Private Equity
Excellence - Agriculture
with Rajesh Srivastava
 
About Us
India Agribusiness Fund Ltd., is the first private equity fund focused on the Indian food and agribusiness sector. Conceptualized and sponsored by Rabobank, the Fund has a committed capital of USD 120million. Besides the fund sponsor, Rabobank, other investors include premiere institutions such as IFC (part of the World Bank Group), DEG (member of KfW Group & owned 100% by the Government of Germany), FMO (a Dutch development institution owned by the Dutch Government), CDC (a UK based development institution owned by the British Government) and some premiere private institutional investors such as Capvent. The Fund was launched in November 2008.

Rabo Equity Advisors Private Limited, with offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, is the investment advisor to the Fund in identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities, providing economic and market intelligence to portfolio investments and creating liquidity events for its investors including exit opportunities. The team at Rabo Equity Advisors brings together significant F&A sector expertise and relationships that are essential for an Indian F&A sector focused fund along with a cohesive set of experiences across strategic advisory, operations, fund management, structuring, M&A, capital markets, etc. Majority of the Investment Team members have significant F&A sector specific investment experience.

In order to provide a further edge to its portfolio companies, the Investment Team effectively leverages the power of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR), its global food & agribusiness knowledge provider. FARís expertise and knowledge is key to Rabobank's understanding of the whole agricultural value chain, from primary outputs through to end products. FAR comprises a global team of seventy five analysts that have extensive in-depth knowledge of all the major F&A sectors worldwide. In Asia itself there are over twelve F&A specialists, four of whom are based in India.