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Rabobank spins-out private equity arm which launches Nordian Fund II

2 Sep 2014

spinning-top_lrgRabobank’s buyout arm Rabo Capital has been spun-out and renamed Nordian Capital Partners.

The newly-named firm said in a statement that Nordian will be autonomous, although Netherlands-headquartered Rabobank retains a significant shareholding while multi-family office Commonwealth Investments also has a stake.

Rabo Capital’s spin-out also sees the launch of Nordian Fund II which is believed to have received commitments of €300m from its owners.

The vehicle will be used to invest in Dutch mid-market companies with a focus on acquiring majority stakes in profitable and sustainable growth businesses with an operating profit of at least €3m.

Nordian is a generic investor, but said it has an affinity with companies in the food, health and services sectors.

The firm’s statement said that it aims to “further expand its strong position in the mid-market private equity sector and its strategy will remain virtually unchanged.”

Rabobank recently backed Anterra Capital’s food and agriculture focused fund together with Moonray Investors and Rabobank.

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