Main Capital Partners announces its largest strategic exit to date with acquisition of Enovation by Legrand after successful partnership

  • 23-04-2024
  • Press release
Main Capital Partners is pleased to announce the successful sale of Dutch-based Enovation to Legrand.

Legrand is a French publicly listed specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures and digital care solutions, dedicated to supporting technological, societal and environmental change around the globe. Under Main’s stewardship, Enovation expanded its market-leading position in the healthcare industry and successfully became one of the few healthcare software providers to cover a wide spectrum of the connected care ecosystem with a presence in Northwestern Europe. This strategic exit represents yet another successful exit for Main in one of its core product-markets and marks Main’s largest exit in its history.

In 2018, Main Capital Partners made its strategic investment in Enovation and started its collaboration with the management team of Enovation. During its cooperation with Main, Enovation transformed its profile significantly from a secure communication and information exchange vendor in the Dutch healthcare market, to a leading European connected care and eHealth platform provider focused on digital care and collaboration throughout the entire patient journey, currently employing around 300 FTE.

Supported by Main, Enovation significantly grew its software businesses, both organically as well as through eight selective strategic add-on acquisitions that broadened the company’s product portfolio and expanded its addressable market. Main’s CEO Charly Zwemstra has served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board during Main’s investment period, in which, Enovation’s revenues nearly tripled and the international footprint improved significantly from a primary focus on the Dutch market to activities in almost 20 countries. Enovation is well positioned to further capitalize on these achievements in the coming years, contributing further to digitizing the healthcare sector throughout Europe. This step of joining Legrand, enables Enovation to leverage their joint expertise and knowledge in order to continue on Enovation’s mission to contribute to an efficient healthcare system, making good care accessible to everyone, everywhere, at all times.

Jeroen van Rijswijk, CEO of Enovation, comments on the combination with Legrand: “During our successful partnership with Main over the past six years, Enovation was able to substantially improve its international profile and market position. Main moreover helped us to create further value in healthcare by enhancing the care experiences of patients across the European healthcare industry. This new chapter marks a wonderful next step for Enovation and we are excited to join Legrand and serve our clients even better, as we now have access to a lot of new expertise as well as great international execution power.”

Benoît Coquart, Legrand’s Chief Executive Officer, adds: “We are very pleased to announce this investment in areas that are at the heart of buoyant trends and as such, of our growth acceleration strategy. We are also excited to work with the teams of these industry-leading companies.”

Sjoerd Aarts, Partner & Head of Benelux at Main Capital, concludes: “We supported in expanding Enovation’s product proposition and increasing its international footprint across North-Western Europe, transforming Enovation’s profile into a market-leading software player in healthcare. This successful partnership within one of our core product-markets once more underlines the added value of our highly specialized investment strategy, and culminated in a milestone exit for Main. We congratulate Enovation on this new chapter, joining Legrand.”

This successful partnership within one of our core product-markets once more underlines the added value of our highly specialized investment strategy, and culminated in a milestone exit for Main.''

- Sjoerd Aarts, Partner & Head of Benelux at Main Capital Partners



For more than 40 years, Enovation has been bringing technology and healthcare together. By facilitating digital cooperation and connections between people, we make the care of today and the future possible. This is how we contribute to the sustainable healthcare system of the future, in which the human experience remains at the center. Thanks to our platform, healthcare providers can focus on what is most important: time and attention for people. Our software supports digital care and collaboration throughout the patient journey. From early detection to remote monitoring and everything in between, our platform facilitates integrated care – at every step.


Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. The Group harnesses technological and societal trends with lasting impacts on buildings with the purpose of improving life by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical, digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and responsible growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including products with enhanced value in use (faster expanding segments: datacenters, connected offerings and energy efficiency programs). Legrand reported sales of €8.3 billion in 2022. The company is listed on Euronext Paris and is notably a component stock of the CAC 40, CAC 40 ESG and CAC SBT 1.5 indexes. (code ISIN FR0010307819).

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