Private credit specialist Colesco enters the market with sustainable direct lending solutions
Utrecht, 14/09/2023 – Colesco has launched a new direct lending platform to support leading European mid-market businesses in realising their sustainable growth ambitions. Backed by the Rabobank Group, a global cooperative financial institution with a rich heritage, Colesco is driven by a mission to unite capital and purpose.
Combining a long history of credit investing with a differentiated investment approach, Colesco delivers flexible capital solutions to ambitious companies while simultaneously providing institutional investors with differentiated access to attractive segments of the growing European private debt market. Colesco offers senior secured debt (including unitranche loans) and subordinated debt for sponsor and privately owned businesses with EBITDA of between €10m-€100m.
Colesco’s sustainable investing mindset is underpinned by the conviction that selecting and supporting companies that are well placed for the transition to a more sustainable society, yields better results for all stakeholders. Its thematic investment strategy is focused on companies with a strong potential to drive meaningful progress towards three key pillars at the heart of Colesco's purpose: Energy Transition, Sustainable Food, and Inclusive Society.
With nearly a century of combined credit experience, Colesco’s senior leadership team, which evolved out of Rabobank’s credit business, has supported many companies through their growth trajectories. During this time, the team has built a wide network of leading financial sponsors and high-quality corporate borrowers within Colesco’s three strategic investment themes, both in their home market of the Benelux, and across Europe.
Danny Vroegop, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Colesco said:
“Colesco is an independently managed direct lending platform that was formed to provide bespoke capital solutions to a growing number of mid-market businesses who want to invest and expand. By working alongside leading European companies and actively supporting them in their transition to a more sustainable business model, we believe Colesco is pioneering a fresh approach to private debt.”
Robin van den Brandhof, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Colesco added:
“Mid-market companies are critical drivers of sustainable progress. We believe businesses with high sustainability standards are typically better run, have fewer operational risks, and more potential. I am convinced that by working together with our borrowers, investors, and our other stakeholders over the long term, we can achieve our mutual objective of sustainable growth.”
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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.
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