Team


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  • Benelux
  • DACH
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Charly Zwemstra
Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Charly Zwemstra

Charly is Managing Partner of Main Capital Partners and founded the company in 2003. Charly has over 30 years of experience in growing successful software companies.

Charly founded Main Capital Partners in 2003. Previously, Charly was partner at Alpinvest Partners, where he founded the technology investment practice and supervised the growth of an extensive portfolio of software and ICT companies.

Charly has been a board member of over 20 technology companies, and as Managing Partner of Main Capital Partners, Charly currently is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at OBI4wan, KING Software, SDB Groep, Enovation, HYPE, GBTEC, Assessio, Exxellence Groep and Alfa. Charly’s specialization lies in bringing small software companies to a higher level in terms of size, profitability, customer base, partners network, and international profile. As Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Charly is primary responsible for the international expansion of Main Capital Partners.

Charly holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Groningen (RUG). Charly is married, lives in The Hague, the Netherlands and has 5 children.

Pieter van Bodegraven
Managing Partner Benelux

Managing Partner Benelux

Pieter van Bodegraven

As partner of Main Capital Partners, Pieter is responsible for the Benelux investment team. Moreover, Pieter is head of the Market Intelligence and Performance Improvement practices.

Pieter first started at Main Capital Partners in 2004 as a Business Analyst. From there he rapidly developed himself and became a partner with principal responsibility for the Benelux investment team.

Pieter is knowledgeable and hands-on, and is involved with the entire investment process from deal flow sourcing, fundraising, financial structuring all the way to investment management. Pieter has a profound interest in software businesses as well as enterprise SaaS companies. On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Pieter is a member of the Supervisory Board of Inergy, GOconnectIT, Chainpoint, Optimizers, WoodWing and Textkernel . He was responsible partner on successful trade sales, such as IASO (GFISolarWinds/Insight Ventures), VisionWaves (IFS Software), Connexys (Bullhorn/Vista Equity Partners) and Axxerion (Nemetschek AG [ticker: XETRA NEM.DE]) and Verklizan (Enovation).

Pieter holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and an MBA from Carleton University, Canada.

Wilko Scheurwater
Partner & CFRO

Partner & CFRO

Wilko Scheurwater

Wilko is Chief Financial and Risk Officer at Main Capital Partners and the main point of contact for our funders and external financial institutions.

Wilko joined Main Capital Partners in 2018 as partner and CFRO. Wilko is responsible for all back office processes, and is involved in the preparation of financial reports and annual accounts, the automation and improvement of various processes and the contact with our funders and external financial institutions. Before joining Main, Wilko worked at the BDO for 28 years. As partner, Wilko was co-heading the accountant practice of the BDO Breda office. Wilko completed the accountancy training after his HEAO BE study and graduated in 1995 as a chartered accountant. Wilko is married, has 2 children and lives in Dongen, the Netherlands.

Sven van Berge Henegouwen
Partner

Partner

Sven van Berge Henegouwen

As partner of Main Capital Partners, Sven is responsible for the DACH investment team. Moreover, Sven is actively involved in fundraising processes.

Sven joined Main Capital Partners in 2011, and is operationally heading the Düsseldorf office overseeing the DACH activities. Sven holds a L.L.M. degree in International Business Law  from the London School of Economics. Moreover, Sven holds a Masters degree in Economics and Business, with a specialization in Financial Economics and a MA in Dutch Law, with a specialization in Financial Law, both from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Sven is involved with the following portfolio companies: RVC, ChainPoint, b+m Informatik, artegic, Jobrouter and cleversoft. Sven lives in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Wessel Ploegmakers
Partner

Partner

Wessel Ploegmakers

As partner of Main Capital Partners, Wessel is responsible for the Nordics investment team.

Wessel joined Main Capital Partners in 2014, and is operationally heading the Stockholm office and overseeing the Nordics activities. Wessel holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Wessel is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Pointsharp, Björn Lundén, TimePlan, Blika and VideoVisit and Supervisory Board member at Alfa eCare. Moreover, he is involved in several other portfolio companies, among which Assessio, to actively help them achieve their growth targets and strategic objectives. Wessel lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and his two sons.

Jonas Bäckman
Investment Manager

Investment Manager

Jonas Bäckman

Jonas is Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Nordics region.

Jonas has been working for Main Capital Partners since the establishment of the Nordics office in 2019. As Investment Manager, Jonas is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions and conducting market analyses, primarily in the Nordics region. In addition, Jonas is responsible for the organization of events like the Main Insight Nordics event.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Jonas gained working experience at IK Investment Partners, Nordea and Boliden. Jonas holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and resides in Stockholm.

Daniela Von Koskull
Associate

Associate

Daniela Von Koskull

Daniela joined Main Capital Partners in 2021 and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Nordics, with a particular focus on the Finnish market.

As an Associate, Daniela is involved in making market analyses, active deal sourcing and preparing and analyzing investment propositions. Besides deal sourcing, Daniela is involved with several portfolio companies and the execution of buy and build strategies.

Prior to joining Main Capital, Daniela gained experience from corporate finance, investment banking and real estate via various internships at Deloitte, SEB and JLL. Daniela holds an MSc in Finance from Hanken School of Economics.

Jorn de Ruijter
Head of Investor Relations & Sr. Investment Manager

Head of Investor Relations & Sr. Investment Manager

Jorn de Ruijter

Jorn is Head of Investor Relations & Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux region and funder affairs.

As Head of Investor Relations Manager, Jorn is the main point of contact for our funders, oversees the reporting processes and is involved in fundraising other investor related affairs.

Additional he is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses. Jorn is actively involved in several portfolio companies, such as WoodWing, Relyon and GOconnectIT, and actively assists these companies in achieving their growth targets and strategic objectives.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Jorn completed an internship at ABN AMRO in the TMT & Financial Sponsors Coverage team. Jorn holds an Masters degree in Financial Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Jorn lives in Breda, the Netherlands.

Bram Kaashoek
Managing Director MI & PX

Managing Director MI & PX

Bram Kaashoek

Managing Director Market Intelligence & Performance Excellence

Bram joined Main Capital Partners in 2020 as Managing Director of the Market Intelligence & Performance Excellence practice. In that role, Bram leads the research activities that help our investment teams with practical insights into markets and trends, and the strategic and operational support of our portfolio companies that help them drive sustainable growth. Bram has a broad Strategy background, with 8+ years in consultancy and 6+ years in corporate strategy roles. For the last 4.5 years he worked for Wolters Kluwer where he led the Digital Solutions business unit of the Legal & Regulatory division in The Netherlands. His main expertise is in strategy & business planning, (SaaS) pricing & business models, portfolio management and growth strategies. Bram holds a Master in Organizational Sciences (Tilburg University) and a postgraduate degree in Corporate Finance (Catholic University of Leuven). Bram lives in Utrecht with his wife and their daughter.

Jeffrey Sanya
Investment Manager

Investment Manager

Jeffrey Sanya

Jeffrey is Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux.

As Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, Jeffrey is involved in market research, active deal sourcing and preparing and analyzing investment propositions. Besides deal sourcing, Jeffrey is one of the pillars of the deal team with the operational execution of the investment work. He is actively involved in a number of buy & build strategies.

Prior to joining Main Capital, Jeffrey completed an internship at Kempen & Co’s Corporate Finance division as part of the Financial Institutions & FinTech team. Jeffrey holds an MSc in Finance & Investment from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. 

Daan Visscher
Senior Investment Manager

Senior Investment Manager

Daan Visscher

Daan is Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Nordics region.

Daan has been working for Main Capital Partners since 2017. As Senior Investment Manager, Daan is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses. Daan is also responsible for the organization of events like the Main Insight Event Nordics.

Daan previously gained experience at UBS and Avedon Capital Partners. He holds a MSc in Economics and a MSc in Finance from the University of Groningen and lives in Stockholm.

Yves Souren
Sr. Investment Manager

Sr. Investment Manager

Yves Souren

Yves is Sr. Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and primarily responsible for new investments and add-on acquisitions in the DACH region.

Yves joined Main Capital Partners in 2016. As Sr. Investment Manager, Yves is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses. Yves is actively involved in several portfolio companies, such as b+m Informatik, JobRouter and cleversoft, and actively assists these companies in achieving their growth targets and strategic objectives. Prior to joining Main, Yves worked at the Private Equity division of Deutsche Bank AG, working on the commercial due diligence process and fund liquidations of private equity investments. Before this, Yves worked in Kempen & Co’s Private Equity team in Amsterdam, where he provided financial due diligence to corporate and private equity clients undertaking M&A transactions. Yves holds an Masters degree (with honours) in Investment Management from Cass Business School, and a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Maastricht University with an exchange to the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sjoerd Aarts
Sr. Investment Manager

Sr. Investment Manager

Sjoerd Aarts

Sjoerd is Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and primarily responsible for new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux region.

As Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, Sjoerd is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses.

On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Sjoerd is member of the Supervisory Board at Salesboard and Paragin. Moreover, Sjoerd is actively involved in several other portfolio companies, such as SDB Groep, Enovation, Inergy WoodWing and Textkernel, and actively assists these companies in achieving their growth targets and strategic objectives. Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Sjoerd was corporate finance adviser at BDO Mergers & Acquisitions.

Sjoerd holds a Masters degree in Financial Management from Nyenrode Business University. Sjoerd lives in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Julia Merri
Office Manager & Commercial Support

Office Manager & Commercial Support

Julia Merri

Julia joined Main Capital Partners in 2019. As Office Manager & Commercial Support, she is responsible for organizational and secretarial matters in the Stockholm office and supports the Nordics investment team in the early deal process stage. In addition, Julia supports the Marketing & Communications team in tasks such as issuing press releases and is responsible for the organization of the Main Insight Event Nordics. Prior to joining Main, Julia gained experience as an Account Manager in Switzerland.

Marijn Plasse
Office Manager

Office Manager

Marijn Plasse

Marijn has worked as Office Manager at Main since May 2019. She is responsible for facility management, notarizing and calendar management for the board members. Additionally, she supports the communications department with media relations activities and event management.

Marijn holds a BA in International Hospitality Management and has worked previously as Office Manager in the Software Industry and as Product Owner.

Eike Eul
Investment Manager

Investment Manager

Eike Eul

Eike is Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and primarily responsible for new investments and add-on acquisitions in the DACH region.

Eike has been working for Main Capital Partners since 2018. As Investment Manager, Eike is involved in in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses. Eike is also responsible for the organization of events like the Main 50 event. Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Eike worked in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice as Senior M&A Consultant. At Deloitte, Eike was primarily involved in financial and vendor due diligence processes with international private equity clients. Eike holds a Masters degree (Best of Year) in Entrepreneurship from Lund University in Sweden, and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Düsseldorf.

David Ingman
Associate

Associate

David Ingman

David joined Main Capital Partners in 2020 and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Nordics region.

As an Associate at Main Capital, David is involved in assessing business plans and investment propositions, active deal sourcing, conducting market analyses, and is actively involved with the operational execution of the investment work. Moreover, he is responsible for the organization of Main Capital Events in the Nordics region.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, David gained experience at KPMG as part of the financial due diligence team. David holds a Master´s degree in Finance and Investments from the Copenhagen Business School.

Marieke Putters
Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer

Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer

Marieke Putters

Marieke Putters joined Main Capital Partners in September 2020 as a Compliance Officer & Privacy Officer. Her mission as Compliance Officer is to promote and to safeguard the integrity of the organisation, as well as ensuring compliance with internal rules and external laws and regulations.

As a Privacy Officer, Marieke provides support in the correct implementation of the privacy policy and procedures and creates awareness about data privacy to ensure full GDPR compliancy.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Marieke worked as a consultant at the Dutch Compliance Institute. In this role she worked for different leading companies within the financial sector, such as asset managers, insurance companies, payment service providers and pension funds. Marieke is a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) and holds two L.L.M. degrees: one in Dutch law from Tilburg University and one in Forensics, Criminology and Law from Maastricht University. Marieke lives in Breda, the Netherlands.

Dorian Berndt
Investment Manager

Investment Manager

Dorian Berndt

Dorian has been with Main Capital since 2016. As an investment manager, his primary focus is on evaluating new investment opportunities and completing transactions.

In addition, he is responsible for the organization of main events in Germany.

Before joining Main, Dorian worked in the Equity Capital Markets department at Commerzbank AG, where he was responsible for IPOs and deal origination. Dorian also worked for the consulting firm Detecon International GmbH, where he supported customers in analyzing their requirements for a digitized economy.

Dorian holds a Master of Science in International Finance from EADA Business School and a BSc (Hons) in European Finance and Accounting from the University of Bremen, including an exchange semester at the University of Wales.

Fenne Bijl
Manager Communications & Marketing

Manager Communications & Marketing

Fenne Bijl

Fenne joined Main Capital Partners in 2020. As Manager Communications & Marketing, Fenne is responsible for all activities in PR, communications and marketing and will help further shape the Main Capital brand.

Prior to joining Main, Fenne worked in the hospitality industry.

Ivo van Deudekom
Sr. Investment Manager

Sr. Investment Manager

Ivo van Deudekom

Ivo is Sr. Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, and primarily responsible for new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux region. Moreover, Ivo is practice leader of the Market Intelligence group.

As Sr. Investment Manager at Main Capital, Ivo is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses.

On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Ivo is member of the Supervisory Board at Relyon. Ivo is also actively involved in several portfolio companies, such as OBI4wan, GOconnectIT, KING, Optimizers and Exxellence Groep, and actively assists these companies in achieving their growth targets and strategic objectives. In addition to his responsibilities as Investment Manager, Ivo is practice leader of the Marketing Intelligence group, providing frequent updates of the software market. Prior to joining Main Capital, Ivo did several internships in Banking and Finance at CMS Derks Star Busmann, Food & Agri M&A at Rabobank, and Corporate Finance at BNP Paribas.

Ivo holds a Masters degree in Financial Management from Nyenrode University and a LLM degree in Corporate Law from Leiden University. Ivo lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Henri Beverdam
Associate

Associate

Henri Beverdam

Henri joined Main Capital Partners as a Business Analyst in 2019 and has since then been actively involved in several investments and market analyses.

As an Associate at Main Capital Partners, Henri is involved in active deal sourcing and preparing and assessing investment propositions. Besides deal sourcing, Henri is part of the team involved with the operational execution of the investment work. As such, he is actively involved in a number of buy & build strategies in the Benelux.

Prior to joining Main, Henri completed an internship at Macquarie Group in London as part of the Investment Banking team. Henri holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. 

Job de Fijter
Associate

Associate

Job de Fijter

Job is Associate at Main Capital Partners, and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux.

Job joined Main Capital partners in 2020 and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux region.

As an Associate at Main Capital Partners, Job is involved in making market analyses, active deal sourcing and preparing and analyzing investment propositions. Besides deal sourcing, Job is involved with a number of portfolio companies and the execution of buy and build strategies.

Prior to joining Main Capital, Job gained experience as an associate in the M&A team of NIBC Bank, where he worked on several (cross-border) transactions in various industries.

Job holds an MSc in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Jonas Kruip
Associate

Associate

Jonas Kruip

Jonas joined Main Capital Partners as a Business Analyst in 2020 and has since then been actively involved in several investments and several portfolio companies.

As an Associate at Main Capital Partners, Jonas is involved in active deal sourcing, preparing and analyzing investment proposals, and portfolio management. Jonas is involved with several portfolio companies and (international) buy and build strategies. Jonas is also involved with the Market Intelligence team.

Prior to joining Main, Jonas worked as Investment Banking Analyst at Kempen & Co where he advised both listed and private companies on mergers & acquisitions in the Benelux.

Jonas holds an MSc in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam

Kay van Zonderen
Investor Relations Associate

Investor Relations Associate

Kay van Zonderen

Kay joined Main Capital Partners as an Investor Relations Associate and has since been involved with the double fundraising of Main Capital VII and Main Foundation I.

As an Associate at Main Capital Partners, Kay is involved with the firm’s fundraising activities. Next to this, he is involved with investor communication, maintaining contact with (prospective) funders, handling funder requests and general funder affairs.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Kay has done a Financial Management Traineeship at Achmea and subsequently joined Achmea’s Investor Relations team.

Kay studied at Maastricht University, where he obtained a double-degree MSc in Sustainable Finance and in Management, Change & Consultancy.

Jason Raats
Research Associate

Research Associate

Jason Raats

As Research Associate at Main Capital Partners, Jason develops research reports, is responsible for data management, and uncovers potential deal opportunities

Jason joined Main Capital Partners as a Research Analyst in 2020 and has been actively involved in data management and several market analyses.

As Research Associate at Main Capital Partners, Jason develops research reports, is responsible for data management, and uncovers potential deal opportunities. He is part of the Market Intelligence team, which is also responsible for organizing events in the Benelux aimed at networking and knowledge sharing.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Jason worked as a Consultant at Deloitte Digital and as a Business Information Manager at ING.

Jason studied at Delft University of Technology, where he obtained an MSc in Computer Science, specializing in Data Science.

Tobias Wetzel
Associate

Associate

Tobias Wetzel

Tobias joined Main Capital Partners as Business Analyst in 2020, and has since then been actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisition in the DACH region.

Tobias joined Main Capital Partners as Business Analyst in 2020, and has since then been actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisition in the DACH region.

As an Associate, Tobias is involved in active deal origination, assessing business plans, preparing and analyzing investment proposals, and conducting in depth market analyses. Tobias is also part of the team involved with the operational execution of the investment work. As such, he supports several portfolio companies in the DACH region and executes (international) buy-and-build strategies.

Prior to joining Main capital, Tobias completed internships at FSN Capital Partners as part of the investment team as well as in the investment banking division of UniCredit.

Tobias holds a MSc in Management & Technology from TUM School of Management in Munich as well as a LL.M. degree in International Law from Stetson University College of Law (USA).

Sanna Eriksson
Office Manager

Office Manager

Sanna Eriksson

Sanna joined Main Capital Partners in 2022. As Office Manager, she is responsible for ensuring that all activities in the office run smoothly. In addition to supporting the marketing team she is responsible for facility management, publishing press releases, managing agendas, assisting in the recruitment process and assisting with the organization of events such as the Main Insight Event Nordics.

Julia Michelle Sauer
Office Manager

Office Manager

Julia Michelle Sauer

Julia joined the team as an Office Manager in 2022. She is supporting the DACH-team in Düsseldorf in all organizational and secretarial matters and is responsible for travel management, facility management and marketing & communications support. She is also responsible for the organisation of events for the DACH region. Julia has a national diploma for Management Assistant in Hospitality and Administration. Prior to joining Main, she was working as a Reservations Agent in the hotel industry.

Calle Bergkvist
Associate

Associate

Calle Bergkvist

Calle is Associate at Main Capital Partners, and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Nordics region.

As an Associate at Main Capital Partners, Calle is involved in active deal sourcing and preparing and assessing investment propositions. Besides deal sourcing, Calle is part of the team involved with the operational execution of the investment work. As such, he is actively involved in a number of buy & build strategies in the Nordics. Prior to joining Main, Calle completed an internship at Danske Bank in Stockholm as part of the Equity Research team. Calle holds an MSc in Applied Economics & Finance from Copenhagen Business School.

Bianca Takács
Practice lead Finance & Operations Performance Excellence

Practice lead Finance & Operations Performance Excellence

Bianca Takács

As Practice lead Finance & Operations Performance Excellence at Main Capital Partners, Bianca is involved with all companies in the current investment portfolio.

As Practice lead Finance & Operations Performance Excellence at Main Capital Partners, Bianca is involved with all companies in the current investment portfolio. Together with the management teams of these companies and the responsible investment team, Bianca is responsible for drafting, discussing and executing tailor-made value optimization strategies. Her main expertise is in financial management, strategy execution, optimization of management information and C-level decision making processes.

Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Bianca gained experience at EY as part of the financial due diligence team. Bianca holds a Master degree in Finance from the University of Amsterdam. Bianca lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Main Capital is continuously looking for talented and experienced professionals. We welcome you to take a look at our current outstanding vacancies to see if you could be the perfect fit for the position.

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