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ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund

ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund

We are investing in a world in transition

Accelerate together

If you are active in one of our transition pillars as an owner, manager or intermediary of a company looking for an experienced investment partner, let’s start a conversation. E-mail us via the yellow button.

The ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund is one of the largest private impact funds in the Netherlands and invests in companies that have a positive impact on climate and society. With a commitment of EUR 500m, funded and managed exclusively by ABN AMRO, we invest through direct equity investments in key transition sectors and focus on the energy transition, the built environment and sustainable consumption.

Our investment areas

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Energy Transition

Accelerate the transition to a decarbonised economy.

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Built Environment

Accelerate the transition to net-zero solutions in the buildings and construction sector.

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Sustainable Consumption

Decarbonising consumer value chains.

The true value of impact investing

The True Value of Impact Investing

A new way of measuring, reporting and managing impact. Positive and negative impacts, direct and indirect, a full picture of the true impact measured and expressed in Euros. Impact reporting as an instrument for companies and investors to understand their impact, and to increase it further. Impact measurement as a tool for transition. ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund introduces its first impact report, with 2022 as base year for future measurement.

Our Way of Working

We accelerate high growth business models

Growth potential

We search for companies with significant growth potential, organically or through acquisitions.

Leading companies

We invest in market-leading companies in their respective markets.

High-Quality Management

We strongly believe that management teams with a clear strategy will outperform the market.

Good visibility of future CFs

We like recurring cash flows or high visibility of future cash flows.

Impact focused companies

We aim for companies with a focus on adding momentum to the circular, social or energy transition.

Our value creation philosophy

Pursuing growth initiatives

Supporting regional / international sales and expansion through investments or acquisitions.

Supportive approach

Close interaction with management through a balanced supportive approach.

Enhancing purpose

Supporting management in strengthening the purpose of the company.

Planning for growth

Formalizing processes and implementing a comprehensive business improvement plan to drive value creation.

Disciplined usage of debt

Using prudent leverage to allow for an appropriate level of operational flexibility and facilitating value creation initiatives.

Creating impact value

Managing sustainable & social goals and costs by adequate impact measurement and reporting.

Our range of benefits for entrepreneurial companies

Bespoke capital

  • We focus on accelerating growth, rather than on cash dividends during our investment period.
  • We can bring along co-investors for larger tickets or specific expertise.
  • We are happy to assume minority positions in capital structures.
  • We have no hard investment horizon.
  • We focus on impact and financial goals.

Network

We have an extensive network comprising of:

  • Co-investors
  • ABN AMRO Bank sector experts, research and client relationships
  • Friends of the house
  • (Former) portfolio companies
  • Leading impact organisations

who can assist companies (e.g. as board members) in strategic, managerial and/or other needs.

Knowledge

ABN AMRO has substantial knowledge of the energy transition, circular economy and social impact which we make available to our investment companies.

We have specific financial know-how and are typically involved in M&A, refinancing and assisting in the execution of the strategic plan.

Investment principles

Ticket size EUR 5m - EUR 30m (initial ticket dependent on phase of business)
Stakes Majority or minority (relevant stake)
Financials
  • Revenues > EUR 2m
  • CF positive within 3 years
Development phase Strong commercial traction and good unit economics
Focus > 50% revenue within relevant transition
Governance Strong management and team (> 10 FTE)
Geography North-Western Europe
Impact Measurable impact, with the financial performance of the company directly related to the level of impact made

Our Way of Working

We accelerate high growth business models

Growth potential

We search for companies with significant growth potential, organically or through acquisitions.

Leading companies

We invest in market-leading companies in their respective markets.

High-Quality Management

We strongly believe that management teams with a clear strategy will outperform the market.

Good visibility of future CFs

We like recurring cash flows or high visibility of future cash flows.

Impact focused companies

We aim for companies with a focus on adding momentum to the circular, social or energy transition.

Our value creation philosophy

Pursuing growth initiatives

Supporting regional / international sales and expansion through investments or acquisitions.

Supportive approach

Close interaction with management through a balanced supportive approach.

Enhancing purpose

Supporting management in strengthening the purpose of the company.

Planning for growth

Formalizing processes and implementing a comprehensive business improvement plan to drive value creation.

Disciplined usage of debt

Using prudent leverage to allow for an appropriate level of operational flexibility and facilitating value creation initiatives.

Creating impact value

Managing sustainable & social goals and costs by adequate impact measurement and reporting.

Our range of benefits for entrepreneurial companies

Bespoke capital

  • We focus on accelerating growth, rather than on cash dividends during our investment period.
  • We can bring along co-investors for larger tickets or specific expertise.
  • We are happy to assume minority positions in capital structures.
  • We have no hard investment horizon.
  • We focus on impact and financial goals.

Network

We have an extensive network comprising of:

  • Co-investors
  • ABN AMRO Bank sector experts, research and client relationships
  • Friends of the house
  • (Former) portfolio companies
  • Leading impact organisations

who can assist companies (e.g. as board members) in strategic, managerial and/or other needs.

Knowledge

ABN AMRO has substantial knowledge of the energy transition, circular economy and social impact which we make available to our investment companies.

We have specific financial know-how and are typically involved in M&A, refinancing and assisting in the execution of the strategic plan.

Investment principles

Ticket size EUR 5m - EUR 30m (initial ticket dependent on phase of business)
Stakes Majority or minority (relevant stake)
Financials
  • Revenues > EUR 2m
  • CF positive within 3 years
Development phase Strong commercial traction and good unit economics
Focus > 50% revenue within relevant transition
Governance Strong management and team (> 10 FTE)
Geography North-Western Europe
Impact Measurable impact, with the financial performance of the company directly related to the level of impact made
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