Software investor Main Capital won multiple awards during the Private Equity Exchange & Awards Ceremony in Paris (France) on December 8, 2016. Charly Zwemstra, Managing Partner, received 2 awards last Thursday evening: the Special Distinction award in the ‘Best Benelux LBO Fund’ category and the Silver award in the category ‘Best Fundraising and Investor Relations’.
The jury consisted of 80 members from renowned Limited Partners and Asset Managers. The whole investment team is delighted to win these awards and sees them as a crowning achievement for a highly successful 2016. Last year, Main Capital has witnessed strong growth oncemore being a leading investor in the software industry in the Benelux and Germany.
Several investments have been done in successful software companies as Axxerion (Facility Management Software) and OBI4wan (social media monitoring) and hosting provider Denit. In addition, a number of add-on acquisitions was realized for a few portfolio companies: Credit Tools (SaaS Credit Management Software) for OnGuard and Crotec for Roxit. With the exit of EuroSystems and reinvestment in the combination ABIT Europe, Main Capital has managed to achieve a high return for its funders. In addition to these successful deals, the team of Main Capital also greatly expanded and we opened an office in Düsseldorf (Germany) in August 2016.
Four investment professionals are currently working in this office on several promising software deal opportunities. We expect the closing of our third investment in Germany before Christmas. We expect that the software market will remain good in the coming years. Therefore, a new fund, Main Capital V, will be raised in 2017 with a fund size of EUR 200 million. It is expected that this fund will be oversubscribed.
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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, we are the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 150 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Benelux 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 OBI4wan, Axxerion, b+m Informatik, Ymor, Roxit, OnGuard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, ABIT/EuroSystems, Sofon Connexys, Regas, ChainPoint, RVC and TPSC. Main Capital realised many successful exits like IASO to GFI/Solarwinds, Zetacom to Gilde Healthcare, Actuera to Waterland Private Equity and VisionWaves to IFS AB.
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