• Rothschild Merchant Banking is the investment arm of the Rothschild & Co group.

    It deploys the firm's capital, alongside that of a select set of leading institutional and private investors. With global commitments in excess of €8 billion1, Rothschild Merchant Banking manages a series of funds dedicated to corporate and secondary private equity, multi-managers funds and co-investments, as well as senior and junior credits. 

    Our business is founded on three inter-twined principles - our passion for investing, respect for risk, and culture of partnership - all of which define who we are today.

  • Passion for investing

    The Rothschild family has an investing history dating back more than two centuries - particularly for backing entrepreneurs who the family felt were ahead of their times.

    At Rothschild Merchant Banking we celebrate this legacy. So much so that a passion for investing is the single most important attribute we seek in our people. And we expend significant energy in ensuring that it remains the heart of our culture.

    Respect for risk

    Our investing ethos is centered on delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns to our investors. We are convinced that this is the only way to consistently create long-term value. 

    This approach is borne out of a long-held Rothschild & Co philosophy of wealth preservation through active avoidance of capital impairment.

    Respect for risk does not mean we shun it - rather, this mindset reflects the importance we attach to a proper understanding, quantification and pricing of risk.

  • Culture of partnership

    We aim to form close, enduring relationships with each of our stakeholders: our investors, our managers, our people, our advisers and financiers, and broadly the environment in which we work. 

    We invest significant amounts of capital alongside our investors in each of our funds. We actively encourage our managers to invest alongside us in the companies they run - and make it profitable and easy for them to do so. And we do the same for each of our investing professionals.

    By ensuring that we all "put our money where our mouth is", we hope to create a close-knit ecosystem where all of our interests are fully aligned. Our aspiration is to have a culture of partnership with a shared sense of purpose and level of collaboration in every important decision we make. 

    Responsible investing

    Rothschild Merchant Banking has built its reputation on providing the highest levels of excellence. To maintain this we have defined our guiding principles to encompass a responsible and sustainable approach to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.

    Our guiding principles have been established in line with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment ('UN PRI') which Rothschild Merchant Banking signed in September 2012.

    We have also committed to the Charter of France Invest (French Private Equity Association), which focuses on growth and long-term development of companies, and promotes the establishment of best practices in the areas of human capital management, environment and governance.

    In 2018, we became member of the IC20 (Initiative Climate 2020) to participate to the fight against climate change by aiming to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our portfolio companies and ensure sustainability of performance. 

    In line with the group's Community Investment programme, Rothschild Merchant Banking has decided to support non-governmental organisations and social enterprises that focus on enhancing the prospects of disadvantaged young people globally through a partnership with Epic Foundation. Our partnership is based on individual commitments from our employees with a matching scheme from the Management Company. Founded in 2014, Epic is a global nonprofit startup which provides solutions to make giving the norm. Epic leverages volunteering and giving solutions for individuals and corporations in order to support high-impact social organisations that tackle youth and children issues globally. Epic strictly partners on a pro bono basis so that 100% of the money received goes to Epic portfolio organisations.

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    1. As of December 2017