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Fund Hub

The platform that supports investment funds like private equity, private debt and mutual funds with a vast variety of our banking products such as fund finance, M&A or ESG advisory throughout the whole fund life cycle.

Our Reach

The Fund Hub of RBI Group acts as a bridge for institutional clients within the Central and Eastern European region. We leverage our value proposition on a well-established network of banks across 13 markets, sharing our best experience and know-how with clients.

Our Solutions

We support our clients with a vast variety of RBI’s banking products throughout the whole fund life cycle. Our value proposition covers the needs of Alternative Investment Funds, UCITS/Mutual Funds and all types of Asset Managers in a holistic way.

Our Team

Our team consists of highly experienced individuals with a successful track record in the fund industry and investment banking. The combination of a highly skilled team with RBI’s expertise and network in Central and Eastern Europe results in robust support for our clients.

Our solutions for the: Fund Life Cycle of Alternative Investment Funds

Phase 1: Fund Setup and Fundraising

Support in Fund Setup

We support our partners in choosing a fund administrator and offer strategic advice with the fund setup and structuring.

Fundraising Expertise

Furthermore, we can support you in pre-marketing for the acquisition of potential investors. On a selective basis RBI may also consider becoming an investor itself.

Onboarding and eKYC Process

Throughout the RBI Group we will guide you through the entire onboarding and eKYC process.

Cash Management

Discover our group wide Cash Management solutions from accounts to cash flow management and real time payment services, from cross-border transactions to digital solutions.

Phase 2: Fund Finance and Deal Sourcing

Fund Financing

To ensure funds’ investment strategy, we offer a variety of fund finance solutions on a bilateral basis or in club deals including subscription-, manager’s- and hybrid credit facilities. Herein we support the development of funds’ sustainable strategy, focusing on ESG-linked KPIs.We support our partners in choosing a fund administrator and offer strategic advice with the fund setup and structuring.

Fund Finance and Alternatives Investments

Fund Finance offers alternative asset managers / funds various forms of secured financing. In addition to the European Economic Area, RBI also focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. RBI's experts offer the full range of products – from the structuring of the transaction to the financing or syndication of the same. These credit facilities at fund level are usually secured by subscription commitments of the fund investors and/or other fund assets and serve, among other things, the interim financing of fund investments, working capital purposes and the reduction of administrative expenses.

  • Fund Finance
    Providing fund level facilities for alternative asset funds secured by the unfunded capital commitments of the funds’ investors and/or the funds’ assets. Such facilities are used for bridging investments, working capital purposes and help reducing administrative burden.

Mergers & Acquisitions

From initial analysis of potential target portfolio companies up to closing of deals, we advise you in buy-side M&A transactions and provide related Leveraged Buyout and Infrastructure financing.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have many years of experience as a leading M&A advisor in Austria, CEE as well as in Ukraine, Russia and Turkey and especially advise clients on cross-border M&A transactions and in the field of debt capital advisory. Our guiding principle is to act in the best interests of our clients at all times.

We do this by giving impartial advice and by combining our top-level industry sector expertise in the fields of:

  • Consumer / Retail / Agro / Life Sciences
Consumer - Retail - Agro - Life Sciences
  • Industrials
Industrials
  • Energy / Utilities
Energy - Utilities
  • Telecoms / Media / Technology
Telecoms - Media - Technology
  • Metals / Mining
Metals - Mining

In connection with our local market coverage through the RBI network and our Raiffeisen Investment office in Istanbul we offer our services in 10 countries with a team of more than 40 experienced M&A professionals. Our growing reputation and years of success mean that we have become the advisor of choice for transactions in emerging Europe.

Advior International

As of May 2020, we are a member of ADVIOR International (former MidCap Alliance), the leading M&A network in Europe. For our clients, this means a truly operational reach across geographies.

Hedging

Alongside fund financing, we can support our clients to hedge FX and IR risks on their fund's balance sheet.

Raiffeisen Research

The team of Raiffeisen Research offers a comprehensive overview of actual economic- and capital markets trends spanning the expertise over 13 countries in the region.

Phase 3: Management of Portfolio Companies

Fund Financing

As part of our fund financing offer, we offer you additional forms of financing at this stage of the fund's life cycle, which serve to optimize the capital invested and to secure liquidity. These include net asset value, asset-based or revolving credit facilities.

Fund Finance and Alternatives Investments

Fund Finance offers alternative asset managers / funds various forms of secured financing. In addition to the European Economic Area, RBI also focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. RBI's experts offer the full range of products – from the structuring of the transaction to the financing or syndication of the same. These credit facilities at fund level are usually secured by subscription commitments of the fund investors and/or other fund assets and serve, among other things, the interim financing of fund investments, working capital purposes and the reduction of administrative expenses.

  • Fund Finance
    Providing fund level facilities for alternative asset funds secured by the unfunded capital commitments of the funds’ investors and/or the funds’ assets. Such facilities are used for bridging investments, working capital purposes and help reducing administrative burden.

Products & Services for Portfolio Companies

We also offer a comprehensive set of solutions for corporates, thus maximizing the performance of portfolio assets, including cash management, trade and export finance, FX and interest rate hedging, financing incl. origination of DCM transactions like green and sustainable bond issues etc.

Phase 4: Divestments and Exits

M&A and ECM

Based on our many years of experience in investment banking, we advise you on various exit strategies. This includes M&A advice to both strategic investors and financial investors. In addition, we also support you with ECM solutions such as IPOs.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have many years of experience as a leading M&A advisor in Austria, CEE as well as in Ukraine, Russia and Turkey and especially advise clients on cross-border M&A transactions and in the field of debt capital advisory. Our guiding principle is to act in the best interests of our clients at all times.

We do this by giving impartial advice and by combining our top-level industry sector expertise in the fields of:

  • Consumer / Retail / Agro / Life Sciences
Consumer - Retail - Agro - Life Sciences
  • Industrials
Industrials
  • Energy / Utilities
Energy - Utilities
  • Telecoms / Media / Technology
Telecoms - Media - Technology
  • Metals / Mining
Metals - Mining

In connection with our local market coverage through the RBI network and our Raiffeisen Investment office in Istanbul we offer our services in 10 countries with a team of more than 40 experienced M&A professionals. Our growing reputation and years of success mean that we have become the advisor of choice for transactions in emerging Europe.

Advior International

As of May 2020, we are a member of ADVIOR International (former MidCap Alliance), the leading M&A network in Europe. For our clients, this means a truly operational reach across geographies.

Equity Capital Markets

Raiffeisen's Equity Capital Markets team supports companies in financing their growth plans on the capital market through tailor-made solutions. It has many years of experience in the structuring and execution of equity transactions as well as excellent contacts to institutional investors and the financial community in Austria and abroad. In addition, access to the retail network of the Raiffeisen Banking Group and the network banks of Raiffeisen Bank International in the CEE region also contributes to the outstanding placement power.

Our numerous roadshows and conferences bring listed companies and relevant investors together.

As capital market specialists, we cover the full spectrum of transactions:

  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Capital Increases & Secondary Public Offerings (SPOs)
Capital Increases & Secondary Public Offerings (SPOs)
  • Block Trades & Accelerated Book Buildings (ABBs)
Block Trades & Accelerated Book Buildings (ABBs)
  • Rights Offerings
Rights Offerings
  • Listing & Paying Agent
Listing & Paying Agent
  • Tender Agent
Tender Agent

Even before IPOs, we support companies with pre-IPO financing and corporate structuring. Let us work with you to develop the deal structure that meets your needs.

Refinancing

In the event of an extension of the fund term, we also provide the refinancing of exiting investors, which brings another financial and operational advantage to the fund's portfolio.

Our solutions for: UCITS/Mutual Funds

Open-Ended Fund Structures

Our subsidiary Raiffeisen Capital Management offers its clients open-ended fund solutions with EU-regulated fund structures within the RBI Group. In Austria, it makes its expertise in asset management available through the Kapitalanlagegesellschaft (KAG). It operates in 10 CEE countries through local asset management and pension fund companies and serves clients throughout the RBI network.

Institutional Prime Services

Our Fund Hub offers institutional prime services, including research, trading and custody product packages for cash equities (DMA), ETDs, ETFs, and cash management and securities lending. In addition, we support you with access to the CEE region and various investment strategies through our fund brokerage platform, which reaches over 25,000 funds worldwide.

ESG Advisory

For fund managers active in the CEE region, our broad research represents a clear advantage. Raiffeisen Research also offers ESG risk scoring for fund portfolios, specific industries or countries, depending on clients' needs and the availability of specific data.

Raiffeisen Research

Raiffeisen Research teams in Vienna and the CEE countries provide you with comprehensive insight into current economic and capital markets trends.


With a focus on economics, currencies, rates, fixed income and equity, Raiffeisen Research helps you to better understand and react to market dynamics and trends.

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