Roxit Group adds Crotec to its portfolio
As of today the Roxit Group has added Crotec to its portfolio. Merging the companies is a strategic choice of Roxit Group to strengthen its position in the field of Spatial Planning and the Geo-field. Crotec will continue to operate independently to a large extent. Through the bundling of products, experience, and strength, the companies within the Roxit Group will be able to offer a more complete portfolio in various fields in the public domain. The Roxit Group has acquired 100% of the shares of Crotec. With support of Main Capital, Roxit Group strives to grow its portfolio of software products; among others through targeted acquisitions such as Green Valley and Crotec.
A source of knowledge, experience and investments
Rob Steneker, CEO of the Roxit Group, welcomes the step to join forces: “Crotec is a solid company with a strong market position in the field of regional planning and geographic information. With this company, we strengthen and broaden our portfolio in these areas. This enables us to innovate and respond to the changing needs of our customers. “
“For Crotec it is important to be part of the Roxit Group; this secures the current market-position and innovations for the purpose of the environmental code. But in the short term we also see good opportunities for our C-SAM-line in combination with the case system and websites of Green Valley”, said André Sluyter, managing director of Crotec.
Time for innovative concepts
Rob van Tiel, Director of Business Development of the Roxit Group: “Our customers are in need of renovation. The current software landscape in the public sector has been quite outdated. The digital agenda of the government, the ‘open data’ concept, and digital service to citizens and businesses are reasons for our customers to need new concepts. In addition, our customers indicated that they want more freedom to combine applications from multiple vendors. They also want to have the freedom to respond flexibly to the ongoing and accelerating change which the law and regulations impose on them. This is the main drive for development within our Group. Both Roxit and Green Valley have this view while working on the renewal of their portfolios. His fellow director, Matty Lakerveld of Crotec, adds: “At Crotec we share the same innovative drive and therefore we fit very well within the Roxit Group. Next to Strategical Planning, our expertise is in the GIS technology. With our C-SAM line we offer smart GIS solutions. We use the latest techniques like ‘live links and streaming’ of data instead of laboriously copying from one database to another. That is a new approach which replaces the old technology. “
An important starting point is that the companies from the Roxit Group will continue to operate from their own specialization, and that the customers from Roxit, Green Valley and Crotec will continue to be served in the best way from their own specific areas. If the customer wishes so, we obviously have a combined and integrated portfolio in various fields. Crotec joins the group as a sister company of Roxit and Green Valley. All companies operate independently and the current management of Crotec (André Sluyter and Matty Lakerveld) will remain on board.
n the back office, the group offers a strong combination permit distribution, supervision, and enforcement (VTH), Spatial Planning (RO) and basic registrations, including the Register Topography (BGT). In addition, a broad portfolio in the area of mid-office and front office (jointly with Green Valley) is offered. Crotec completes the business system and DMS/RMA of Green Valley with the C-SAM suite by centrally managing, cleverly combining and publishing actual and reliable spatial data and key registrations.
About Roxit Groep
Roxit Group originated in 2015 after the acquisition of Roxit by Main Capital. The group was expanded with Green Valley in 2015. With the expertise of Main Capital, Roxit Group is building and developing its product portfolio. Next to that, focus is on new ways of information sharing, collaboration between stakeholders and anticipation on future regulations to serve the customer even better. Growing by staying small and offering customers the freedom of choice is the core of the group.
Roxit produces and delivers software and services for information management to authorities in the fields of the area domain. Clients are mainly from the public sector and consist of environment services, provinces, municipalities, environmental services and water management. About 100 professionals work at Roxit from offices in Arnhem, Zoetermeer and Zwolle. In December 2015, Roxit has expanded its product suite with the acquisition of Cebes; software in the field of public, industrial and fire safety. www.roxit.nl
About Green Valley
Green Valley develops software for knowledge management, using intranet or extranet. She delivers these ICT solutions to governments, organizations such as housing associations, and companies. With its own development and implementation of products for the front office (website/CMS, electronic counter and customer contact system) and the mid-office (business systems and DMS/RMA). There are about 65 experts working from the office in Delft. www.greenvalley.nl
High profile and determined; Crotec is the ICT service provider in the spatial environment. It advertises itself as a provider of total solutions for the mobilization of (geo) information towards the front office for the benefit of professionals and citizens. RoTotaal and C-SAM are product lines with which Crotec distinguishes itself in the market. In addition, they work with business partners who have proven themselves in the various fields. The Crotec customers are active in different fields such as spatial planning, basic registrations, environment, infrastructure and security. www.crotec.nl
About Main Capital
Main Capital is a private equity investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux and Germany. Within this sector, it is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 150 million under management for investment in mature but growing software companies in the Netherlands and Germany. An experienced team of professionals manages the Private Equity Funds. In the current portfolio of Main Capital are rapidly growing (SaaS) software companies like b+m Informatik, Ymor, Roxit, OnGuard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, EuroSystems, Sofon Connexys, Regas, ChainPoint, RVC and TPSC. Recently, Main Capital sold its majority stake in VisionWaves to the Swedish listed IFS AB. Last year Zetacom was sold to Gilde Healthcare. In addition, Main realized a successful exit of cloud storage company IASO to the US cloud provider GFI Software in 2013. In 2012 Main Capital sold Tedopres to the listed Finnish player Etteplan and Actuera was sold to Waterland Private Equity.
NOTE for the EDITOR
This press release is issues by Roxit Group, Crotec and Main Capital. For more information about Roxit Group, Roxit and Green Valley, please contact:
Rob Steneker (CEO) +31 (0) 88 2173 204 / +31 (0 )6 52 20 18 56
For more information about Crotec please contact:
For more information about Main Capital please contact: Charly Zwemstra (Managing Partner)
Main Capital Partners BV, Paleisstraat 6, 2514 JA, Den Haag Tel: +31 (0) 70 324 3433 / +31 (0) 6 215 77 805 firstname.lastname@example.org