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Román Escolano joins the EIB

  •  Release date: 01/09/2014
Román Escolano has been appointed by the Board of Governors as Vice-President and member of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). He will take up his duties on 1 September 2014.

Germany: A7 extension: first financing operation in Germany with EU project bonds

  •  Release date: 27/08/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing some EUR 170 million for a central stretch of the A7 motorway, which is being financed by means of a project bond. Firstly, the EIB is providing a subordinated financing tranche (Project Bond Credit Enhancement, "PBCE") under its Project Bond Initiative, which has considerably improved the risk profile for capital market investors in the project. Together with institutional investors the EIB also invests in bonds issued by contractors.

EIB President Werner Hoyer on first official visit to Honduras

  •  Release date: 14/08/2014
On his first official visit to Honduras Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), met today with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in the country’s capital. Further meetings were held with Finance Minister Wilfredo Rafael Cerrato and Minister of Infrastructure Roberto Ordoñez. The talks focused on the Bank’s engagement in the country’s transport and energy sector. EIB’s visit was supported by the EU Delegation to Honduras.

South Africa: Eskom and the EIB agree a new €75 million loan for 100 MW concentrating solar power plant

  •  Release date: 07/08/2014
Eskom and Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB), have agreed a new €75 million (R1.1 billion) finance contract to support Eskom’s 100MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant close to Upington in the Northern Cape.

South Africa: EIB finances the DBSA’s R1,4 billion renewable energy project in Northern Cape

  •  Release date: 06/08/2014
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is pleased to announce that it signed with the European Investment Bank (EIB) a R1,4 billion finance contract to support the development of the  !Ka Xu 100 MW concentrated solar power in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

United Kingdom: GBP 100m for investment in new equipment by UK companies

  •  Release date: 04/08/2014
Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, has agreed to provide GBP 100m to Societe Generale Equipment Finance to support investment by UK based small and medium sized companies over the next two years. The dedicated lending programme, that includes a matching contribution from Societe Generale Equipment Finance, is expected to help firms invest in transport, high-tech and industrial equipment by providing lower cost financing for up to 8 years.

Germany: ABS loan for SMEs: EIB participates in securitisation deal with IKB Leasing

  •  Release date: 01/08/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing IKB Leasing GmbH (IKBL) with EUR 97 million by purchasing asset-backed securities (ABS). The transaction was closed yesterday. It will contribute to further opening up the securitisation market for financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany.

Spain: EIB-CaixaBank: EUR 300 million financing agreement for SMEs and midcaps

  •  Release date: 28/07/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and CaixaBank have today signed a EUR 300 million loan contract to finance investment and working capital projects promoted by SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and midcaps. In addition to the EUR 300 million provided by the EIB, CaixaBank is undertaking to invest the same amount, bringing the total amount of finance to be made available to this segment of the market to EUR 600 million.

Spain: EIB lends EUR 90 million to four rural banks to finance SMEs

  •  Release date: 25/07/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and four rural banks – Bantierra, Caja Rural de Granada, Caja Rural de Navarra and Caja Rural de Teruel – have signed an agreement for EUR 90 million to finance investment and working capital projects for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs – firms with up to 250 employees) and midcaps (up to 3 000 employees).

Italy: EIB lends EUR 100 million for investment in research and innovation by Bracco imaging

  •  Release date: 24/07/2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 100 million towards the Bracco Group’s investment in research and development (R&D). The operation was signed today in Rome by EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco and Bracco Group CEO Diana Bracco.

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