October 2016

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Raiffeisen-Leasing completes EUR 440m securitisation transaction

“ROOF Leasing Austria S.A. Comp. 2016”
Collaboration with European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund
Raiffeisen Bank International AG as sole arranger
Competitive leasing finance for small and medium-sized enterprises
The EIB Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), has supported a Raiffeisen-Leasing securitisation transaction of EUR 440m. EIB invested EUR 150m and ING Germany EUR 250m in the senior notes. The tranche b…


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EIB and Caisse des dépôts provide EUR 150m in financing for Operation Campus in Strasbourg

President of the University of Strasbourg Michel Deneken, European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle and Caisse des dépôts Grand Est Regional Director Patrick François signed financing agreements totalling EUR 150m (EUR 90m from the EIB and EUR 60m from the Caisse des dépôts) as part of Operation Campus. “This financing illustrates the priority we are giving to training and youth employment,” said Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle during the signing ceremony. “By providing U…


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EIB provides financing to Adamo to extend high-speed fibre-optic broadband in Spain under the InnovFin programme

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 10m loan with Spanish company Adamo Telecom Iberia to support the expansion of its “fibre-to-the-home” network in several Spanish regions. The project plans to bring this technology to up to 200 000 new homes – providing them with the fastest internet access possible – and has the support of “InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance” (MGF) for the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The EIB financing for Adamo will facilitate the cont…


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EIB in SME securitisation transaction with National Bank of Greece to help boost access of Greek SMEs and Midcaps to affordable financing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has concluded an anchor investment in a major securitisation transaction executed by the National Bank of Greece. In total, the Group has committed EUR 250 million to help NBG restore access to funding for SMEs and Midcaps in Greece. This is a ground-breaking transaction which underlines the EU bank’s commitment to Greece and the Greek real economy. The transaction aims to enhance the access of Greek SMEs and Midcaps to affordable financing. It benefit…


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EIB call on innovative Irish firms to seek funding under ‘Investment Plan for Europe’ as Malin highlights impact of EUR 70m loan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Malin Corporation plc (ISE:MLC,“Malin”), an Irish-based global life sciences company, today highlighted how research and innovation is already benefiting from the EIB’s support at a Dublin event attended by representatives of Irish universities, business associations and life science companies. The Irish Government, EIB and European Commission outlined new lending available for innovative firms and called on Irish companies to consider investment backed …


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EU supports employment and innovation in Portugal with a EUR 20 million EIB loan under the Investment Plan for Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed today a EUR 20 million loan with Caixa Económica Montepio Geral to foster employment and start-ups in Portugal. The loan is guaranteed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the heart of the Juncker Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe. This loan is part of a total EUR 300 million EIB lending programme to support the Portuguese economy by providing finance to projects implemented by Portuguese SMEs and Mid-Caps that promote job creatio…



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Aprendices Visuales, BioCarbon Engineering, Silent Secret, and FitforKids winners of the Social Innovation Tournament 2016

Aprendices Visuales  (Visual Learners), from France/Spain, and BioCarbon Engineering from the UK have been awarded the first and second prizes in the fifth edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, a competition organised by the European Investment Bank Institute to reward and promote innovative initiatives with a social, ethical or environmental impact in the fight against social exclusion. This year’s edition took place on 20 October in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in cooperation with the Facult…