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The Recovery Plan Has Ambition to Cover Investment Debt in Public Building Segment Too
31.03.2021

The Recovery Plan Has Ambition to Cover Investment Debt in Public Building Segment Too

Bratislava, March 31, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) considers renovation of public buildings to be crucial in tackling the climate change. It perceives a great return-on-investment potential in energy efficiency. SIH believes that non-repayable funds should be supplemented by repayable resources that might multiply the effect of the investment.

Slovak Investment Holding Invests in TapGest
19.03.2021

Slovak Investment Holding Invests in TapGest

Bratislava, March 19, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) has signed an investment in TapGest as part of its SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme, which channels development capital to innovative companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Banks Have Provided Almost €800 Million Worth of Loans as Part of SIH Anti-Corona Guarantees
09.03.2021

Banks Have Provided Almost €800 Million Worth of Loans as Part of SIH Anti-Corona Guarantees

Bratislava, March 9, 2021 (TASR) – The Slovak Investment Holding Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 (SIHAZ 2) succeeds a previous scheme of the same name (SIHAZ 1) that encourages several commercial banks to provide business loans safeguarded by the state-run holding. The total number of banks participating in SIHAZ 1 was eight; in the case of SIHAZ 2, it was 11. In other words, almost all commercial banks in Slovakia that specialize in funding small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have participated in the scheme.

Slovak Technology Firm, nettle.ai, Obtained €1m Investment from Crowdberry and Venture to Future Fund
02.03.2021

Slovak Technology Firm, nettle.ai, Obtained €1m Investment from Crowdberry and Venture to Future Fund

Bratislava, March 2, 2021 – Nettle.ai, a Slovak company that specialises in solutions in the field of conversation technologies helped by artificial intelligence has obtained a significant investment amounting to €1 million from Crowdberry and Venture to Future Fund (VFF). The firm seeks to use the acquired funds to further its growth, beef up marketing and complete its product portfolio.

Venture to Future Fund to Invest in SEC Technologies
22.02.2021

Venture to Future Fund to Invest in SEC Technologies

Bratislava, February 22, 2021 – Slovak technology firm, SEC Technologies, has obtained investment of up to €3 million after it succeeded in convincing managers of the Venture to Future Fund (member of the Slovak Investment Holding) and investors from the Crowdberry platform, thus completing the first round of the so-called Series A funding. SEC Technologies continues in the long tradition of designing cutting-edge technologies in the Liptov region, which may look forward to new jobs as the result of the new investment.

Slovak Investment Holding to Invest in PeWaS
03.02.2021

Slovak Investment Holding to Invest in PeWaS

Bratislava, February 3, 2021 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) announced its investment in a limited liability company, PeWaS s.r.o., as part of the SIH Anti-Corona Capital programme, which has brought development capital closer to innovation-oriented companies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining partners to his project are the Slovak Alliance for Innovative Economy (SAPIE) and the Ministry of Finance.

Equity Instrument for the support of Social Economy Activities
29.12.2020

Equity Instrument for the support of Social Economy Activities

Bratislava, December 29, 2020 - The Slovak Investment Holding, as the manager of the National Development Fund II., hereby announces the launch of the procurement procedure for the “Selection of Fund Managers for the Implementation of the Equity Instrument for the support of Social Economy Activities”.

Investing in Innovative Companies through SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme
18.12.2020

Investing in Innovative Companies through SIH Anti-Corona Capital Programme

Bratislava, December 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many sectors of Slovak as well as global economy, with start-up innovation-oriented companies being particularly vulnerable to its devastating effects. In September 2020, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) in cooperation with the Slovak Alliance for Innovative Economy (SAPIE) and the Ministry of Finance (MF SR) released a call to support innovation-oriented companies; based on this call, the SIH has approved convertible loans for a dozen of these companies this week. The names of the companies will be published after individual loan agreements are signed; the amount of provided loans hovers between €200,000 and €645,000.

SIH Launches Anti-Corona Capital to Support Innovation-Focused Companies Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic
11.09.2020

SIH Launches Anti-Corona Capital to Support Innovation-Focused Companies Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Bratislava, September 11, 2020 – One of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been slowing down the inflow of investments into Slovak innovation-oriented companies in the growth phase, which may lead to their undercapitalization. Therefore, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and the Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy (SAPIE) with support from the Ministry of Finance (MF SR) have prepared a new financial instrument that should allow the SIH to support innovation-focused businesses during the current period of difficulty. 

SIH Anti-Corona Capital Call
11.09.2020

SIH Anti-Corona Capital Call

Bratislava, September 11, 2020 – The Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) is hereby releasing a call for small and medium-sized enterprises to take part in the convertible loans programme called SIH Anti-Corona Capital whose principal purpose shall be to provide convertible loans to innovation-oriented companies.

SIH Prepares Tool to Support Innovation-Focused Companies Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic
13.08.2020

SIH Prepares Tool to Support Innovation-Focused Companies Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Bratislava, August 13, 2020 – One of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been slowing down the inflow of investments into Slovak innovation-oriented companies in the initial growth phase, which may lead to their undercapitalization. Therefore, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and the Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy (SAPIE) with support from the Ministry of Finance (MF SR) have begun to cooperate on the preparation of a new investment financial instrument that would allow the SIH to support innovation-focused businesses during the current period of difficulty.

Five More Commercial Banks Joined the SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 Scheme
17.07.2020

Five More Commercial Banks Joined the SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 Scheme

Bratislava, July 17, 2020 - Over the past week, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) reached an agreement with five more commercial banks, which will from now on be able to use the SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 to help their clients in the form of providing state-guaranteed, favourable-terms loans to overcome their problems related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the guarantee scheme is ČSOB, BKS Bank, OTP Banka, SZRB and UniCredit Bank.

Slovak Investment Holding, Tatra banka, Slovenská sporiteľňa Sign Agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2
29.06.2020

Slovak Investment Holding, Tatra banka, Slovenská sporiteľňa Sign Agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2

Bratislava, June 29, 2020 – Today, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH), Tatra banka (TB) and Slovenská sporiteľňa (SLSP) signed an agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 designed to support Slovak enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, thus adding two more major commercial banks to the list of financial institutions participating in the new guarantee scheme; both banks responded within a week of publishing the call.

SIH, VÚB Sign Agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2
26.06.2020

SIH, VÚB Sign Agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2

Bratislava, June 26, 2020 – Today, the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) and Všeobecná úverová banka (VÚB) signed an agreement on SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 designed to support Slovak enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following up on the success of its Anti-Corona Guarantee 1, the new programme will be administered in compliance with the approved Temporary Framework of State Aid to overcome the current period of medical and safety measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 - the next programme of financial assistance for Slovak businesses
22.06.2020

SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee 2 - the next programme of financial assistance for Slovak businesses

Bratislava, June 22, 2020 - The Slovak Investment Holding, JSC (SIH), has designed a new programme of financial assistance for Slovak businesses aimed at mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following up on the success of its Anti-Corona Guarantee 1, the SIH is about to launch a new programme that will be administered in compliance with the approved Temporary Framework of State Aid to overcome the current period of medical and safety measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Slovenská Sporiteľňa Signs 2nd Tranche of Anti-Corona Guarantee with Slovak Investment Holding
03.06.2020

Slovenská Sporiteľňa Signs 2nd Tranche of Anti-Corona Guarantee with Slovak Investment Holding

Bratislava, June 3, 2020 – 41 firms and over 1,500 jobs: such are the salvage statistics of Slovenská sporiteľňa in cooperation with the Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) thanks to Anti-Corona Guarantee. And since the demand for this kind of financing on the part of Slovak private businesses is several times higher than expected (currently there are some 1,100 firms interested), Slovenská sporiteľňa and the SIH reached an agreement on the second tranche in the total volume of almost €9.2 million, thereby matching the first tranche.