Established Companies

Being the largest SME bank in the Netherlands, we are committed to support entrepreneurs since they are the engine of the Dutch economy. Throughout their journey, companies face many transitions (e.g. buying another company, expanding abroad, attracting new investors). To successful evolve through these stages, a loyal, flexible and resourceful partner is vital. Being a companion for entrepreneurs for more than 120 years, we are truly committed to be this partner on your path.

Rabo Growth Capital
Established Companies
Our Criteria

Ticket size

EUR 2-25mln equity investment per company

Stage

EBITDA more than EUR 2mln

Products

All forms of equity, subordinated debt or a combination

Sector

All major sectors except real estate, bio-tech and financial services

Equity portfolio

DC Klinieken

DC Klinieken operates 14 locations across the Netherlands, each of which offers its own diagnostics, consultations and treatments. Their vision is based on client-oriented and cost-price-reducing non-hospital medical care.

Year of Investment

2012

ResQtec

Resqtec designs, develops and sells a wide selection of high-quality equipment for accident salvaging and the removal of aircraft.

Year of Investment

2012

Divitel

Divitel is active in software development for the video industry. The company is particularly active in integrating various software providers for interactive television and offers managed services, providing the entire technical support for smaller telecom providers.

Year of Investment

2013

Bax Shop

Bax is the largest online music store in the Benelux. With millions of unique visitors per year, Bax Music is the market leader in light, sound, musical instruments, production and DJ gear with a wide range of around 600 top brands. Bax also has music stores in Amsterdam, Goes, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Year of Investment

2013

Bakon Food Equipment

Bakon is a producer of a wide range of cutting, spraying and dosing machines for industrial confectioners and traditional bakeries worldwide.

Year of Investment

2016

Hofmeester Dental

Hofmeester Dental is a specialized supplier for the dental market, where the current owners and directors have allowed the company to grow on its own into one of the important suppliers in the dental sector in the Netherlands.

Year of Investment

2017

JOZ

Company that develops F&A robots driving automation in livestock stables

Year of Investment

2019

Kompak

Kompak mixes and packs home and personal care products up to the highest standards in terms of commitment, quality and innovation. Due to its advanced machinery and our vast experience in handling A-brands, producers and brand owners throughout Europe find their way to our ultramodern production plant in Etten-Leur.

Year of Investment

2012

HVEG Investments

The international group HVEG specializes in designing, purchasing and distributing private label and branded fashion (women's, men's and children's fashion) and fashion accessories in the middle and lower price segments.

Year of Investment

2012

IHC

Royal IHC is a supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets

Year of Investment

2005

V&S Foodspecialist

V&S is a leading frozen snack specialist in the production of multi-ethnic snacks, on trend meat substitutes, finger food and appetizers, which is largely manually produced

Year of Investment

2018

Q-Doc

Q-doc is a full-service and brand-independent provider of multifunctionals/printers with associated software solutions. The company has a focus on SMEs and relieves its customers in the areas of printing, scanning, copying, document management and advice.

Website

Year of Investment

2018

ATS Global

ATS Global provides consultancy, implementation and 24/7 support services in the field of digital transformation of production processes of global enterprises and SME’s worldwide. Customers benefit from reduced costs, quality and productivity improvements as well as increased sales through optimized IT/OT processes.

Year of Investment

2020

IGS Gebolagema

IGS GeboJagema develops, manufactures and validates high-end, multiple injection moulds for the production of high-precision applications such as contact lenses, asthma inhalers, insulin pens, and blood-diagnostic devices.

Year of Investment

2021

Vivera

Vivera develops, produces, markets and sells plant-based meat alternatives. The company builds on an established European retail network with its products being available in more than 27,000 supermarkets in 25 European countries.

Year of Investment

2020

Mezzanine portfolio examples

Broad Horizion Cloud

Broad Horizon is a managed hosting and Microsoft applications specialist (CRM/ERP), a steadily growing company both driven by acquisitions and organic growth

Year of Investment

2018

Kaak

Kaak is manufacturer of industrial bakery equipment and one of the leading producers of integrated offerings: complete baking lines, from mixing to packing.

Year of Investment

2018

Tony’s Chocolonely

Tony's Chocoloney is an innovative chocolate brand that drives sustainable growth in the chocolate sector

Year of Investment

2018

VDK

VDK is an innovative technical service provider (e.g. climate techniques, solar panels), with the ambition to become a substantial regional player with focus on North East NL without losing the local presence.

Year of Investment

2019

Team
Jan Droste

Managing Director

Jan Droste

Managing Director

Jan has been working for RI since May 2018. He mainly focuses on Dutch companies that are in need of growth financing.
Jan has extensive experience with family companies. This know-how enables him to be the ideal interlocutor to implement a defined growth strategy together with management.

In 2010 Jan started at the M&A department at Rabobank. He mainly executed mid-market transactions in the General Industries segment. Previously, Jan worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland (from 2009) and at ABN AMRO. In 1992 he started his career at ABN AMRO, where he has been active since 1996 in the M&A department.
Jan graduated in civil and business law from the University of Leiden.

Thijs Friederich

Head of Direct Investments

Thijs Friederich

Head of Direct Investments

Thijs has been working at Rabo Investments since June 2015. He focusses on equity participations and is responsible for 5 portfolio companies. He fulfils an active role as a sparring partner for management and adds value through his personal network and experience in supporting growth companies.

Thijs has been working for Rabobank since 2009, where he has been active for 6 years as an advisor for companies at events such as refinancing, acquisitions and capital market transactions. Before that, Thijs worked for ABN AMRO for 10 years with positions within M&A, acquisition financing and commodity financing (last in Chicago). Thijs graduated in financial economics at VU University Amsterdam.

Pieter van der Meché

Executive Director

Pieter van der Meché

Executive Director

Pieter has been working for RI since January 2013. He started his career with Rabobank in 2009 at Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Rabobank, Pieter completed a traineeship with ING and worked in ING Corporate Finance. He started his career at Triple Value (Steward Requeen) Strategy Consultants and CRS Management. Pieter studied Business Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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