Invest NL

Invest-NL invests over € 240 million

The Dutch impact investor Invest-NL, launched in January 2020, publishes its first annual report today. It has been a turbulent year, partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, requiring priorities and strategic plans to be adjusted. The highest priority is now given to financing the transition to a carbon-neutral, circular economy. Here are a few key points from the annual report.

The Dutch impact investor Invest-NL, launched in January 2020, publishes its first annual report today. It has been a turbulent year, partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, requiring priorities and strategic plans to be adjusted. The highest priority is now given to financing the transition to a carbon-neutral, circular economy. Here are a few key points from the annual report.

2020: key points

  • At the end of 2020, the committed investment volume amounted to €241 million, of which €28 million had been paid by the end of 2020
  • Launch of the Temporary Bridging Loan Programme for innovative Start-ups and Scale-ups (TOPSS) to help innovative companies get through the coronavirus pandemic
  • Ten funding transactions in the portfolio by the end of 2020
  • Signing and use of the European InnovFin guarantee facility
  • Collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to invest €500 million in innovative growth companies, deep tech innovations, and alternative financing for SMEs
  • Introduction of the Dutch Future Fund (together with the European Investment Fund and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy)
  • Eight market research studies completed, six of which focused on the transition to a carbon-neutral, circular economy
  • Proposition support in areas including e-waste recycling, biodegradable plastics, and making inland shipping more sustainable

 

2020: key figures

Business development

  • 8 market research studies completed
  • 4 products developed
  • 5 propositions supervised

Capital

  • €241 million investment volume committed
  • €28 million investment volume paid
  • €52 million capital mobilised

 

Wouter Bos, Invest-NL CEO: 'In our first year, we got off to a good start. The first studies were delivered, the first coalitions forged, the first funding transactions completed. That sparks confidence for the future. After all, we want to make the Netherlands more sustainable and more innovative. So we are putting a lot of emphasis on the transition of the Dutch economy to a carbon-neutral, circular economy. We are pursuing our ambition to make maximum use of European financing facilities. During our first 5 months in 2021 we closed as many investments as in the year 2020, so we are fully up to speed. We are working towards ever larger, riskier transactions that make an impact.'

 

Download Invest-NL Jaarverslag 2020 (Annual report in Dutch)