We provide equity financing primarily investing or co-investing along with funds focused on infrastructure, the environment, or small- and medium-sized enterprises and mid-size corporations. In some cases, the Bank also provides direct quasi-equity financing to support innovative companies in seek of financing to grow.
Six key benefits
Our investments represent 10% to 20% of the fund size, with a maximum of 25%.
We offer tenors that reflect the fund’s life – normally 10-12 years, but the tenor can be 25 years or more.
We typically delegate investment decisions to the fund manager.
EIB co-invests in projects or portfolio companies, which allow smaller funds to get involved in bigger projects.
Available for novice or experienced investment teams, in all EIB regions of activity.
Support from the EIB is often seen by private investors as a seal of approval, thereby catalysing additional funding and multiplying our impact.
Our products and services
We improve the lives of citizens in the EU and beyond. We support small businesses, while enhancing climate action and innovation. We also focus on energy transition and urban sustainability. We create prosperity for all EU regions, so that they reach their full potential.