April 27, 2020

European Scale-up Action for Risk Capital (ESCALAR)


  • Overall: to address the financing gap experienced by high growth European companies
  • Specifically: to increase fund resources, thus allowing larger investment tickets and creating greater capacity for making (follow-on) investments in scale-ups

Programme: ESCALAR is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

Institution: European Investment Fund (EIF)

Deadline: 30/06/2020

Budget: EUR 300 million in total

Financing type: Equity investments in funds and side vehicles of funds, with a maximum of EUR 100 million per investment

Who is eligible as financial intermediary:Funds with an investment focus on scale-ups

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