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Els Boerhof, Manager Micro and Small EnterpriseFund(MASSIF) - FMO - Netherlands

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  • 1. TBLI Europe 2007 ‘ Private Equity Approaches to Renewable Energy Infrastructure and the Environment’ Martin Poulsen Paris, 15 th November 2007
  • 2.
    • Created by the Treaty of Rome in 1958, to provide long-term finance for projects promoting European integration.
      • Subscribed capital EUR 165bn.
      • EIB shareholders: 27 Member States of the European Union.
      • Lending in 2006: EUR 45.8bn (EUR 39.8bn within the EU25).
      • ‘ Promoting European Objectives’
    EIB – The European Union’s financing institution
  • 3. The European Investment Fund (EIF) Venture capital & SME guarantees
    • Established in 1994
    • Owned by:
      • EIB
      • European Commission
      • Other European financial institutions
    • Resources:
      • Own funds – subscribed capital
      • EU programmes
      • Trust operations (EIB, German Government)
    • 2006 figures (signatures):
      • Venture capital funds: EUR 368m (21 funds)
      • Guarantee operations: EUR 1685m (35 operations)
  • 4.
    • Private equity backed companies create more jobs
      • PE-backed companies increased employment by  9% p.a., compared to 1% p.a. for Mid-250 companies.
      • 2.8 million people (19%) in the UK private sector work for PE backed companies.
    • Private equity backed companies outperform:
      • Sales growth  9% p.a. (vs 5% p.a. Mid-250 companies), export growth 6% p.a. (vs 2%) national growth rate, investment by 18% p.a. (vs 1%) national increase
    • Annual tax contribution of over £26 billion.
    • Typical areas of added value:
      • financial advice, guidance on strategic matters, management recruitment purposes, access to contacts and market information.
    Why Private Equity in addition to Lending?
  • 5.
      • Seek to encourage investment in funds addressing new or challenging areas.
      • Driven by financial return
      • Develop market capacity for new build renewable energy projects
      • Catalytic effect in attracting other long-term investors into the asset class
      • Transfer of best practice between markets
    The EIB Approach: Objectives
  • 6. The EIB Approach: Requirements
    • Identifiable market demand and appropriate sizing
    • Management team experience and expertise (existing and new funds)
    • Focus on primary market transactions in eligible sectors and countries
    • Coherent investment and divestment strategy
    • Broadly balanced portfolio
    • No single controlling investor
  • 7. EIB Infrastructure Fund Portfolio
    • Infrastructure Fund investment activity commenced early 2005
    • Investments in 5 infrastructure and 2 renewable energy funds:
      • Emerging Europe Convergence Fund
      • Dexia South Europe Infrastructure Equity Finance
      • Dutch Infrastructure Fund
      • Barclays European Infrastructure Fund
      • Fin Opi Fondo Italia
      • Green Alliance
      • Enercap Power Fund
    • Total fund volume EUR1620m, total EIB commitment EUR195m, 29% drawn down at April 2007.
    • Portfolio remains young, performance expected to be positive.
  • 8. Environment Oriented Fund Concepts
    • Forestry Fund
      • First proposals under evaluation
    • Ecosystems (Biodiversity) Fund
      • Overall objective: demonstrate investments in the sector can be financially sustainable
      • Sectors : agriculture, forestry, non-timber forest products, fisheries and aquaculture, ecotourism.
      • Target of EUR50m (subject to market study findings)
      • European focus, enterprises and land-based assets
      • Associated technical assistance fund
      • Target 10%+ IRR
  • 9. Ecosystems Fund - challenges
    • Market definition challenging
    • Dealflow unclear
    • Traditional fund managers do not understand market
    • Although comparable funds exist, none are European
    • Further investor support sought!
  • 10. European Investment Bank 36 Thank you Martin Poulsen Energy / Environment Private Equity Specialist: [email_address] Chris Knowles Associate Director – Energy & Environment [email_address]
  • 11. Environmental Sustainability
    • Climate change initiatives, sustainable development and social welfare
    • Minimising adverse environmental impact in all projects
    • Direct loans of EUR 9.6bn in 2006 for:
      • mitigating climate change
      • promoting waste management and sustainable use of natural resources
      • improving the urban environment
      • reducing pollution
      • protecting biodiversity
    • Total loans of EUR 52.9bn 2002-2006
  • 12. Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy
    • Five priority areas:
      • Renewable energy
      • Energy efficiency
      • Research, development and innovation
      • Diversification and security of internal supply (including TEN-E)
      • External energy security and economic development
    • Loans of EUR 3.3bn in 2006:
      • EUR 0.5bn to renewable energy projects
      • EUR 0.3bn to TEN-E projects
    • Total loans of EUR 15.3bn 2002-2006
      • EUR 2.4bn to renewable energy projects
      • EUR 3.1bn to TEN-E projects