October 2016

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#InvestEU: European support for Copenhagen airport expansion

The European Union is supporting Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in its plans to reach a capacity of 40 million passengers a year with a EUR 168m (DKK 1.25bln) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe , in which the EIB is the European Commission’s strategic partner. The project concerns the expansion of Copenhagen Airport to cater for future growth in air traffic an…


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#InvestEU: European investments for safer air and sea travel

The European Union will support Danish aerospace manufacturer Terma with a EUR 28m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will be the first corporate transaction in Denmark to be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), heart of the Investment Plan for Europe , in which the EIB is the European Commission’s strategic partner. The project entails research, development and innovation (RDI) investments for the development of high-tech products for civil…


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Investment Plan for Europe – EIB invests EUR 40m in Quaero European Infrastructure Fund

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Sébastien Bourget, Managing Partner of Quaero Capital, announced in Strasbourg the EIB’s EUR 40m equity participation in Quaero European Infrastructure Fund. This investment is covered by the guarantee of the EU budget under the Investment Plan for Europe, more commonly known as the Juncker Plan. The participation of the EIB – a European benchmark financier – will be vital to enable Quaero European Infrastructure Fund…


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EIB supports chemical industries in Senegal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed in Dakar an agreement with Industries Chimiques du Sénégal (ICS) aimed at safeguarding and developing the activity of Senegal’s largest industrial complex. “This is an important agreement for Industries Chimiques du Sénégal”, said Isabelle Van Grunderbeeck, the EIB’s regional representative for West Africa, at the signing ceremony. This agreement will help develop the group’s business in Senegal and West Africa and will have a real impact on emplo…


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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 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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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…


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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 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…