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.
Our investments represent 10% to 20% of the fund size, with a maximum of 25%.
We offer tenors that reflect the fund’s life – normally 10-12 years, but the tenor can be 25 years or more.
We typically delegate investment decisions to the fund manager.
EIB co-invests in projects or portfolio companies, which allow smaller funds to get involved in bigger projects.
Available for novice or experienced investment teams, in all EIB regions of activity.
Support from the EIB is often seen by private investors as a seal of approval, thereby catalysing additional funding and multiplying our impact.
Investments in equity and debt funds which are focused on projects dealing with climate action and/or infrastructure.
Investments in debt and equity funds focused on private sector development and/or pursuing social impact goals mainly outside the EU.