Pronexus, specialist in software that enables municipalities and regional authorities to carry out their educational tasks, joins Exxellence Groep, majority participation of Main Capital. This combination is the next step in the buy-and-build strategy, to form strategic combinations with leading companies in the (semi-)government market, in order to improve the product offering and added-value for (semi-)public customers and to provide a sustainable counterbalance to the larger players in the market.
Pronexus develops software that enables municipalities and regional authorities to carry out their educational tasks. Several educational tasks can be performed efficiently with the software: compulsory education, early school leaving, educational housing and student transport. To support municipal policy, Pronexus also calculates demographic developments and draws up population and student forecasts. Pronexus’ customer base includes about 300 large and small municipalities, partnerships, school boards and schools. Examples of customers are the Municipality of The Hague, Rotterdam and the Zuid-Holland-Zuid Health and Youth Service.
Cooperation Pronexus – Exxellence Groep
Together, Pronexus and Exxellence Groep have more than 700 customers and 250 employees and serve most of the Dutch municipalities and (semi-)public organizations throughout the Netherlands. With the strategic combination with Pronexus, Exxellence Groep and Main Capital are taking a big step in expanding the product portfolio and in doing so optimize the added value for customers. Recently, another step was taken in the spatial planning domain with the combination with Tercera. Supported by Main Capital, the combined company will continue to explore further strategic combinations with software product providers in the government market. The group’s ambition is to grow into a leading provider of software solutions and related services within the (semi-)government market in order to expand the product range and added value towards customers and to provide a sustainable alternative to the larger players in the market. The organizations will strengthen each other on a functional level whereby outstanding service provision for the customer is the starting point.
Manfred Lodder and Frank Hartgers (Management Pronexus): “In recent years, Pronexus has developed into a strong player in municipal education. We are now adding this educational expertise to Exxellence Groep so that this domain can be further expanded in the future. Joining forces means an important economies of scale for Pronexus. The companies in the Group strengthen each other through a strong synergy. This makes Exxellence Groep a solid partner towards the government with an attractive and complete range of products. We are therefore happy to contribute to the further development of Pronexus and the Group and look to the future with great confidence.”
Michel Veenhuis (CEO Exxellence Groep): “With the arrival of Pronexus, we are expanding strategically into the Education domain. The addition of Pronexus’ solutions to Exxellence offers many opportunities for combinations associated with case-oriented working and links with key registers. We are pleased that Manfred and Frank with their domain expertise remain actively connected to the company and share our ambition to become the No. 1 GovTech player in the Netherlands.”
Charly Zwemstra (Managing Partner Main Capital): “Main has a strategic focus and has entered into a long-term partnership with Exxellence Groep to support the company in its next phase of growth. After previous combinations, this is another important step towards a leading position in the (semi-)public market, by means of a strong product and service range aimed at strategically supporting organizations within the public domain.”
About Exxellence Groep
Exxellence Groep consists of Exxellence, SMQ, Zaaksysteem.nl, Koppel.App, Kune Campus, T&T, 4Value and Tercera and is located in Hengelo, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Zoeterwoude, Heerenveen and Kampen. Exxellence Groep has ca. 230 employees and serves more than 600 customers throughout the Netherlands, varying from municipalities and regional water authorities to housing corporations and care institutions. Examples of customers are the municipality of Utrecht, the municipality of Alkmaar, the Municipal Tax Office of Twente, the environment service Utrecht region and the country of Curaçao.
Exxellence Groep has a clear focus on municipalities and other (semi-)public bodies such as insurance companies and pension funds. Through its case management systems, self-service CRM and its integrations with the prominent basis registers, Exxellence Groep enables its customers to make connections between governments and residents, systems and processes, with the use of experts and smart tools.
In addition to software solutions, the Exxellence Groep carries out projects and services in the field of WOZ, BAG and BRP through consultancy, secondment and process outsourcing. The products and services of the Exxellence Groep optimally support governments in the DSO transition.
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. Within the software sector, Main is the most specialized player in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital for acquisitions. An experienced team of professionals manages these strategic investment funds from offices in The Hague, Düsseldorf and Stockholm.
Main Capital’s current portfolio includes fast growing software and SaaS-software companies such as Relyon (NL, fieldservice management), Perbility (DACH, HR software), Pointsharp (SE,
Security Software) MACH AG (DACH, government software), Textkernel (NL, HR software), Exxellence (NL, government software), WoodWing (NL, ECM/DAM software), Alfa (SE, healthcare/government software), Optimizers (NL, SCM software), Assessio (SE, HR software), GBTEC (DACH, BPM/GRC software), Onventis (DACH, procurement software), HYPE Innovation (DACH, innovation management software), cleversoft (DACH, RegTech), Enovation (NL, healthcare software), SDB Group (NL, healthcare HR software), Jobrouter (DACH, BPM/WFM software), GOconnectIT (NL, GIS/FSM software), Inergy (NL, BI software), KING Software (NL, ERP/accounting software), Artegic (DACH, marketing software), OBI4wan (NL, social media monitoring software), b + m Informatik (DACH financial services software), ChainPoint (NL, SCM software) and Sofon (NL, CRM/CPQ software). Successful former companies that grew significantly under Main’s leadership include Connexys (HR software), Roxit (NL, government software), Axxerion (NL, facilities management software), Ymor (NL, APM software), Onguard (NL, credit management software), TPSC (NL, healthcare GRC software) and RVC (NL, healthcare software).
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