Rolly van Rappard is a Dutch banker and businessman who co-founded CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest private equity firm, in 1993.
Rolly van Rappard, also known as Louis Ridder van Rappard, was born on Tuesday, 27 September 1960 (age 62 years; as of 2022) in the Netherlands. His zodiac sign is Libra. He holds a master’s degree in arts in economics from Columbia University, New York City, the United States of America. Later, he earned a master’s degree in law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel Grey
Rolly van Rappard belongs to a Dutch noble family originating from Westphalia, northwestern Germany.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents or siblings.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Françoise van Rappard. His son, Tuan van Rappard, is a businessman.
He resides at Zurderende 11, Graveland, the Netherlands, 124344.
Before joining Citicorp Venture Capital London in 1989, Rolly van Rappard looked after Citigroup’s corporate banking and corporate finance in London and Amsterdam. In 1993, Rolly Van Rappard along with Michael Smith, Hardy McLain, Donald Mackenzie, Iain Parham, and Steve Koltes struck a deal with Citigroup to establish CVC Capital Partners.
In October 2012, Rolly Van Rappard along with Steve Koltes and Donald Mackenzie assumed the chairmanship of CVC Capital Partners, replacing Michael Smith. In 2015, CVC Capital Partners purchased the UK-based gambling company named Sky Betting & Gaming. Under his leadership, CVC Capital Partners acquired a beverage-manufacturing company named Starbev, suitcase manufacturers Samsonite, and the printing systems division of Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (BASF). CVC Capital Partners bought Formula One; however, after incurring losses, Formula One was sold to John Carl Malone’s Liberty Media for $8 billion. In 2021, CVC Capital Partners acquired Gujarat Titans, an IPL team, for Rs. 5,600 crores.
In 2020, his net worth was estimated to be $700 million.
- He also goes by the name Rolly Ridder van Rappard (Knight of Rappard).
- He owns a Blue II yacht that is worth around $50 million. The yacht’s annual running cost in 2023 is around $5 million.
- Steve Koltes, Donald Mackenzie, and Rolly van Rappard are also known as the buyout kings of Europe. Daily Mail