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Lending is by far our principal activity. We lend to clients of all sizes to support sustainable growth and job creation. Our support is often central to attracting other investors.

Below is a list of our main lending activities:

Project loans

for large developments in excess of EUR 25m

Intermediated loans

made via local banks

Venture capital

helping fund managers invest in high-tech and growth SMEs

Venture debt

Finance for small, high-risk and innovative projects


has benefited from our long term commitment

Equity & fund investment

to catalyse further activity

Co-investment facilities

In order to provide additional firepower to successful fund managers and help realise the full growth potential of Europe’s best start-ups and scale-ups, the EIB Group engages in equity and hybrid debt co-investments with top ranked funds and investment partners.