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    Investments in infrastructure and environmental funds

    Investments in equity and debt funds which are focused on projects dealing with climate action and/or infrastructure. We also engage in equity and hybrid debt co-investments with top ranked funds and investment partners.


    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

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

    Infrastructure equity funds 
    Infrastructure debt funds 

    Environmental equity funds

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

    Environmental funds 

    Project cycle

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


    Lending to clients of all sizes to support sustainable growth and job creation


    Through our investments in equity and funds we stimulate and catalyse private capital


    Covering risks of large and small projects, as well as loan portfolios

    Advisory services  

    Technical and financial expertise for our clients