In 2010, the Fund was going to introduce new forms of SME financing, namely implementation of equity financing instruments.

AIM:

Equity financing instruments will be implemented through a public tender, inviting private venture capital companies, which comply with terms and criteria of the tender, where such companies will acquire the stake of the Republic of Slovenia equalling up to 49 % of their total capital or a minimum of EUR 1 million, respectively. These selected venture capital companies will be able to invest the acquired funds, together with funds provided by private investors, as venture and mezzanine capital in promising, innovative and fast-growing SMEs.

HOW DOES IT WORK:

Equity financing instruments will be implemented through a public tender, inviting private venture capital companies, which comply with terms and criteria of the tender, where such companies will acquire the stake of the Republic of Slovenia equalling up to 49 % of their total capital or a minimum of EUR 1 million, respectively. These selected venture capital companies will be able to invest the acquired funds, together with funds provided by private investors, as venture and mezzanine capital in promising, innovative and fast-growing SMEs.
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