Co-investment solutions for financial sponsors and partners of the bank

Rabobank is committed to making a substantial contribution to welfare and prosperity in the Netherlands and to feeding the world sustainably. Via co-investment we can invest alongside a lead investor or in consortium with partners to support companies in the Food & Agri value chain in Rabo home markets globally and successful companies across sectors in the Netherlands. Leveraging our longstanding, broad and deep network in Food & Agri value chains globally and as largest SME bank in the Netherlands, we can be your value-added partner and bring true access to network and knowledge in support of your investment opportunity.

Rabo Fund & Co
Co-investments
Our Criteria

Ticket size

EUR 5m – EUR 25m equity investment per company

Stage

Companies with a profitable and proven business model

Product

Minority ordinary equity alongside lead investor

Sector

Companies across the Food & Agri value chain globally and sector agnostic in the Netherlands

Geography

Europe, North America, Latin America and Oceania where Rabobank has an active presence

Portfolio

Bolthouse Farms

Bolthouse Farms is a vertically integrated food and beverage company with leading market positions in fresh carrots and refrigerated premium beverages in the U.S. Co-investment with Butterfly Equity

Year of Investment

2019

Orgain

Orgain is a leading manufacturer and marketer of organic nutritional products including nutrition shakes and powders and protein shakes, bars, powders and supplements supplying the U.S market. Co-investment with Butterfly Equity

Year of Investment

2019

Animal Health & Nutrition platform (AH&N)

The AH&N platform includes portfolio companies MS Biotec and MultiMin. The businesses focus on non-antibiotic solutions for cattle and dairy that alleviate difficult health and production issues. Co-investment with Paine Schwartz Partners

Year of Investment

2019

Live Kindly

Live Kindly is a platform of plant-based food companies embracing a sustainable and compassionate living. The platform includes LikeMeat and The Fry Family Food Co, as well as the fastest-growing plant-based media platform with the same name

Year of Investment

2020

Pret a Manger

Pret a Manger is an international coffee and sandwich chain, offering natural/healthy food and organic coffee throughout the daytime. Pret is part of larger platform together with Panera Bread in the US. Co-investment (via Pret Panera Holding company) alongside JAB Holding Company

Year of Investment

2018

Oatly

Oatly is a vegan food brand from Sweden which produces alternative dairy products from oats. The company is a world leader in the global sustainability movement, promoting the benefits of plant-based eating from both a nutritional and sustainability standpoint, in order to create positive societal change. Co-investment with Blackstone and Verlinvest-CR JV.

Year of Investment

2020

Team
Yvonne Rooijakkers

Head of Rabo Fund & Co-investments

Yvonne Rooijakkers

Head of Rabo Fund & Co-investments

Yvonne joined RCI in september 2018 and is currently responsible for Fund and Co-investments within RCI. Prior to RCI, Yvonne gained 12 years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), bringing relevant deal experience to efficiently execute co-investment processes as well as an extensive network to bring relevant (sector-related) value to portfolio companies and partners. From 2011-2018, she worked at Rabobank M&A where she led a variety of F&A transactions and was also responsible for Dairy M&A coverage. Prior to that, she worked at the M&A team of ING in London (2006-2010). Yvonne has a Master’s degree in International Business (Finance track) from the University of Maastricht and passed all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Myrthe van Bijsterveld

Director

Myrthe van Bijsterveld

Director

Myrthe joined the RCI team in January 2019, focusing on global Funds and Co-Investments in the Food & Agri sector as well as local investments in the Netherlands across all sectors. Prior to RCI, Myrthe gained experience within Acquisition Finance and Corporate Finance (Sector Banking Origination) at Rabobank, bringing relevant deal experience and sector knowledge to portfolio companies and partners. Myrthe holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Maastricht.

Piet Hein Conijn

Director

Piet Hein Conijn

Director

Piet Hein joined the RCI team in January 2020, focusing on global Funds and Co-Investments in the Food & Agri sector as well as local investments in the Netherlands across all sectors. Prior to RCI, Piet Hein gained experience in Private Equity investing at both AlpInvest Partners where focused on Co-Investment opportunities, and Triacta a hands-on investment firm focused on medium-sized companies based in the Benelux. Piet Hein holds a Master’s degree in International Business & Management from the University of Groningen and a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Uppsala (Sweden).

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Address

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3521 CB Utrecht