WB EDIF in your country

WB EDIF in your country

WB EDIF operates in 7 Western Balkan economies
and provides millions of euros of financing and support to SMEs
WB EDIF operates in 7 West Balkan countries
and provides millions of euros of support.

in yout country

WB EDIF operates in 7
West Balkan countries
and provides
millions of euros of support.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

WB EDIF first began providing financing to Bosnia & Herzegovina via its Guarantee Facility instrument, which was deployed via Procredit Bank.

The Fund Managers of ENIF and ENEF have also been actively sourcing pipeline in the country whereby ENEF, the expansion stage fund, has made two investments, the first in Krajina Klas, a bakery specialized in the production and retail of fresh and frozen bakery products, and in the European Voluntary Pension Fund Management Company.

On the Support Services side:

  • The EBRD’s Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) has provided advisory support to 48 projects in total, in order  to help SMEs to develop and grow, enhance competitiveness and bankability,
  • Led by the OECD, the Small Business Act (SBA) assessment supported Bosnia & Herzegovina in improving SME policy making and enhancing the capacity of its policy makers in addressing related challenges,
  • A candidate for Centre of Excellence status under EIB’s study on Regional Centres of Excellence was identified in the Sarajevo Innovation House initiative, a cooperation of University of Sarajevo, Chamber of Economy and Networks accelerator,
  • An IP Toolkit was distributed to participants of the Workshop held in Mostar under the programme lead by EIB for support on intangible assets and intellectual property in the Western Balkans
  • Under the World Bank’s EU-REPARIS programme, activities were organized on a regional basis with regular participation of the various stakeholders of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
22.74m€ provided in financing to SMEs
144 SMEs financed
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News & Events


WB EDIF hold’s its 5th Anniversary event

The WB EDIF Platform marked its 5th year of operations by holding a celebratory anniversary event in Sarajevo on November 7th 2017, where Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia & Herzegovina, opened the day of discussions. Read more

21 Mar
- 2016

The WBEDIF Guarantee Facility II Call for Expression of Interest goes live

Following the good results of the first round of financing of the WBEDIF Guarantee Facility, and with the endorsement of the Platform Adivisory Group (PAG), the instrument has been replenished with additional European Union funding. On 18 March 2016 the corresponding Call for Expression of Interest went live and the EIF shall begin receiving applications and selecting Financial Intermediaries to allocate funding to. Read more

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Case studies


Bosnia & Herzegovina Case Study

Founded in 1995 as a s mall bakery shop located in the family house of the newly-married Trivic couple, Krajina Klas has now, 20 years later, grown to 490 employees with EUR 10m in turnover and is the leading producer of bakery and confectionary products in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Find out how WB EDIF’s expansion fund, ENEF, financed this family business in its growth stages.

WBEDIF Succes Stories – Krajina Klas

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