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United Kingdom: Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100m SME equity fund

  •  Release date: 22/02/2018
The British Business Bank (BBB) has launched a further wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) with up to £100m of equity finance to be made available to small businesses across the West, East and South-East Midlands.
 

France: Brownfields lève 165 M€ auprès de la BEI, de la Caisse des Dépôts et d’une dizaine d’investisseurs institutionnels

  •  Release date: 22/02/2018
Brownfields, opérateur innovant spécialisé dans la dépollution et le redéveloppement de friches industrielles lève ce jour 80 millions d’euros auprès de la BEI et de la Caisse des Dépôts pour continuer à développer son action de dépollution et de reconversion économique de sites industriels, tertiaires ou commerciaux au cœur des villes.
 

EU member states boost EU Bank initiative to tackle migration challenge

  •  Release date: 22/02/2018
Today the EIB welcomed a boost from member states that will support the European Union’s action to support resilience and tackle the migration challenge in its neighbourhood through the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) –an investment plan aimed at supporting job creation in the private sector and key social infrastructure such as water, health and education.
 

Irish Minister visits EIB to discuss European social housing financing

  •  Release date: 22/02/2018
Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and senior government officials today visited the headquarters of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg to discuss future social and affordable housing investment in Ireland. They discussed a potential pilot project and examined funding models from across Europe and ways to broaden EIB support for new social housing investment in Ireland.
 

Bulgaria: EIB and Raiffeisen Leasing join forces to support corporate investment

  •  Release date: 22/02/2018
The EIB has signed an intermediated loan agreement of EUR 30 million with Raiffeisen Leasing Bulgaria to finance projects of small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-cap companies. The loan will allow Raiffeisen Leasing Bulgaria to better address the needs of SMEs and mid-caps, which are the backbone of the Bulgarian economy. 
 

Rwanda: EIB confirms new EUR 24 million backing for private sector investment

  •  Release date: 20/02/2018
New investment and job creation by companies across Rwanda will benefit from EUR 24 million of new financing provided by the EIB in cooperation with local banks.
 

Rwanda: EIB backs first public sewerage network

  •  Release date: 20/02/2018
Thousands of people living in the Rwandan capital Kigali will benefit from the country’s first wastewater treatment plant and public sewerage network supported by the largest ever EIB loan in the country.
 

Working for clean air and energy efficiency in Poland

  •  Release date: 20/02/2018
How to promote and finance a more efficient energy sector in Poland using the instruments of the Investment Plan for Europe, or “Juncker Plan” – that was the theme of a conference organized in Warsaw on the 19th of February by the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) together with the European Commission, the Polish Ministry of Investment and Development (MIiR), the national promotional bank BGK (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego) and the Polish Bank Association.
 

EIB appoints Marjut Santoni as new Secretary General

  •  Release date: 20/02/2018
The President after consulting the Members of the Management Committee of the EIB has appointed Marjut Santoni as Secretary General of the Bank. 
 

Romania: EIB once again joins forces with Banca Transilvania to support corporate investment

  •  Release date: 20/02/2018
The EIB has agreed to lend EUR 75m, the first tranche of an approved loan of EUR 150m, to Banca Transilvania (BT) to co-finance projects undertaken by Romanian SMEs and mid-caps. Around 85% of the EIB funding is dedicated to supporting investments in parts of Romania that are covered by the EU bank’s cohesion and regional development lending priority.
 

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