InvestEU Equity Product
For equity and private debt funds
The EIF has over 25 years experience in addressing SME financing gaps via investments in venture capital, private equity and private credit funds – and has made over €35bn in commitments in the equity space to date.
As an InvestEU Implementing Partner, we are charged with deploying a further €6.5bn to the market, with various policy priorities at the forefront of our investment strategy.
Under InvestEU Equity, the EIF will provide equity investments and co-investments to, or alongside, funds in the areas of venture capital, private equity and private credit, that pursue generalist, specialised or mixed investment strategies.
Investments supported by InvestEU Equity aim to support the following areas:
The scope of InvestEU Equity covers several specific sectors of activity, grouped into Thematic Strategies.
A financial intermediary applying to InvestEU Equity will therefore be expected to address in their investment strategy one or more of the following Thematic Strategies. Under each one of these there also exist a set of underlying Target Areas.
Click on each area to discover them in more depth.
InvestEU is also seeking to boost investments into a variety of Horizontal Priorities - with a view to address gaps in the financing ecosystem. A Financial Intermediary therefore also has the option to flag their investment strategy as addressing one or more of the below Horizontal Priority areas.
The extent to which an applicant's strategy aligns with these Horizontal Priorities may determine the policy fit of their assessment and, therefore also the EIF investment.
Click on each one of these to find out more:
As there are various types of investment options built into the InvestEU Equity Product, it will be important to understand and indicate your application type to match your investment strategy. Use the following diagram to help you.