NÖ Bürgschaften und Beteiligungen GmbH (NÖBEG)

Seidengasse 9-11 / Top 3.1.
1070 Wien

+43 1 710 52 10
+43 1 710 52 10-40

managing directors:   Dr. Doris Agneter and Mag. Stefan Chalupa

Managing directors: Dr. Doris Agneter and Mag. Stefan Chalupa

NÖ Bürgschaften und Beteiligungen GmbH (NÖBEG), a bank with a private-public shareholder structure, promotes economic growth in the Austrian province of Lower Austria. Its main objective is to finance and support small and medium-sized companies based in Lower Austria.

For this purpose, NÖBEG offers financial instruments in the form of guarantees for bank loans (investment and working capital financing) and equity mezzanine capital, by taking a non-voting stake in enterprises wishing to broaden their capital base.

With both business models NÖBEG helps enterprises in Lower Austria improve their access to finance for growth-oriented projects and strengthen their competitiveness.

Year of creation
individual entities or association
Type of organization
National Promotional Bank (NPB), National Promotional Institution (NPI), Private, Mutual, Mixed
Private-public mixed models (NPB)
Type of scheme
guarantee or counter-guarantee
Product typology
guarantee or counter-guarantee or co-guarantee
i.e. fully mutual, funded by SMEs, banking associations, fully public, fully private, private-public, mixed models
Private-public mixed models
Shareholder structure
Private / Public (in %)
56.4% private, 43.6% public
Legal form
of single guarantee entity or association: i.e. fund, development bank, development agency, cooperative or mutual societies, bank, foundation, association, limited company, etc.
Limited company
Legal form
of members of an association: i.e. fund, development bank, development agency, cooperative or mutual societies, bank, foundation, association, limited company, etc.
Structure / Network
i.e. central scheme with regional offices, central scheme only, association network
Central scheme with regional offices
Geographic coverage
i.e. local, regional, national
Regional, Province Lower Austria
Sectorial focus
i.e. agriculture, industry, crafts, retail, liberal professions, cooperatives, etc.
Industry, crafts, retail, tourism
Size of businesses supported
i.e. large companies, SMEs, micro-enterprises, independent/self-employed
SMEs, large companies
Supervision statute
i.e. mono-product banking licenses, financial intermediary statute, non-supervised. For associations, please state statute of members
Mono-product banking licenses
Profit / Non-profit oriented
dividends to public shareholders are not considered as profit orientation
Non profit oriented
Do you benefit from a counter-guarantee at local, regional or national level?
Local level or Regional level or National level
Regional level -NÖ Wirtschafts- und Tourismusfonds NÖWTF / Province of Lower Austria
Are you/your members financial intermediary for EU-programmes?
CIP/COSME or Structural funds or Progress or RSI/RSFF Horizon 2020
Types of guarantee products provided by your organisation/your membersLoan default guarantees, Working capital loan guarantees
Other SME support instruments offered by your organisation/your members
Subsidized loans or Mezzanine financing or Venture capital or Coaching or Mediation services
Mezzanine financing
Is the activity subject to state aid regulation?Yes
Do you (your members) use..?
De minimis or GBER or Regional guidelines or Notification
De minimis, GBER, Regional guidelines
Do you (your members) dispose of an internal rating/scoring system?Yes
Do your guarantees provide deponderation (capital relief) for member banks subject to capital requirements (Basel agreement)?Yes
Do you (your members) benefit of a public counter-guarantee that allows deponderation (capital relief)?Yes