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State aid

In 2018, European private equity and venture capital invested over €80 billion into European companies, 86% of which were small and medium-sized enterprises. Private equity cares deeply about creating the right environment for European companies to flourish. Creating a competitive and investment-friendly ecosystem, including a robust state aid framework is an important cornerstone in this regard.

How does it affect private equity?

From a private equity perspective, perhaps the two most relevant state aid frameworks are the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) and the Risk Finance Guidelines. The GBER exempts risk finance measures of up to 15 million per SME from prior scrutiny by the European Commission. Meanwhile, the Risk Finance Guidelines, aimed at SMEs and mid-caps with high growth potential, establish state aid conditions for amounts above 15 million.

State aid library

Publication

PAE-Invest Europe response to the European Commission consultation on State Aid rules

16 Jul 2019
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Consultation

17 Mar 2017
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to European Commission Call for Evidence on EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

31 Jan 2016
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Positions & consultation responses

EVCA-PAE Response to Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

13 May 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

EC Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

18 Feb 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to draft GBER consultation

12 Feb 2014
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Positions & consultation responses

Consultation revision Guidelines state aid

18 Sep 2013
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to the EC Consultation on the General Block Exemption Regulation

28 Jun 2013
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to EC consultation on state aid

05 Oct 2012
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