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 2-50mln equity investment per company

Stage

EBITDA more than EUR 2mln

Products

All forms of equity and junior capital

Sector

Food & Agri, Healthcare, and Sustainability

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

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

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

GO Sharing

GO Sharing is an electric sharing system with great ambitions striving to become the most sustainable and leading e-scooter sharing system in Europe.

Year of Investment

2019

Kingfish Zeeland

Sustainable producer of Yellowtail Kingfish, a premium and versatile fish species. Its proprietary recirculating aquaculture system allows for the local, sustainable, ASC/BAP certified and year round farming of the species in land based basins. Kingfish Zeeland is a first mover engaged in commercialising this species across its target markets in Europe and the United States.

Year of Investment

2019

Protix

Producer of insect protein and fats from the Black Soldier Fly. These insect ingredients are very nutritious solutions for pet food and animal feed. In this way, non-sustainable sources such as fishmeal and soy, can be replaced by a sustainable alternative.

Year of Investment

2019

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

Head of Rabo Ventures

Pieter van der Meché

Head of Rabo Ventures

As of January 2022 Pieter is responsible for the Venture activities of Rabo Investments, where he can combine his investment experience to contribute to the positive change in Food & Agri chains and the impact of this to climate change. Before this role Pieter was active in the Dutch market where he was assisting growing companies. Before Rabo Investments Pieter has worked in the M&A teams at ING and Rabobank where he was leading transactions in the TMT sector and for private equity. He began his career at Triple Value Strategy Consultants (now Steward Requeen), where he advised companies on sustainable strategies from the conviction that the financial value creation and impact can go along together. Pieter studied Business Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Arjan van der Hout

Director

Arjan van der Hout

Director

Arjan is principally focused on working with young, fast growing scale-up companies and more mature mid-market companies.
With experience in debt, equity and hybrid solutions, Arjan is adept to structure tailored solutions for growth companies in whatever lifecycle phase they may be.

Arjan started his career as a management trainee at Rabobank, during which he worked for Global Client Solutions, the Financial Institutions Group and the Mergers & Acquisitions department. He followed his traineeship with a two year tenor at Global Client Solutions, the wholesale unit dedicated to structured and subordinated finance solutions. Since joining Rabo Investments he has been working on risk-bearing debt and equity transactions.

Arjan graduated with a double bachelor's degree, a double master's degree, and a post-grad in business, economics, international relations and diplomacy from Leiden University, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Australian National University and the Clingendael Institute of International Relations. He currently reads for a degree in Laws at Queen Mary, University of London.

Aukje Wolbert

Executive Director

Aukje Wolbert

Executive Director

Aukje joined Rabo Investments in 2021, focusing on the junior capital proposition of RI. She has several years of experience as an investment banker and manager in both the international wholesale and mid-market domain. In her current role, she focuses on risk-bearing capital solutions for fast growing companies in the mid-market domain.
Aukje started her career as equity research analyst with SocGen and Credit Lyonnais.

After her position as credit analyst with Lloyds, she joined Rabobank in 2005 and fulfilled various positions in Acquistion Finance, Portfolio Management, Sustainability and FR&R Restructuring NL. Aukje holds an MBA from the University of Durham, UK.

Bas Verlee

Director

Bas Verlee

Director

Bas has been working for RI since March 2018 and has years of experience in corporate and investment banking. In his current role, he focuses on risk-bearing capital solutions for fast growing companies in the mid-market segment. Bas joined Rabobank in 2012 as a credit analyst for the mid-market. In 2015 he moved to wholesale banking, specializing in Acquistion Finance and Structured Finance.

In 2006 he started his career at ING in corporate banking. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda.

Hanneke Kamphuis

Associate Director

Hanneke Kamphuis

Associate Director

Hanneke joined Rabo Investments in 2021. Prior to joining RI, Hanneke worked for Rabobank Mergers & Acquisitions, where she advised on a variety of deals involving Dutch companies with strong (international) growth ambitions. Following internships in strategy consulting, Hanneke started as a Rabobank management trainee in 2016 through which she gained experience at several Corporate Finance departments, both in the Netherlands as well as within the international wholesale domain of Rabobank. Hanneke holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the VU University of Amsterdam.

Jorg Jentjens

Associate Director

Jorg Jentjens

Associate Director

Jorg has been with RI since October 2018. After internships with Porsche China and Avedon Capital Partners in Düsseldorf, he started his career as a trainee at Rabobank. After his traineeship he gained relevant experience within the Rabobank Acquisition Finance Group. Jorg holds a Master’s degree in Management (University College London) and Corporate Law (Maastricht University). At RI, he supports a variety of SME clients with equity and subordinated debt solutions.

Jorn van der Poel

Director

Jorn van der Poel

Director

Jorn has been working for RI since Juni 2018. He focuses on Direct Investments and high risk financing solutions for Dutch SMEs and Scale-ups. Before, Jorn worked in Structured Finance where he was involved in the structuring and origination of tailor-made financial solutions including subordinated debt, scale-up debt and cumprefs for Dutch mid and large corporates.

Jorn started his career at Rabobank International in 2010 and has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from University of Twente. 

Marouane Oulad

Associate

Marouane Oulad

Associate

Marouane joined Rabo Investments in November 2020 and is part of the Growth Capital team. He started his career at Rabobank as a Global Trainee during which he successfully completed a rotation within RI. He also gained experience at Financial Advisory & Solutions, the AGRI3 fund and Startup Innovation in New York. After his traineeship, he gained relevant work experience at Financial Restructuring International.

Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Marouane temporarily left university to also pursue his own business. For multiple years, he assisted SME companies in making the transition from offline to online. He wants to leverage this entrepreneurial experience to assist companies with a strong vision and growth ambition. Marouane graduated cum laude for the Master in Strategic Management from Tilburg University.

Roelant Mantel

Executive Director

Roelant Mantel

Executive Director

Roelant joined RI in December 2015, where he focuses on ambitious Dutch companies that want to grow further. Prior thereto he was active in the fields of capital structuring and acquisition finance at Rabobank, where he was involved with various management and leveraged buy-outs as well as strategic acquisitions. Realising growth and improvements together with management teams is what drives Roelant. He started his career at Rabobank as a management trainee in 2006. Roelant studied Business Administration at the VU Amsterdam and Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Roderick Reimers

Executive Director

Roderick Reimers

Executive Director

Roderick joined Rabo Investments in 2021. After having started his career at Rabobank, first as a trainee and later on in the Acquisition Finance department,
Roderick spent over twelve years at Bencis Capital Partners (a mid-market private equity firm focussed on the Benelux and Germany).

At Rabo Investments, he will be able to leverage upon his longstanding experience in supporting companies and their teams realising their ambitions and will continue to be focussed upon finding the right partnerships. Roderick holds a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Utrecht.

Serap Des

Project Support Officer

Serap Des

Project Support Officer

Serap joined Rabo Investments in June 2019 as a Project Support Officer. She supports the team members mainly of the Growth Capital team in i.a. project support and organizing several internal and external events. She is also responsible for the marketing and communication for the RI department. She started her Rabobank career in 2013 at IT Systems as a Management Assistant. Before she started at Rabobank she worked in marketing & sales for a German company.

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