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.
Five key benefits
Here are the benefits of our investments in funds for infrastructure and the environment
Investments representing 10% to 20% of the fund size, with a maximum of 25%.
Tenors that reflect the fund’s life – normally 10-12 years, but the tenor can be 25 years or more.
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.
Support from the EIB is often seen by private investors as a seal of approval, thereby catalyzing additional funding and multiplying our impact.
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Who is eligible
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.
We have aligned all our financing activities with the principles and goals of the Paris Agreement, a commitment that builds a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.