INVEN CAPITAL (EIB-20170616)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 15, 2017
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Borrower
ACCEPTABLE CORPORATE(S)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 58.78 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 50 million
Converted using 2017-12-15 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 117.56 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 100 million
Converted using 2017-12-15 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EIB website

Updated in EWS Jan 31, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Aug 3, 2017


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Project Description

According to EIB website, the project consists of the setting-up of a special purpose vehicle operating under the auspices of Inven Capital, investicní fond, a.s., which is a venture capital cleantech fund operating as an independent entity, fully owned by the Czech national energy utility CEZ. This is an indirect portfolio equity type operation whereby the European Investment Bank and Inven Capital shall capitalise the SPV 50/50. It aims to support Inven Capital investing in smart energy start-up companies in the EU that already have a good track record and require growth capital. Target sectors of the fund include energy efficiency, distributed generation, flexibility and storage, customer engagement products and clean transportation in cities.

Investment Description
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)
Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.

 

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