Colesco, a new independent private credit specialist, is driven by a mission to unite capital and purpose by supporting leading European mid-market businesses in realising their sustainable growth ambitions.

The Rabobank Group is expanding into European mid-market direct lending by supporting Colesco, a new independent private credit specialist.

Colesco evolves out of Rabobank’s credit business and combines a long history of credit investing with a differentiated investment approach to deliver bespoke capital solutions, including unitranche loans, to ambitious mid-market corporates. This solution has strong client demand and was not yet part of the group’s product suite.

The platform provides institutional investors access to the growing private debt market allowing Colesco to combine and manage multiple commitments in one loan.

Colesco has an investment strategy that is in line with Rabobank’s mission to grow a better world together and it will be using the group’s network, knowledge and resources to invest institutional capital in major global transitions.

Stefaan Decraene, Chair of Rabobank's Managing Board, said “Rabobank is continuously investing in solutions to support its client base. Colesco is a good example of how we as a cooperative bank embrace new customer needs and how we can drive sustainable transitions by working together with partners, both in the Netherlands and around the world.”

Background information

Colesco is an innovative direct lender with a mission to unite capital and purpose. It provides senior secured debt (including unitranche loans) and subordinated debt to leading European mid-market companies (between €10m-€100m EBITDA) that seek to achieve their sustainable growth ambitions.

Colesco is backed by Rabobank – a global financial institution with a rich heritage. Colesco combines its long history of credit investing at Rabobank with a differentiated investment approach.

With a clear focus on thematic investing and a wide network in both its home market of the Benelux and across Europe, Colesco is a reliable, long-term partner to companies that want to realise their growth ambitions while offering investors the advantages of a growing private debt market.

For more about Colesco please visit their website or follow Colesco on LinkedIn.