European Invest Fund (EIF) are a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. EIF is a part of the EIB Group. EIF shareholders are the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions.
EIF carry out their activities using either their own resources or those provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, by EU Member States or other third parties.
By developing and offering targeted financial products to their intermediaries, such as banks, guarantee and leasing companies, micro-credit providers and private equity funds, they enhance SMEs access to finance.
More information here: http://www.eif.org/index.htm