Inergy and LIAS join forces

Majority shareholder Main Capital and Inergy are continuing to build a leading business combination in the field of Business Intelligence (BI) / Analytics and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) in the Benelux.

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Inergy Analytical Solutions, a specialized Managed BI and Data Analytics service provider based in Woerden, joins forces with LIAS Software, based in Ede. Danny Bosman, CEO of LIAS Software, remains involved as a shareholder and joins the management board of Inergy. The business combination creates a very solid company with 130 employees and a focus on four market verticals: government, retail / consumer, finance and logistics.

LIAS Software is a supplier of a broad suite of software and services in the field of Corporate Performance Management, planning and control, management information and risk management. With LIAS’ software, customers keep a grip on their ‘planning and control’ cycle. In addition, the software helps to meet issues such as digitization and increasing transparency within governments. Over 140 government organizations are currently working with the software, including water boards, regional partnerships, provinces and municipalities in particular.

The products and services of Inergy and LIAS fit seamlessly together and respond to the ongoing trend of combining BI / Analytics and CPM software.

Cooperation LIAS Software – Inergy

Mathijs van Houweninge (Director of Inergy): ‘Inergy is pleased with this step; we are very enthusiastic about further supporting the growth of LIAS. Furthermore, this combination allows to make our knowledge and expertise in the field of BI, analytics and data warehousing technology available in the government domain and offer these customers a broader package of products and services.’

Danny Bosman (Managing Director of LIAS): ‘In addition to having better grip on planning and control, government managers want residents, companies and other stakeholders to become more involved in their ambitions, developments and delivered performances. This is why they give priority to publications in this area and to transparency and communication objectives. Converting complex systems with a lot of data into usable information is extremely important in control issues. With the combination of Inergy and LIAS Software we deliver a product range that fits well with these developments.’

Main Capital invested in Inergy in 2017 and supports the group in the further expansion of the business in the coming years, both with organic growth and through targeted acquisitions.

 About LIAS Software

LIAS Software BV specializes in solutions for planning and control, management information and interactive media. From a well-thought-through modular system, solutions for management information, risk management, performance management, financial management and interactive, online budgets and annual reports are delivered and implemented by experienced professionals. LIAS Software is active in the branches of the National Government, Provincial and Municipal Government, Water Boards, Care and Welfare, Utility and Energy Companies. LIAS Software is growing and building on more and more industry solutions under the motto “from organized management to management in control”. The LIAS Software office is located in Ede.

About Inergy

Inergy supports organizations in the areas of business intelligence, advanced (predictive) analytics and data discovery. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, Inergy monitors the processes for data collection, data quality and reporting. This way, companies have access to up-to-date data and analytics at all times. Inergy customers are large and medium-sized organizations in Retail, Financial Services, Production and Logistics. Since 2008, companies can outsource their information provision to Inergy. The head office of Inergy is located in Woerden.

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.

The current investment portfolio of Main Capital consists of growing (SaaS) software companies such as GOconnectIT, JobRouter (Germany), Verklizan, Inergy, MUIS Software, artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, Axxerion, b+m Informatik (Germany), Ymor, Roxit, Onguard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, Sofon, ChainPoint, RVC and TPSC. 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.

Note for the editor:

This press release is issued by Main Capital. For more information, please contact:
Charly Zwemstra (Managing Partner)
Main Capital Partners BV, Paleisstraat 6, 2514 JA, Den Haag
Tel: +31 (0) 70 324 3433 / +31 (0) 6 512 77 805


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