This report summarizes the results of our assessment of the global private equity investor database. We utilized a keyword crawler to detect private equity investors who mention food-related terms on their websites. Our detailed and comprehensive Excel sheet offers an efficient means to focus on applicable investors in the food industry.
The Netherlands is one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and food products, thanks to its highly mechanized agricultural sector.
In this article, we are introducing three interesting food-focused private equity funds from our keyword crawler-based food private equity investors list.
1. Rabo Investments (Utrecht)
Rabo Investments is a captive investment franchise of Rabobank, dedicated to advancing its mission of “Growing a Better World Together.” The firm provides various capital solutions, including equity, subordinated debt, and scale-up financing to support clients locally in the Netherlands and globally, with a specific emphasis on the food & agriculture industry.
Rabo Investments has made significant acquisitions in the food industry, including Protix, a top Dutch company that specializes in insect-based ingredients. Protix produces insect protein and fats sourced from the Black Soldier Fly, delivering sustainable inputs for organic fertilizer, pet food, livestock feed, and aquaculture. In 2019, Rabo Investments became a shareholder in Protix due to their recognition of the company’s growth potential and alignment with their investment pillars of food and agriculture and Sustainability.
2. NewPort Capital (Amsterdam)
NewPort Capital, an independent private equity firm based in Amsterdam, invests in mid-market companies in the Netherlands. Their focus is on companies with a proven track record, significant growth potential, and ambitious, strong management teams. Target companies are usually active in B2B and B2C markets, including sectors such as software, data & technology, business or financial services, manufacturing, and food & packaging. NewPort Capital has invested in various food sector enterprises, including Cold Care Group, the leading producer of modular insulated construction for refrigerated stores. These stores are indispensable for the storage and preservation of food.
3. Nordian Capital Partners (Amsterdam)
Nordian Capital Partners, headquartered in Amsterdam, is an investment firm that was created in 2014 through the merger of Rabobank Capital and Friesland Bank Investments. The investment company has played a significant role in the food sector, specifically in the field of aquatic nutrition. Notably, Nordian Capital Partners invested in Coppens International, an innovative and high-quality business specializing in aquatic nutrition products for the aquaculture and hobby segments. Established in 1993, Coppens International has manufactured a variety of fish feed products.
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