Sizeable investments

Investments representing 10% to 20% of the fund size, with a maximum of 25%.


Flexible tenors

Tenors that reflect the fund’s life – normally 10-12 years, but the tenor can be 25 years or more.


Hands-off approach

Investment decisions delegated to the fund manager.


Access larger projects

Co-investments in projects or portfolio companies allow smaller funds to get involved in bigger projects.


Signalling effect

Support from the EIB is often seen by private investors as a seal of approval, thereby catalyzing additional funding and multiplying our impact.

Who is eligible

  • Private funds
  • Captive funds or investment platforms sponsored by public sector entities

What is eligible

Investment strategies that are aligned with one or more EIB priorities. The fund manager ensures the portfolio companies shall pursue capital expenditure associated with clearly defined, economically viable projects around climate action or infrastructure.

Our typical investment size is between €25 and €60 million, but can go up to €200 million under certain conditions. The EIB shall not hold the largest commitment in a fund and will not invest in open-ended (evergreen) funds unless there is a pre-determined exit route for EIB’s investment. The EIB can also co-invest in investee companies provided that these are financed and managed by the fund the EIB has invested in. Both novice and experienced investment teams can qualify.

The EIB targets returns in line with market standards, through cash or capitalised interest, profit participation, equity kickers or alternative participating mechanisms.

Find information on pricing, geographical availability and other terms.

Financing options

Infrastructure equity/debt funds

EIB invests in infrastructure equity and debt funds. The funds must have a focused investment strategy, addressing EU priority objectives.

Environmental equity funds

We invest in funds specialising in environmental finance. Our investments often attract more money from the private sector.

Project cycle

A project financed by EIB typically goes through seven major stages: proposal, appraisal, approval, signature, disbursement, monitoring/reporting and repayment.



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