Client perspective

Rabobank is the bank of choice for more than 80% of Dutch corporates. We are also a leading provider of banking services to big business internationally.

Our corporate clients appreciate our in-depth knowledge and expertise of their markets and sectors. They like the way we work closely with them to resolve complex financial issues.

Don't just take our word for it. Listen to what our clients have to say about their relationship with Rabobank and how, as their strategic financial partner, we help them achieve their business goals.


Finding the way to a new bank
Dutch motorists' association ANWB is not only the biggest members' club in the Netherlands. It's perhaps also the most ambitious. So when this energetic organisation sought a new financial partner, it wanted one whose character matched its own. A bank that looks after the cents, but also dares to think bigger.

"Rabobank’s commitment is hugely important."


A brand worth fighting for
CEO Huub van Doorne had a dream: to resurrect the quintessentially Dutch distillery brand Lucas Bols. That first meant returning Bols to Dutch ownership from French hands. It was a risky undertaking. Rabobank helped Van Doorne formulate the takeover and a feasible strategy for future growth.

"Rabobank really understands our industry."


Rabobank guarantees liquidity
The merger of Friesland Foods and Campina created one of the world's largest dairy companies – and a company that, like Rabobank, works on cooperative principles. After the merger, there was a need for new tradeable bonds for FrieslandCampina’s members. Rabobank guaranteed the liquidity of the bonds and facilitated an internal market. One cooperative helped another.

"Rabobank understands our issues."


To the top of the food chain with Rabobank
Dutch-based VION is the largest meat processor in Europe – a position it achieved in just five years through a string of strategic takeovers. The acquisition of Scottish family-owned Grampian Country Foods was the crowning glory. Rabobank assisted VION on every step of its pan-European growth journey, providing both advice and financing.

"It's important that a bank has confidence in our business."


Fast-moving transactions
When the management of online retailer got the unique opportunity to buy the Netherlands' largest web shop, it had to act fast. A solid business plan and a good click with the Rabobank team meant the management buyout was concluded rapidly. Despite the financial crisis, Rabobank was able to stick to the previously-agreed financing plan.

"Rabobank thinks in solutions, not in problems."