Strategic investor in private equity funds

Rabobank aims to support the Dutch economy and Food & Agri value chains globally and thereby contribute to our mission of ‘Growing a better world together’. We support this mission via investment in PE funds that invest throughout the Food & Agri value chain in Rabo home markets globally and in PE funds across different sectors in the Netherlands

Rabo Fund & Co
Fund Investments
Our Criteria

Ticket size

EUR 5m – EUR 75m equity investment per fund

Stage

VC funds, growth funds & buy-out funds and real asset/farm operations

Product

Ordinary equity

Sector

Funds focused on companies in 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

Arlon

Fund with focus on F&A MBO/Growth companies in the USA

Year of Investment

2015

Argyle

Fund with focus on farmland companies in Australia

Year of Investment

2017

Boulder Food Group

Fund with focus on foodtech start-ups in the USA

Year of Investment

2015

Anterra Capital

Fund with focus on Foodtech start-ups in Europe and US

Year of Investment

2013

Langholm Capital

Fund with focus on F&A companies in Western Europe

Year of Investment

2009

Paine & Schwartz Partners

Fund with focus on F&A companies worldwide

Year of Investment

2018

Resource Eastern European Equity Partners

Fund with focus on F&A MBO/Growth companies in Poland and Eastern Europe

Year of Investment

2009

Sofinnova Industrial Biotech

Fund with focus on smart materials and biochemistry start-ups in Western Europe

Year of Investment

2017

ALS Investment Fund

Fund with focus on healthcare start-ups in the US and Western Europe

Year of Investment

2017

Gilde Healthcare

Venture & Growth and Private Equity funds focussed on healthcare companies in Europe and USA

Year of Investment

2020

Chemelot Ventures

Fund with focus on smart martials and biochemistry start-ups in the South of Limburg (Precursor of Brightlands)

Year of Investment

2014

Thuja Capital Healthcare Investments

Fund with focus on healthcare start-ups in the Netherlands

Year of Investment

2016

Brightlands Agrifood

Fund with focus on smart materials and biochemistry companies in the South of Limburg

Year of Investment

2014

India Agri Business Fund

Fund with focus on F&A MBO/Growth companies in India

Website

Year of Investment

2015

Shift Invest

Fund with focus on F&A biobased and health impact start-ups in the Netherlands

Year of Investment

2020

Dutch Greentech Fund

Fund with focus on biobased and health impact start-ups in the Netherlands (precursor of Shift Invest)

Year of Investment

2009

Ziemia Fund 2017

Fund with focus on farmland companies in Eastern Europe

Website

Year of Investment

2010

Gilde Buy-out Partners

Fund with a focus on MBO/growth companies in the Benelux, France and DACH

Website

Year of Investment

2015

MGF

Fund with a focus on MBO/growth companies in the Netherlands

Website

Year of Investment

2019

Nordian Capital Partners

Fund with focus on MBO/Growth companies in the Netherlands

Year of Investment

2019

Gilde Equity Management

Fund with focus on MBO in the Benelux

Year of Investment

2010

Borski

Fund with focus on investing in companies with gender diverse teams

Year of Investment

2019

Innovation Industries

Fund with focus on technology companies in The Netherlands with innovative business models that can transform industries

Year of Investment

2020

JAB Consumer Fund

The fund invests alongside JAB Holding Company in consumer goods and services companies with a key focus on (non-alcoholic) beverages (e.g. KDP, JDE), fast casual dining (e.g. Panera, Pret a Manger), Indulgence (e.g. Krispy Kreme) and Pet Care (e.g. NVA, Compassion First)

Year of Investment

2018

Arbor Investments

Fund with focus on mid-market food & beverage buy-outs in North America

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.

Contact us

Address

Rabo Corporate Investments

Croeselaan 28

3521 CB Utrecht