ERDF equity financial instruments

This factsheet presents key features of equity financial instruments, together with industry best practice to support managing authorities and other stakeholders implementing equity financial instruments.

Introducing ERDF equity financial instruments

What is an equity financial instrument? How can equity be used to support the growth of innovative companies?

A market perspective

Equity financing plays an important role in the SME market, especially for high-risk start-ups and high growth companies.

Key market features

An overview of equity investors, financing needs across the lifecycle, investment rounds and a comparison between venture capital and private equity.

The ERDF perspective

How ERDF managing authorities have successfully used equity financial instruments to address financing gaps for potentially high growth companies in their regions.

Success stories

Discover the impact of ERDF equity financial instruments and how they meet the financing needs of businesses around Europe.

About fi-compass

fi-compass is a platform for advisory services on EU shared management financial instruments. fi-compass is provided by the European Commission in partnership with the European Investment Bank. fi-compass is designed to support managing authorities and other interested parties, by providing practical know-how and learning tools on financial instruments.

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