Today Rabobank launched ''Rabo&Crowd'', a cooperation with trading platform Nxchange to ease SMEs' access to the capital markets.
Rabo&Crowd is an initiative in which financing from different sources (including traditional bank financing) is combined. SMEs can now fulfill their financing needs by combining a Rabobank loan with a bond issuance to the general public. The bonds can be traded on Nxchange's trading platform and investors may be able to invest for an amount as low as EUR 100.
Larissa Silverentand, Edger Kleijer, Antonia Netiv, Philip Silvis, Daphne Wichard and Menno Lukkes of the FCS Financial Law and FCS Capital Markets teams advised Rabobank on a wide variety of regulatory aspects and general structuring of this project, which received attention on FD.nl.