Advisory Services & Products

Mergers & Acquisitions

Over 90 M&A experts serve Rabobank clients worldwide, providing extensive cross-border execution capabilities with a local presence in all major geographies. Our team is fully equipped to advise clients in both buy-side and sell-side transactions ranging from public auctions to tailored one-on-one situations. In addition, we collaborate with Rabobank’s Capital Markets, Equity Private Placement, RaboResearch and financial Sponsor Coverage teams - the last of which works closely with all major private equity firms in the F&A space.

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Acquisition Finance

Rabobank’s Acquisition Finance team works with financial sponsors and private equity firms in the origination, structuring, execution, and management of event-driven financings. In tandem with our M&A, Sponsor Coverage and Capital Markets groups, we work with top-tier financial sponsors throughout the merger and acquisition process to provide optimal debt structures and syndication services to support our clients’ ambitions. Rabobank’s long-term approach is reflected by our many ‘final hold’ positions, where we hold to maturity significant amounts of the debt issued by clients.

Financial Advisory & Solutions

Financial Advisory & Solutions (FAS) is our center of
financial innovation. We create unique solutions to meet
clients’ needs where existing banking products do not
sufficiently address them. Our capabilities include junior
capital for acquisitions and expansions, short-term liquidity solutions and those that address specific balance sheet and capital management needs, and tax-efficient financings. We advise clients on optimizing their capital structure and managing their liquidity and credit ratings impact under both status quo and more complex or event-driven situations. FAS comprises multi-disciplinary experts with deep understanding of credit, capital markets, accounting, legal and tax who lead our clients from discovery to execution.


The Capital Markets team offers advisory, underwriting and execution for debt and equity issuances, acquisition financing and bridge loans for investment and non- investment grade corporates, project finance, trade and commodity finance, and financial institution counterparties. Our clients and other financial institutions see us as a key partner in syndications given our strong track record and sector focus. We operate from Utrecht/Amsterdam, London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and Sao Paulo.

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Risk & Treasury Management

The Risk & Treasury Management team offers corporates and financial institutions strategies to manage asset and liability exposures with services spanning FX, interest rate risk, money markets, derivative strategies and commodities. Our roots in the F&A sector put us in a position to share in-depth knowledge and provide our global clients with customized advice on hedging and commodity risk management.

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Value Chain Finance

Rabobank’s Value Chain Finance (VCF) team offers flexible working capital solutions to clients around the world. With a team of over 100 experts, we have extensive experience in North America and across the world in accounts payable, inventory and accounts receivable financing programs with multi-jurisdiction and multi-currency components. Providing non- recourse, limited recourse and full recourse solutions throughout the entire working capital value chain, VCF is able to uniquely offer integrated facilities tailored to clients’ specific situations and requirements.

Trade & Commodity Finance

Rabobank’s award-winning Trade & Commodity Finance (TCF) team provides short-to medium- term working capital financing solutions for domestic and international companies involved in the trading of physical commodities globally in the energy, metals and agricultural sectors. Spanning multiple continents, our global network of experts work closely with clients on advising, structuring and arranging working capital facilities in addition to providing other bank products such as capital markets, markets hedging, and value chain financing.

Corporate Loan Products

Rabobank’s Core Lending Group offerings represent the full suite of credit products for our large commercial and private equity clients, providing a host of financing solutions to the sectors we serve. With extensive food and agribusiness sector knowledge, our relationship management and credit professionals aim for unmatched excellence in meeting our clients’ critical needs related to working capital, fixed assets and acquisition financing.

Renewable Energy Project Finance

Rabobank’s global Renewable Energy Project Finance team has a strong focus on advising, structuring, arranging and underwriting complex project finance transactions. We offer innovative structures that are tailor-made for primarily renewable energy, but also for F&A projects. Renewable energy projects include wind, solar, battery storage, geothermal, fuel cells, waste-to-energy, waste-to-value and energy efficiency. To support the successful realization of these projects, Rabobank offers construction, project-level and back-leveraged term debt, bridge financing, equipment supply loans, portfolio or HoldCo facilities as well as ancillary services including interest rate hedging and letters of credit supported by the bank’s expertise and strong credit rating. Rabobank has a long track record in financing energy transition projects globally, with a large footprint in North America, Europe and Asia.

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RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness is a team of 85 highly specialized analysts working across the globe who provide our clients with tailored, indispensable analysis. In addition, the RaboResearch Economics & Markets team of over 50 analysts issues regular forecasts and commentary to support risk management and strategic decision making. Complementary to publishing insights and engaging industry leaders on popular podcasts and at virtual and in-person events, our analysts are in regular and close dialogue with clients on key strategic issues.

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Food & Agribusiness Startup Innovation

Today, success requires new ways of thinking and operating in a rapidly changing environment. Rabobank is committed to helping clients achieve their long-term strategic goals and future-proof their businesses. Innovation is the engine for feeding the world sustainably in decades to come, and Rabobank is proud to offer clients engagement with our flagship FoodBytes! innovation platform.

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Sustainability-Linked Products

Rabobank is a global leader in the growing Sustainable Finance market, providing our clients with products and services that meet their sustainability ambitions. Further, Rabobank has consistently been ranked #1 in having the best ESG risk rating amongst banks by Sustainalytics. As a leading Sustainability Coordinator for complex transactions, Rabobank serves the Sustainable Finance market with innovative structures that promote F&A sustainability objectives such as carbon footprint reduction, regenerative agriculture, renewable energy production and sourcing, and food and packaging waste reduction.

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