Rabobank’s Global Acquisition Finance & Sponsor Coverage is a leading arranger across the entire spectrum of the Dutch mid to large corporate market, and focuses on the mid to large F&A market globally.

We both arrange our own transactions (part of which we syndicate to other institutions) and participate in transactions led by other banks. We facilitate the structuring, execution and management of event-driven financing. Transactions are generally structured on the basis of the cash-flow generating ability of the party to be acquired and include senior debt, often accompanied by mezzanine and other instruments.

Our principal customers are financial sponsors that acquire a controlling interest in the target company by using funds under their management raised from third-party investors. We target transactions requiring EUR 100-1,000 million in sustainable financing. Rabobank’s long-term approach is reflected by our hold policy, where we hold significant amounts of the debt issued by the bank’s customers to maturity.

Our roots as an F&A bank put us in a unique position to provide our customers with in-depth knowledge and unique ideas. And thanks to the expertise of other related departments, such as the Mergers & Acquisitions and Food & Agri Research, plus our intensive teamwork with these teams we can provide the bank’s customers with full-service solutions.


Astrid Gombert
Head Acquisition Finance Netherlands