Funds and any other form of collective investment vehicles
EFSI can support investments in equity, hybrid or debt funds with a focused investment strategy addressing EU priorities and through the EIF funds focusing on small and medium-sized companies.
The EIB may co-invest or provide co-financing to eligible projects alongside third parties, such as investment platforms, either under fully delegated structures or with active EIB involvement into the due diligence and structuring process.
How are projects selected for EFSI financing?
To benefit from EFSI resources deployed through the EIB, your projects need to undergo the standard EIB due diligence process. This process helps to verify if your project is eligible for EIB financing. If it is and the operational department proposes that it be backed by EFSI, it will be presented to the independent Investment Committee to decide on the use of the EU-guarantee.
How should small and medium-sized companies apply for EFSI financing?
SMEs and midcaps interested in applying for loans and equity capital under EFSI should contact EIB and EIF financial intermediaries directly. Please note that EIF does not provide funding or guarantees to individuals or companies and that the final funding approval lies solely with the financial intermediary. For details see: EIF for SME finance.