European Investment Fund

European Investment Fund

European Investment Fund

Overview
Date Founded

1994

Headquarters

43, avenue John F. Kennedy,Luxembourg L-2968

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

EIF's investment objective is to promote the creation, growth and development of SMEs in Europe, Turkey, the western Balkans and south-eastern Europe. They aim to provide support from the earliest development stages of intellectual property through to mid-stage SME funds. They endeavor to contribute to the research and innovation through the use of technology transfer financing. They also support emerging eco-innovation, or clean technology sectors with a view towards the goal of sustainable development.Through EIF's investments in expansion funds they also offer second and third rounds of financing. They invest primarily in early-stage ventures with some involvement in mid-stage and mid-sized firms with the goal to augment job creation.

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Executives & Employees

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Head, Strategic Development, Equity

Head-Research & Market Analysis

Head, Strategic Development, Guarantees & Debt

Head of Equity Investments

Head-Middle Office

Head-Communication

Head of ERP

Head-Guarantees & Securitization

Head, Jeremie Mandates & External Vehicle

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Board of Directors

Former Vice President-Small & Medium Enterprises at European Investment Bank

Vice President, Innovation at European Investment Bank

Former Chief Executive Officer at SNCB Holding SA/NMBS Holding NV

Director & Chairman of the Fund in Partnership with Qatar Holding at CDC International Capital SA

Head of Equity Finance at KfW Mittelstandsbank (Private Equity)

Alternate Member, Board of Directors at European Investment Fund

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