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.


Sizeable investments

Our investments represent 10% to 20% of the fund size, with a maximum of 25%.


Flexible tenors

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


Hands-off approach

We typically delegate investment decisions to the fund manager.


Accessible capital

EIB co-invests in projects or portfolio companies, which allow smaller funds to get involved in bigger projects.


Bespoke financing

Available for novice or experienced investment teams, in all EIB regions of activity.


Signalling effect

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

Venture debt or quasi-equity is financing tailored for fast growing, innovative SMEs and mid-caps seeking to accelerate their growth and invest in research and development.

Large corporatesSMEs and mid-caps

Investments in debt and equity funds focused in private sector development and/or pursuing social impact goals mainly outside the EU.

FundsSMEs and mid-caps


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