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.

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

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 NMBS Holding NV

Chief Executive Officer at Future French Champions SAS

Alternate Member, Board of Directors at European Investment Fund

Head of Equity Finance at KfW Mittelstandsbank (Private Equity)

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Recent Transactions
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ThomasLloyd Group Ltd., ThomasLloyd Holdings Plc purchase SolarArise India Projects Pvt. Ltd. from Kotak Realty Funds Group, European Investment Fund

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European Investment Fund, California Technology Ventures, Runa Capital/RU, MariaDB Corp. Ab purchase Clustrix, Inc. from Sequoia Capital, ATA Ventures Management LLP, Y Combinator LLC, Hatteras Capital Investment Management (Venture Capital)

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Silvertree Internet Holdings (Pty) Ltd., The Compare Africa Group purchase TopCheck UG from European Investment Fund, Mountain Partners AG

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Investments
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Sunpartner Technologies SAS provides micro-energy solutions. It creates and integrates invisible solar components for consumer electronics and the building and transport markets. The firm's Wysips technologies capture solar energy and convert it into electricity, thereby extending battery life or freeing devices from the grid entirely. The company was founded by Ludovic Deblois and Joël Gilbert in 2008 and is headquartered in Rousset, France.

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MariaDB Corp. Ab provides open source database products. It is a database company that supports the adoption of MariaDB - an open source database. The firm's product is available in the software repositories of Linux distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Centos, Debian, and Ubuntu. It also provides MariaDB Enterprise and MySQL subscription services; a range of services from architecture planning to database migration and performance tuning; training focusing on MariaDB and MySQL; and remote database administration services. The company was founded by David Axmark, Michael Widenius, Patrik Olof Backman, Max Mether, and Kaj Sigurd Ademar Arnö in 2010 and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.