The European Investment Fund and Kepler Cheuvreux announce cooperation in European private equity

Paris, October 10, 2019

The European Investment Fund (EIF) - the private equity arm of the European Investment Bank - and Kepler Cheuvreux, a leading independent European financial services firm, have agreed to cooperate in the context of a European private equity fund of fund, to which EIF acts as the investment advisor.

The cooperation leverages two major assets:

  • On one side, the EIF brings its 25-year expertise in the field of private equity and venture capital investment; Over a 3, 5 and 10 year period, the EIF return portfolios invested in venture capital technology, venture capital life sciences and growth capital have delivered double-digit returns.
  • On the other side, Kepler Cheuvreux will offer its unique independent distribution platform: A multi-local organisation with 12 European offices and one of the largest client network.

Pier Luigi Gilibert, Chief Executive of EIF, stated “we combine the expertise of two European-anchored references with common values. The EIF is the reference in European private equity markets and Kepler Cheuvreux is the reference of independent financial services in Europe.”

Guillaume Cadiou, President of the Management Board of Kepler Cheuvreux, points out that “this partnership is based on common DNA from both entities: developing European innovation, providing independent financial services and promoting ESG investments.”

About EIF

The European Investment Fund (EIF) is part of the European Investment Bank Group. Its central mission is to support Europe's micro, small and medium-sized businesses by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops both venture and growth capital, guarantees and microfinance instruments which specifically target this market segment. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth and employment.

About Kepler Cheuvreux

Kepler Cheuvreux is a leading, independent European financial services company that specialises in research, execution, advisory and asset management services. The group employs a staff of around 600 and is present in 14 major financial centres in Europe and the US: Amsterdam, Boston, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich.

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Kepler Cheuvreux:
Romain Turquem
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