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Information on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2
29.05.2020

Information on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2

Bratislava, May 29, 2020 - Following up on the success of its financial instrument called SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 1, which currently involves eight commercial banks, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) is launching another financial assistance scheme for Slovak enterprises that shall be governed in compliance with recently approved Temporary Framework of State Assistance designed to overcome the current period of health and safety measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. The new programme consists of guarantees issued to Slovak banks in order to allow them to extend favourable-terms bridge loans to Slovak entrepreneurs.

Slovak Investment Holding, Crowdberry invest into GymBeam platform, making the largest e-commerce investment in Slovakia’s history

Slovak Investment Holding, Crowdberry invest into GymBeam platform, making the largest e-commerce investment in Slovakia’s history

Bratislava, May 29, 2020 – Slovak e-commerce platform GymBeam develops, sells and distributes fitness nutritional supplements, functional foodstuffs and active lifestyle equipment in 13 Central and Eastern European countries. Posting record sales and showing an exceptional growth potential largely on account of its elaborate e-commerce platform, the firm has caught the eye of private investors from Crowdberry and the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH). In a recent investment campaign, GymBeam acquired growth capital in the total volume of 6 million euro, landing the largest e-commerce investment in Slovakia. 

Tatra banka signs SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee
15.05.2020

Tatra banka signs SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee

Bratislava, May 15, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and Tatra banka, JSC, have signed an agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee. Tatra banka thus extended the portfolio of banks that joined the financial instrument in effort to respond to a complicated business situation caused by the on-going pandemic.

Oberbank, ČSOB, OTP Banka Join SIH Anticorona Guarantee Scheme
12.05.2020

Oberbank, ČSOB, OTP Banka Join SIH Anticorona Guarantee Scheme

Bratislava, May 12, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has reached an agreement with Oberbank, ČSOB and OTP Banka, enlarging the list of banks that have signed the contract to join the SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee in an effort to respond to the ongoing coronacrisis and help entrepreneurs overcome problems caused by the introduction of health and safety measures in the time of pandemic.

Another Commercial Bank Signs SIH Anticorona Guarantee
04.05.2020

Another Commercial Bank Signs SIH Anticorona Guarantee

Bratislava, May 4, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has reached an agreement with another commercial bank to provide financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). UniCredit Bank has joined the list of financial institutions to have signed a contract with the SIH on helping SMEs overcome the current period of health and safety measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

COVID-19 in Slovakia: a first ESIF instrument to help SMEs hit by the crisis
29.04.2020

COVID-19 in Slovakia: a first ESIF instrument to help SMEs hit by the crisis

April 29, 2020 - SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee is one of the first products introduced by National Promotional Banks and Institutions in the EU after the outbreak of COVID-19, which employs European Structural and Investment Funds.

In an interview for fi-compass, Ivan Lesay, CEO of SIH and a member of the EIB Board of Directors explains how this instrument was conceived and what the main benefits are for those who need it most.

BKS Bank and VUB Bank sign Agreement on SIH Anti-corona Guarantee
23.04.2020

BKS Bank and VUB Bank sign Agreement on SIH Anti-corona Guarantee

Bratislava, April 23, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH), BKS Bank and Všeobecná úverová banka (VÚB) agreed on providing financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) designed to help them overcome the current period of adopting measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Slovenská sporiteľňa signs Agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee
17.04.2020

Slovenská sporiteľňa signs Agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee

Bratislava, April 17, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and Slovenská sporiteľňa (SLSP) agreed on providing financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) designed to help them overcome the current period of adopting measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

SIH is a new member of ELTI
14.04.2020

SIH is a new member of ELTI

Brussels, April 14, 2020 - Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) became an official member of European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI). ELTI’s goal is to promote long-term investment in close alignment with the objectives and initiatives developed by the European Union. The main aim is to foster sustainable, smart, and inclusive growth; and to support job creation in every member state.

SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee to Help Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
30.03.2020

SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee to Help Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Bratislava, March 30, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) is launching a new programme of financial aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help carry them over the period of difficulties caused by the necessary health and safety measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

 

COVID-19 mitigation Financial instrument
23.03.2020

COVID-19 mitigation Financial instrument

Bratislava, March 23, 2020 - The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) is launching a new programme of financial assistance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) designed to help carry them over the period of difficulties caused by the necessary health and safety measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

Guarantee Instrument for the support of Social Economy Activities
04.03.2020

Guarantee Instrument for the support of Social Economy Activities

Bratislava, March 4, 2020 - The Slovak Investment Holding as the manager of the National Development Fund II. announces hereby the launch of the procurement procedure for the “Selection of Financial Intermediaries for the Implementation of the Guarantee Instrument for the support of Social Economy Activities”.

Slovak Investment Holding supports OMNIA KLF
02.03.2020

Slovak Investment Holding supports OMNIA KLF

Bratislava, March 2, 2020 – Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and ODK Investment made a written undertaking to invest into OMNIA KLF, one of traditional producers of forgings and turned rings in Slovakia. The investment is expected to help the company boost its performance on the innovations front and strengthen its position in the European market.

Slovak Investment Holding, VÚB, SLSP to help small and medium businesses invest
18.02.2020

Slovak Investment Holding, VÚB, SLSP to help small and medium businesses invest

Bratislava, February 18, 2020 – Slovak Investment Holding (SIH), Všeobecná úverová banka (VÚB) and Slovenská sporiteľňa (SLSP), have started a financial cooperation designed to provide low-interest loans to small and medium businesses in an effort to support research, development and innovation activities in Slovakia.

SIH announces landmark investment from the  European Investment Bank
07.02.2020

SIH announces landmark investment from the European Investment Bank

Bratislava, February 7, 2020 - The European Investment Bank, the Slovak Ministry of Finance and Slovak Investment Holding have announced a landmark investment of €40 million in a new Slovak fund aimed at supporting innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. The Venture to Future Fund will provide capital and quasi-capital financing to Slovak companies from March 2020.

Investments from the Slovak Investment Holding received a European award!
11.12.2019

Investments from the Slovak Investment Holding received a European award!

Brussels, December 5, 2019 – The SIH’s venture capital financial instrument for innovative small and medium sized enterprises won a prestigious European award, organised by „fi-compass“ – a financial instruments platform set up by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.

fi-compass Showcase 2019
26.11.2019

fi-compass Showcase 2019

Venture capital financing for innovative Slovak SMEs by the Slovak Investment Holding has made it to top 10 financial instruments in EU, according to fi-compass.