Unique family business of unique entrepreneurs finds partner in investor
Rabobank Group, through its investment arm Rabo Investments (RI), has become a co-shareholder in Koppert Cress Group. By taking a minority stake in Koppert Cress, a course is set for further joint sustainable international growth.
Clifton Finance has brought the two parties together. Even before Covid-19, Koppert Cress was looking for a Dutch partner with an international position. In the transaction it was important to maintain the mission and vision of the original (family) owners. Rabo Investments and Koppert Cress found each other as partners with a similar vision on horticulture, healthy food and sustainability. The strength and resources of Rabo Investments will give Koppert Cress the room to continue its further growth.
Thijs Friederich, managing director of Rabo Investments: “Koppert Cress is a beautiful and resilient horticultural company. The company has held up well in the recent corona crisis, while the hospitality industry, their largest market, was largely closed. By being close to its end customers, the chefs, Koppert Cress has built a relationship that results in flexibility, originality with a focus on taste and surprise on the plate. Sustainability and innovation is something we as Rabo Investments are happy to support.”
Clifton Finance acted as advisor to the buyer.