Our expertise to unlock hidden potential in private markets makes us best positioned to deliver smart solutions and maximize long-term value for our clients.

Our Philosophy

At RobecoSAM Private Equity, we strive to maximize long-term risk-adjusted returns for our clients. The key to realizing this ambitious target is differentiation. We put strong emphasis on knowledge and innovation and deploy our capital in areas of the market that are underserved or even unexploited.

Our investment philosophy is built upon the following three pillars: 

  • Maximize Long-Term Value 
  • Invest with a Disciplined and Research-driven Process 
  • Provide Transparency and Control
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Since our founding, we have pioneered sustainability investing in private equity. We were the first to launch a sustainable private equity program and to develop Robeco Responsible Entrepreneurship Guidelines even before UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Over the years we have further developed our ESG analysis and now we integrate it in all stages of our investment process. With a track record of 15 years, today we are the leader in integrating sustainability in Private Equity strategies.

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Our Platform


  • More than
    10 years
    of experience in ESG engagement

  • Mandate Solutions 
    Primary Investments 
    Secondary Investments 

  • Part of a strong Platform

Meet our Senior Team Members

Our experienced professionals are dedicated to deliver outstanding and consistent performance.

Reto Schwager Niels Bardelmeijer Silva Deželan Jesse de Klerk Rob Goutman Keimpe Keuning Christian Sarwa Joris Aerns Frank Drukker  Robeco

Strategies & Products

RobecoSAM Private Equity has been investing in private equity since 2000, aiming to generate superior risk-adjusted investment returns over the long term. Our private equity solutions enable institutional investors to gain exposure to primary and secondary private equity funds as well as co-investments in selected private companies. Since 2000, we have launched several generations of Robeco(SAM) branded funds and customized mandates across different private equity strategies and vintage years.

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RobecoSAM Private Equity European Mid Market IV

RobecoSAM PE’s strategy in the lower and mid market in Europe offers investors access to an underserved segment with outsized return potential.

  • Focus on underserved market: EUR 100-350 million fund size. Oftentimes country-specific funds (market map indicates 80-100 such funds per annum).
  • Sweet spot Enterprise Values in range of EUR 50-150 million.
  • Combination of emerging (1st/2nd time funds) and established managers.
  • Due diligence focused on the “alpha” component (managers should have a unique angle): operational value creation rather than dependency on leverage and market timing.
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Over the following pages, we publish the research carried out by our investment professionals. We are dedicated to deliver the latest insights in the field of sustainability investing in private markets.

  • Newsletters
  • ESG Reports 
  • Articles 
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RobecoSAM Private Equity
Investor Relations  
Weena 850
3014 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands