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Long-term backing gives boost to Branta eco fund

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Roodhals Capital vehicle puts focus on sustainability throughout the industrial value chain

At a time when capital for start-ups is particularly scarce, Amsterdam-based Branta Solutions, managed by Roodhals Capital, is in the enviable position of having started in mid-July with the long-term backing of some of the largest pension funds in Europe.

Seeding of €25 million, with a three-year lock-up, was provided by IMQubator, an incubator vehicle set up by a group of Dutch institutional investors - including APG, which has committed €250 million to the project.

Roodhals was set up by Willem Appel and Cor Timmermans, who had known