Benelux Rabobank and Kepler Cheuvreux Have Entered into Strategic Partnership
OREANDA-NEWS. Together Rabobank and Kepler Cheuvreux will be the number 1 equity house in the Benelux Rabobank and Kepler Cheuvreux announce they have entered into a strategic partnership that significantly enhances Rabobank’s Equity Capital Markets (ECM) offering in the Benelux, Europe and the US. The investment ensures Rabobank’s corporate clients can benefit from better ECM and brokerage services as well as greater scale and scope. Together Rabobank and Kepler Cheuvreux will be the number 1 equity brokerage house in the Benelux and the thought leader in Food & Agri research. Kepler Cheuvreux is Europe’s leading independent broker.
The partnership offers the broadest research coverage of European stocks, with 90 analysts covering 700 companies across 32 industry sectors. The combined businesses will have the largest research coverage of Dutch equities. The combination of Rabobank’s Food & Agri sector research and Kepler Cheuvreux’s Food & Agri stock coverage means that the partnership will be the global reference for the Food & Agri sector. A further strength of the partnership is that Kepler Cheuvreux’s equity research analyzes companies from a European and sector perspective next to analyzing the local Benelux drivers.
Based in Utrecht, Rabobank’s ECM team will leverage the Kepler Cheuvreux sales, sales trading and research team based in Amsterdam and its multi-local network in Europe and US. Kepler Cheuvreux has been present in Amsterdam since 2001.
Greater corporate brokerage service
Rabobank’s corporate brokerage clients will be able to benefit from Kepler Cheuvreux’s strength in this area as it is the largest corporate broker in Continental Europe. Amongst the capabilities that clients will be able to make use of are the enhanced roadshow and conference capabilities, continuity of share buy-back programs and acquisition or disposal of shares.
Rabobank’s commitment to the enhanced ECM offering is reflected in its investment in a 5% equity stake in Kepler Cheuvreux and representation in its leadership through a board seat.
The ECM Partnership model of Kepler Cheuvreux is tried & tested and has proven to be successful in the partnerships with UniCredit (since 2011) and Cr?dit Agricole CIB (since 2013). Both UniCredit and Cr?dit Agricole CIB are among leaders in IPO issuance in Italy and Germany and France.