12 May 2017

Triodos Organic Growth Fund, together with Social Impact Ventures, has taken a significant minority share in Marqt, a Dutch sustainable food & groceries retailer. This investment provides Marqt with the necessary growth capital, thereby enabling the company to make further steps in realising its sustainability mission.

Marqt plays a leading role in the Netherlands in the development of a healthy and fair food producing system, which takes care for people, animals and environment into account. The company was established in 2008 and currently operates 15 stores in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Haarlem.

The Marqt-concept fits consumers’ need for sustainable food for which they pay a fair price. Jurriën Appers, Senior Investment Manager at Triodos Organic Growth Fund: "More and more consumers deem it important that production of food and other consumer products does not take place at the expense of people and the environment. As a sustainable, innovative and transparent player Marqt offers these consumers an important platform and thus contributes strongly to the development of a more sustainable society.

Please find the full press release here (Dutch only).

27 March 2017

The Board of Directors of Triodos SICAV II has made a number of amendments to the prospectus of Triodos SICAV II. More details can be found in the informative notice. This document can be downloaded here . As part of the procedure to amend the prospectus, shares of Triodos Organic Growth Fund can be redeemed free of charge during the month notice period until 27 April 2017.

22 September 2016

Triodos Organic Growth Fund has taken a minority stake in DO-IT, a leading company that buys organic products from farmers – predominantly in developing countries – and sells them throughout Europe. The long-term investment from Triodos Organic Growth Fund supports DO-IT in its ambition to considerably increase the offering in organic products and improve the position of local farmers.

DO-IT was founded in 1991 by Poppe Braam, driven by a strong commitment to stimulate organic farming and build up sustainable trade relations with farmers in developing countries and buyers in Europe. The company built up relationships with 170 suppliers in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, from which DO-IT buys over 850 products; from nuts, quinoa, dried fruit and sugar to rice and olive oil. The company works very closely with local farmers and cooperatives and shares knowledge about organic farming practices. DO-IT has also launched two consumer brands – La BIO IDEA and Amaizin – which are available in European health-food stores.

Riëlla Hollander, Fund Manager Triodos Organic Growth Fund: ‘DO-IT is a great addition to our portfolio. It is the first Dutch company in the portfolio of Triodos Organic Growth Fund and is also a world-class player because of its close cooperation with local producers from all over the world. Triodos Organic Growth Fund invests in sustainable companies across the entire value chain and with our investment in DO-IT we have added a company that is active at the very beginning of this chain. DO-IT wants to further grow the offering in organic products and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise to realise this ambition.’

Poppe Braam, majority shareholder and CEO of DO-IT: ‘An increasing number of consumers make a conscious choice for organic products. To meet this increasing demand it is essential to increase organic cultivation, also in developing countries. Thanks to the long-term relationships we have built with farmers and producers in the past years we are in the position to contribute to this increase, and put the interests of the farmers first. In Triodos Organic Growth Fund we have found an investor who shares this vision and commits itself for the long-term to help us realise our growth and other ambitions.’

Fund manager Triodos Organic Growth Fund

Riëlla Hollander - Riëlla Hollander joined Triodos Bank as Fund Manager for the Triodos Organic Growth Fund in May 2013 to lead the team of three dedicated investment professionals. She has over 12 years of acquisition finance experience, heading the Acquisition Finance team for Lloyds Bank in the Benelux and Nordics, working alongside Private Equity houses on mid- and large-end Management Buy Outs in a wide-range of sectors. Prior to Lloyds, Riëlla has been active in M&A Advisory (3 years) and general Corporate Banking (4 years). She holds an MBA from Leuven University.

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