment Plan for Europe, responding to priorities set by EU stakeholders and NPIs. Since then, it has guided the EIF and NPIs in implementing equity investments, including EFSI-related activities. The EIF shares the objectives of NPIs  with respect to supporting a well-functioning European venture capital and private equity ecosystem. 

NPI members actively participate in a multilateral General Forum dedicated to defining strategic opportunities and facilitating enhanced collaboration among NPIs as well as the EIF. The General Forum currently consists of 47 members from 29 European countries. NPIs interested in becoming members of the General Forum can apply at any time by following the instructions under "How to apply". 

The General Forum elects some of its members to serve in a Consultative Forum that focuses on specific topics related to operational and investment cooperation, including through the EIF-NPI Enhanced Cooperation Model. This has allowed the EIF and NPIs to develop common tools and templates aimed at harmonising and standardising interaction with fund managers such as:

  • Due Diligence Building Blocks
  • Track Record Tool
  • Key Legal Principles
  • Fund Reporting

Who is eligible to become a member of the EIF-NPI Equity Platform General Forum?

The initiative is targeting national promotional institutions (NPIs) or banks (NPBs) active in the EU Member States. Interested institutions which are eligible as per the definition set out in the Charter (below) can apply for membership in the EIF-NPI Equity Platform General Forum. Membership is governed by a Charter, and the workings of the General Forum are governed by established rules of procedure.

How to apply for membership to the EIF-NPI Equity Platform General Forum

If you are interested in becoming a member, please refer to the Charter, which sets out the eligibility for NPI Members and Aligned Members in more detail, and submit the relevant Application Form to NPIEquityPlatform(at)eif.org
  1. Charter Executed by Founding Members
  2. Application Form for NPI Members
  3. Application Form for Aligned Members

Data Protection: 
Any personal data processed in the context of the EIF-NPI Equity Platform is processed by the EIF in compliance with its data protection statement.

For risk capital funds targeting SMEs and small mid-caps:
Find details on how to submit your investment proposal to EIF’s Equity Investment department. 

For SMEs and small mid-caps:
If you are looking for finance, please address to EIF's financial intermediaries directly. Please note that final funding approval lies solely with the financial intermediary. For more information please visit EIF_for SMEs.


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