Axxerion and Plandatis join forces
Majority shareholder Main Capital expands leading business combination in the field of Facility Management and Real Estate software in the Benelux through Axxerion.
Heteren, 18 September 2018
Axxerion, a specialized cloud Facility and Property management software vendor located in Heteren, joins forces with the Apeldoorn-based Plandatis. Olaf Zernitz, CEO of Plandatis, will stay involved and will join the management team of Axxerion. Through the business combination, a solid company is formed with over 100 employees and a broad product offering.
Plandatis is supplier of a software suite in the field of technical information- & maintenance management, risk & compliance solutions for real estate and energy label certification. With the software of Plandatis, customers have control over their maintenance obligation and budgets through Long-Term Maintenance Plans (LTMP). The software furthermore supports the efficient management of real estate, installations and infrastructure. Over 1.200 construction- & installation companies, housing corporations and (semi-) governmental institutions currently work with the software products of Plandatis.
The products and services of Axxerion and Plandatis connect seamlessly. The combination actively capitalizes on the trend where the Facility Management- and Real Estate Management software markets move closer together and vendors increasingly offer an all-inclusive solution for both markets.
Cooperation Plandatis – Axxerion
Herman de Jonge (CEO of Axxerion): “Axxerion has built a strong position in the FMIS- and Real Estate market over the past 14 years. Plandatis has a product offering that fits well within our own portfolio, enabling us to offer a complete suite. We are enthusiastic about the cooperation with Plandatis and look forward to developing our products and services together”.
Pieter van Bodegraven (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Axxerion): “Under the direction of Main Capital Partners, Axxerion follows a strategy to further expand internationally through partners, expand the product offering in the FMIS and Real Estate market and execute specific add-on acquisitions. Plandatis with its broad product offering in real estate management has a seamless fit with this strategy.
Olaf Zernitz (CEO of Plandatis): “Plandatis has experienced strong (inter)national growth in the development, sales and implementation of its products. Through the combination with Axxerion, we are able to strengthen- and further expand our market position. We look forward to the future and the unique possibilities to offer O-prognose to the market in the form of an integrated solution with Axxerion, as well as a standalone product”.
Main Capital invested in Axxerion in 2016 and actively supports the group with the further expansion of the business in the coming years, both in the form of organic growth as well as through expansion of the international partner channel and continuing the buy-and-build strategy.
Plandatis has become a specialized vendor with technical software solutions for sustainable maintenance, control of rules & regulations of technical installations, risk & compliance solutions for real estate and management of energy indexes. Customers are located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Curacao and Plandatis develops its software products from its headquarters in Apeldoorn. The products of Plandatis form a strong extension to the FMIS and Real Estate software of Axxerion.
Axxerion is one of the most prominent players in terms of cloud software for Facility Management and Property Management with hundreds of customers and hundreds of thousands of registered end-users. The products of Axxerion are used to optimize the functional processes in Facility Management, Asset- & Maintenance management, Property Management and Contract Management. The software of Axxerion is built as a scalable multi-tenant SaaS platform, including the necessary security and certification. The software offers an extensive range of functionalities used across multiple sectors. Axxerion has an attractive and flexible pricing model (pay-per-use) where customers can easily add or remove modules, through which the software is suitable for both small- as well as large organizations.
About Main Capital
Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia. Within this sector, we are the most specialized party in management buy-outs and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 400 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Netherlands and Germany. An experienced team of professionals manages these Private Equity funds from offices in The Hague and Düsseldorf. Main Capital has a strong footprint in the healthcare SaaS market and acquired companies like SDB Ayton, Verklizan, RVC Medical IT and The Patient Safety Company before.
The current investment portfolio of Main Capital consists of growing (SaaS) software companies such as Enovation, SDB Ayton, GOconnectIT, JobRouter (Germany), Inergy, MUIS Software, artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, Axxerion, b+m Informatik (Germany), Ymor, Roxit, Onguard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, Sofon and ChainPoint. Main Capital also has an interest in managed hosting provider Denit. Main Capital has a long-term perspective with the intention to build larger strong software groups. Main Capital has realized many successful exits such as recently Regas, Connexys (to Bullhorn) and ABIT / EuroSystems. Main Mezzanine Capital is another business line of Main Capital Partners and has provided mezzanine loans to, among others, The Valley, TravelBird, Talkwalker, Worldmeetings and BTC.
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