Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg (BBB)
BBB provides guarantees for projects of up to €1.25 million; applications through the company’s own bank
BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH provides guarantees for profitable and promising projects which have exhausted their own standard bank collateral, or where sufficient collateral is not available. The bank supports business start-ups and growth businesses as well as freelance professionals in realising their business plans and ideas. BBB issues guarantees to secure loans for investment and production equipment and facilities, sureties, leasing loans and business takeovers. In addition, it is a service provider for the Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBG), and so a point of contact for companies wishing to apply for MBG equity investment.
ERDF Guarantee Fund (EFRE-Bürgschaftsfond)
For projects between €1.25 – €5 million; applications through the IBB Investitionsbank
Using financing provided by the IBB and the European Regional Development Fund, the ERDF Guarantee Fund (EFRE-Bürgschaftsfond) is specifically designed to help small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) obtain funding for investments even when only limited collateral is available.
Federal State Guarantee (Landesbürgschaft)
For projects between €1.25 – €10 million; applications through the IBB Investitionsbank
With this funding instrument, the federal state of Berlin helps to support the city’s economy by issuing loan guarantees. Under the Federal State Guarantee Programme, businesses can apply for guarantees for initial loans to finance particularly eligible projects, the appropriate business financing of investments or the temporary provision of funds to finance current business operations.
Bund-Länder-Bürgschaften (Federal Government – Federal State Guarantees)
For projects requiring a loan guarantee of over €10 million
Applications for these guarantees are to be made through PwC.
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Business Support Guide 2019/20
Dr. Michael Knieß
Federal State Guarantee
ERDF Guarantee Fund