First Greek SME securitisation launches

EFG Eurobank Ergasias has launched the first small business loan securitisation from a Greek bank. Joint lead managers on the €2.25bn ANAPTYXI 2006-1 deal were Deutsche Bank, EFG Telesis Finance and Merrill Lynch, with DZ Bank acting as co-lead manager.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the transaction as an investor in the Class A notes, part of its wider objective of supporting SME lending in Greece. Eurobank EFG will use an amount equivalent to the proceeds from EIB’s investment

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