Neif


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NEIF, old Eng. law. A woman who was born a villain, or a bond woman.

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In Munich, the firm has purchased 'Gabrielen Lofts,' which is the third transaction for the NEIF III in Germany.
NEIF 3 was to be formally launched today at an event at Seaham Hall Hotel, County Durham.
The North East Investment Fund's (NEIF) PS2.6m loan is the final piece in the funding jigsaw for the landmark office development - Blyth Workspace.
Alan Schofield, finance director of Silverlink, said: "We have worked closely with the North East LEP since the initial plans were drawn up for Stephenson Quarter, and we are very grateful for its support in allowing us to access the NEIF finance.
NEL had worked with the NDC throughout the nineties to establish a regional loan fund, and this came into being in 2000, providing 'quasi-equity' - unsecured loans or preference shares - through the North East Investment Fund (NEIF).
Investment Fund Limited (NEIF) was one of the primary sources of funding for newly-created SMEs.
The funds are: The pounds 23m North East Co-Investment Fund (CoIF) - specialising in high-growth investments of up to pounds 1.5m; The pounds 10m Proof of Concept Fund (POC) targeted at the pre-seed stage of investment, supporting entrepreneurs with up to pounds 90,000; The pounds 30m North East Investment Fund (NEIF) offering unsecured mezzanine loans up to pounds 500,000 to smaller firms unable to raise finance through traditional high street lenders; And the pounds 5m NEL Growth Fund (NELGF) which invested between pounds 50,000 and pounds 350,000 into high growth firms through a mixture of debt and equity finance, which has now closed after a successful two-year investment programme.
John Lawler, Madventurer managing director, said: "NEIF funding took Madventurer to the next level - our mainstay had been student gap year travel and this funding has allowed us to realign ourselves in the marketplace to get into corporate and career break travel."
John Lawler, Madventurer managing director, said: "NEIF funding took Madventurer to the next level ( our mainstay had been student gap year travel and this funding has allowed us to realign ourselves in the marketplace to get into corporate and career break travel."
"The NEIF funding is giving Econnect the funding to increase that growth rate to more than 50% per annum as the renewables industry takes off."
Hugh Morgan Williams is chairman of North East Regional Investment Fund Limited (NEIF), one of the primary backers of the two new funds.
And while her own English is faultless, her knowledge does not extend to such East Durham words as neif, oxter or thropple (fist, armpit and windpipe).