CDP Venture Capital and EIF: launch of Indaco Bio, first fund to emerge from co-investment partnership to foster technology transfer in Italy

  •   Release date: 18 May 2022
CDP Venture Capital and the European Investment Fund (EIF, part of the EIB Group) have announced their joint investment in Indaco Bio, a new venture capital fund specialising in financing technology transfer processes in the life sciences sector.

Eurazeo announces key milestones for its Eurazeo sustainable maritime infrastructure fund

  •   Release date: 10 May 2022
Eurazeo announces today that major steps have been taken by its Eurazeo Sustainable Maritime Infrastructure (ESMI) fund in its commitment to support the transition of the global maritime industry to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, in line with the European Green Deal’s ambition. This sustainable investment objective enables ESMI to be classified as Article 9 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

EIF unlocks €4.65 million to support entrepreneurship and job creation in Roma communities under the EaSI programme

  •   Release date: 11 April 2022
The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a guarantee agreement with REDI Economic Development S.A. (REDI) that will make €4.65 million available to enhance access to finance for entrepreneurs operating in Roma communities in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and North Macedonia. This initiative, backed by the European Union and provided under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), will have a strong impact on Roma communities, ensuring financing for more than 300 ...

BlueInvest: Commission and EIF agree to mobilize EUR 500 million with new equity initiative for blue economy

  •   Release date: 28 March 2022
At the BlueInvest Days 2022 in Brussels, Commissioner Virginius Sinkevičius and EIF Deputy Chief Executive, Roger Havenith announced today a new dedicated equity initiative  for the blue economy under InvestEU. The initiative will mobilize an additional EUR 500 million of EU funds for financial intermediaries investing in this sector. Commissioner Sinkevičius also announced that the European Commission’s successful BlueInvest initiative will continue beyond 2022 until 2026.

Slovenia: EIF and SID Banka provide additional €100 million to support early-stage startups, scale-ups and family businesses

  •   Release date: 25 March 2022
The European Investment Fund (EIF), part of the European Investment Bank Group, and Slovenia’s national promoter bank, SID Banka, have agreed to expand the Slovene Equity Growth Investment Programme (SEGIP) with an additional €100 million. The top-up funds will support early-stage, innovative startups, scale-ups, and the increasing number of family businesses in Slovenia with succession concerns. The expansion of SEGIP will further improve the competitiveness of the Slovenian ...
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