Certwell, specialist in certificate management, joins Oribi Groep

Oribi Groep, provider of Identity & Access Management software, announces the strategic combination with certificate and compliance specialist in access management Certwell.

Main Capital Partners

Oribi Groep, provider of Identity & Access Management software, announces the strategic combination with certificate and compliance specialist in access management Certwell. This is Oribi Groep’s third add-on acquisition since partnering with Main Capital Partners in 2021. In 2022, the group already strengthened its position by acquiring authorization management specialist SmartAIM and ID verification specialist JanusID. The combination is a new milestone in Oribi’s growth and active buy-and-build strategy. By joining forces, the combined group can continue to expand its product suite, moving closer to its goal of becoming a leading software provider in identity and access management.

Certwell, founded in 2010 and headquartered in Eindhoven, offers a range of compliance and certificate solutions. Certwell is a well-known player in the construction and infrastructure industry, with all grid operators among its customers. These solutions provide assistance to customers in complying with legal and functional requirements of their employees by monitoring the validity and authenticity of certificates. The company serves a total of 45 customers in verticals such as construction, energy, logistics and healthcare. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions to help organizations remain compliant and reduce their administrative workload. Certwell’s solutions enable customers to ensure compliance with industry regulations and maintain the highest quality standards while reducing overhead costs.

Leading IAM specialist
Certwell’s strong certificate management capabilities fit very well within Oribi’s existing offering of scalable identity and access management solutions. The combination is complementary as Certwell and Oribi share a similar product-market-fit and are geographically close to each other. Certwell’s certificate management expertise will allow Oribi to offer an even more comprehensive set of identity and access management solutions to its customers. Moreover, by further broadening within the IAM workflow, the combined group becomes a more diverse player. This makes Oribi even more attractive to its customers, as it becomes a one-stop shop for all their identity and access management needs.

Ivo van Deudekom, Investment Director at Main: “The identity and access management market has been growing for years and this type of solution is becoming more important in various industries. There is an increasing risk of people gaining access to a physical or digital environment without being trained or having obtained the appropriate certifications. Certwell’s solution significantly reduces security risks and allows customers to be compliant with laws and regulations at the same time. We therefore expect strong growth towards the future.”

Jouke Toeter, CEO at Certwell: “Certwell currently provides all grid operators in the Netherlands with a Digital Security Passport. We are also very ambitious to further expand our market position in the construction and technical sectors, among others. With Oribi and Main on board, we can realize this ambition faster. We are therefore in the starting blocks for further (international) growth.”
Henk de Kort, CEO at Oribi: “This partnership allows us to offer an even broader product suite for identity and access management. We look forward to joining forces with Certwell to provide customers with an even more complete product.”

About Certwell
Certwell was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company offers a range of compliance and certificate solutions to a total of 45 clients in the Netherlands and is active in verticals such as construction, energy, logistics and healthcare. Certwell is a well-known name in the Dutch Infrastructure sector and serves all grid operators and (the largest) infrastructure companies.

About Oribi Groep
Oribi Groep offers modern solutions with which identities of, for example, visitors, customers and employees can be securely and efficiently verified and the corresponding authorizations subsequently managed. Oribi, with offices in Oisterwijk, Houten and The Hague has about 50 employees, serving a total of more than 500 customers. About half of these are municipalities, but Oribi also serves customers in multiple sectors including the flex industry, education and healthcare.

About Main Capital Partners
Main Capital Partners is a leading strategic software investor in Northwestern Europe and the Nordics. Main has almost 20 years of experience strengthening software companies, working closely with management teams to achieve sustainable growth. Over the past few years, Main has experienced strong growth, raising 1.2 billion EUR in Q4 of 2021. Currently, Main manages over 2.2 billion EUR in assets, has 60 employees, and maintains offices in The Hague, Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Antwerp, and an affiliate office in Boston. As of October 2021, Main has invested in more than 150 software companies which have created approximately 9,000 jobs. Recent exits include LOQATICS (NL) to Sogelink (FR) and Onventis (GER) to Keensight.


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