Main Capital supports combination GOconnectIT and Geodan and forms a leading combination in the geo-IT and field service management software market

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Main Capital Partners
10/08/2020

GOconnectIT, supplier of innovative geo-IT and field service management software solutions, joins forces with Geodan, specialist in Location Intelligence software.  

GOconnectIT is a leading software group in the field of geo-IT and field service management. GOconnectIT has approximately 1,000 customers in various sectors such as infrastructure and construction, network operators, government and municipalities. The company’s goal is to unburden its customers and connect them with smart (mobile) solutions.

The cooperation between GOconnectIT and Geodan makes it possible to make innovative technologies such as BIM, 3D and Augmented Reality more quickly accessible to the market. Flagship product of Geodan is GeodanMaps, a cloud-based platform for geo-data and location-based solutions. Clients of Geodan include; ProRail, PostNL, Ministry of I&W and BZK, Stedin and BAM.

Together, GOconnectIT and Geodan will focus on expanding the product portfolio and strengthening a leading position in the market. The management of Geodan will remain closely involved with the organisation in the coming years and will retain an equity interest in the combined group. The cooperation is supported by Main Capital, majority shareholder in GOconnectIT.

Cooperation Geodan – GOconnectIT

Bert Scholten (Director Geodan): “Geodan is an innovative leader in the field of Location Intelligence. Our solutions provide valuable answers and insights to many complex spatial and social challenges. Through the collaboration with GOconnectIT, customers will benefit even more. I am very much looking forward to get started and realising this inspiring assignment together”.

Edwin van Rooijen (Director GOconnectIT): “Geodan is an authority in the field of geo-IT and is years ahead of the competition in areas such as 3D, Augmented Reality and Building Information Management (BIM). These are aspects that will take off in the coming years in the markets in which we operate. Conversely, GOconnectIT has an excellent track record in marketing technology to a broad target group. We see this as a real win-win situation”.

Pieter van Bodegraven (partner Main Capital and chairman GOconnectIT): “We have known Geodan for quite some time and are enthusiastic about the possibilities in a combination with GOconnectIT. With this strategic step a leading group in the field of geo-IT and software will be built with a turnover of more than EUR 30m and over 250 employees. We look forward to jointly expand this group in the coming years”.

About Geodan
For 35 years, Geodan – innovative specialist in Location Intelligence – has been making the world a safer, more efficient and more sustainable place. Geodan works with great attention to innovation for many parties in the world of science/research, government and business. Geodan has 170 associates and offices in Den Bosch and Amsterdam.

About GOconnectIT

Since the start, GOconnectIT has focused on GIS and the coordination of the process cables and pipelines in infrastructural projects. This specialism has led to the introduction of groundbreaking technology for field staff and office workers. By making Geo-information and knowledge available to everyone in a unique way, the industry innovates and reduces the risk of excavation damage. GOconnectIT, GO WIBON (former Geodan van den Berg), Swiss Knife and Geodan together form the GOconnectIT Group, consisting of over 250 employees.

About Main Capital Partners

Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, DACH and Nordics. Main has a long term horizon around successful partnerships with management teams, with the aim of building larger software groups together. Main has approximately € 1 billion in assets under management for investments in mature and growing software companies.

Main Capital’s current portfolio includes fast-growing software and SaaS software companies such as Exxellence, WoodWing, Alfa, Optimizers, Assessio, GBTEC, Onventis, HYPE Innovation, cleversoft, Enovation, SDB Group, Jobrouter, GOconnectIT, Inergy, KING Software, Artegic, OBI4wan, b+m Informatik, ChainPoint, Sofon and RVC. Successful former companies that have grown significantly under Main’s leadership: Connexys (HR software), Roxit (government software), Axxerion (facility management software), Ymor (APM software), Onguard (credit management software) and TPSC (healthcare GRC software).

Note to editor
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 51 27 78 05

charly@main.nl

www.main.nl

 

For more information about the cooperation between Geodan and GOconnectIT. please contact:

Bas Heller, Teamleider Communicatie

Geodan BV, President Kennedylaan 1, 1079 MB Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0)20 – 5711 730

bas.heller@geodan.nl

www.geodan.nl

Simone Wismans, Manager Marketing & Communicatie

GOconnectIT Group BV, Fultonbaan 52, 3439 NE Nieuwegein

Tel: +31 (0) 343 – 575 371

s.wismans@goconnectit.nl

www.goconnectit.nl

 

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