EIF for SMEs

  Small and medium-sized enterprises supported by the European Union

About the map

What does this map show?

This map indicates the location of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have benefited from EU financial support through EIF-managed financial instruments. The map is indicative and based on reports received from financial intermediaries. As grants and subsidies are not within EIF’s remit, beneficiaries in those fields have not been included in this map. EIF is not in a position to assume any liability for the accuracy of the SME information included herein.

 

Is this an exhaustive list of SMEs supported by EIF?

No. Currently, only SMEs that have benefited from debt financing instruments (guarantees and inclusive finance) are included in this database. We are working on including SMEs that have received equity funding in due course.

 

How up to date is this data?

The number of supported SMEs is continuously evolving and the map is being updated on a quarterly basis and adjusted to reflect (i) data from financial intermediaries on new beneficiaries and (ii) complementary data on existing beneficiaries.

 

Why are there no names for the SMEs?

For reasons of data protection and privacy, final beneficiaries have not been named. Instead, the generic term “SME” is used systematically. SMEs that have agreed to be profiled in case-studies, however, are fully identified and depicted on the map as squares rather than pins.

 

It seems like not all beneficiaries appear on the map. Why?

Not all beneficiaries have been uploaded to the map yet. This is work in progress and the map is being updated on a daily basis.

 

Why are the pins in different colours?

Each colour represents a difference sector of economic activity (e.g. manufacturing, mining, education, retail etc). If you pull out the information on the right of the screen, you will see the breakdown of the supported SMEs by sector. By clicking on any sector, you can focus the map only on that given sector.

 

What does the term ‘employees’ refer to?

This is a reference to the number of staff members employed at the moment the financial support was extended.

 

How can I identify companies supported under EFSI?

You can select the form of support by using the drop-down menu on the left above the map. In that menu, you can select all the EFSI-enhanced support to see only EFSI-supported companies. It is important to note that this map shows support that has actually been disbursed. These figures should not be confused with “expected mobilized resources” under EFSI, which refer to the amounts that will be mobilized only once all the funds have been fully disbursed.

 

Where can I find more information about funding opportunities?

For more information on where you can access finance, please visit EIF here. You can also find information on finance available under EU initiatives at www.accesstofinance.eu

 

Whom can I contact for further clarifications about the map?

For any requests for information, please click here

 

       

About the map

What does this map show?

This map indicates the location of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have benefited from EU financial support through EIF-managed financial instruments. The map is indicative and based on reports received from financial intermediaries. As grants and subsidies are not within EIF’s remit, beneficiaries in those fields have not been included in this map. EIF is not in a position to assume any liability for the accuracy of the SME information included herein.

 

Is this an exhaustive list of SMEs supported by EIF?

No. Currently, only SMEs that have benefited from debt financing instruments (guarantees and inclusive finance) are included in this database. We are working on including SMEs that have received equity funding in due course.

 

How up to date is this data?

The number of supported SMEs is continuously evolving and the map is being updated on a quarterly basis and adjusted to reflect (i) data from financial intermediaries on new beneficiaries and (ii) complementary data on existing beneficiaries.

 

Why are there no names for the SMEs?

For reasons of data protection and privacy, final beneficiaries have not been named. Instead, the generic term “SME” is used systematically. SMEs that have agreed to be profiled in case-studies, however, are fully identified and depicted on the map as squares rather than pins.

 

It seems like not all beneficiaries appear on the map. Why?

Not all beneficiaries have been uploaded to the map yet. This is work in progress and the map is being updated on a daily basis.

 

Why are the pins in different colours?

Each colour represents a difference sector of economic activity (e.g. manufacturing, mining, education, retail etc). If you pull out the information on the right of the screen, you will see the breakdown of the supported SMEs by sector. By clicking on any sector, you can focus the map only on that given sector.

 

What does the term ‘employees’ refer to?

This is a reference to the number of staff members employed at the moment the financial support was extended.

 

How can I identify companies supported under EFSI?

You can select the form of support by using the drop-down menu on the left above the map. In that menu, you can select all the EFSI-enhanced support to see only EFSI-supported companies. It is important to note that this map shows support that has actually been disbursed. These figures should not be confused with “expected mobilized resources” under EFSI, which refer to the amounts that will be mobilized only once all the funds have been fully disbursed.

 

Where can I find more information about funding opportunities?

For more information on where you can access finance, please visit EIF here. You can also find information on finance available under EU initiatives at www.accesstofinance.eu

 

Whom can I contact for further clarifications about the map?

For any requests for information, please click here

 

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