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Corporate investments

To help you stay a step ahead in business, ING’s Corporate Investments team provides a full range of tailor-made minority equity, preference shares and subordinated debt solutions to help you grow and reach your strategic objectives. We are optimistic and entrepreneurial, and will work with you to find the best solution for your capital needs, with a ‘glass half full’, can-do mentality. Over the past 10 years, we have invested over €1.5 billion in equity and subordinated debt products, in both the Benelux and internationally.

Facilitating changes in shareholder ownership/composition

Financing growth plans and acquisitions

Balance sheet strengthening/restructuring

We specialise in providing risk-bearing capital in situations where a company’s capital requirements are beyond the limits of regular senior (bank) financing. Largely event-driven, we can add value at decisive moments in your company’s life cycle. With a product-neutral view, we go the extra mile in finding you a tailor-made, structured solution that can help you realise your strategic goals.

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Financing growth plans and acquisitions:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Organic growth strategy financing
  • Co-investments.

Facilitating changes in shareholder ownership/composition: 

  • Management buy-out
  • Enabling shareholder/management succession (i.e. in family-owned companies) 
  • Enabling shareholder exit
  • Co-investments
  • (Partial) monetisation of a shareholder.

Balance sheet strengthening/restructuring: 

  • Optimising your company’s capital structure
  • Reduce leverage / improve covenant headroom
  • Financial restructuring.

We have an experienced team that differentiates us from most risk-bearing capital providers (such as typical Private Equity investors) thanks to a different focus on control, exit and products offered. At the same time, we can provide access to the full range of ING products and our vast network.

Sustainable investments

Also, an integral part of Corporate Investments is the Sustainable Investments fund, which focuses on smaller companies which have a business model that contributes to a more sustainable future, such as within the circular economy, energy transition and/or water management.

Added value of ING Corporate Investments:

  • Seasoned team of investment professionals
  • No active management involvement, i.e. no loss of control
  • No fixed exit horizon, meaning flexibility to accommodate a variety of exit scenarios. 
  • Easy access to our network, financial products and sector expertise
  • International presence and global reach (not only Benelux)
  • Flexible approach towards governance and investment structure
  • One-stop-shop solution offering the entire range of risk-bearing capital
  • Product neutral, with unique and tailor-made solutions.

Investment criteria:

  • Strong and sustainable market position with clear strategy
  • Motivated and capable/experienced management team
  • EBITDA > €1.5m
  • Investment size depends on the risk profile, sweet spot €2.5m - €10m for minority equity and €7.5m - €50m for subordinated debt.

ING Ventures

ING Ventures is the venture capital arm of ING, making minority investments in early and growth stage companies that have a strategic relevance to ING.

Why partner with us

Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. So whatever your financial needs, whether you are looking to expand and want strategic advice, or just want to make your day-to-day banking more efficient, we are here to support your business ambitions.

  • Serving corporate clients and financial institutions in over 35 countries.
  • We pair local and global insight with sector knowledge with financial expertise.
  • We are ranked as a leader in sustainability and we are included in the FTSE4Good Index.
  • Global Capital

    Most impressive investment bank for corporate ESG capital markets and advice

    2023
  • Global Finance

    Outstanding leadership in sustainable bonds (global) & sustainable project finance (Western Europe)

    2022
  • Global Capital

    Most impressive investment bank for financial institutions

    2021