Team


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  • Benelux
  • DACH
  • Nordics
Managing Partner
Charly Zwemstra

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 Sofon, b+m Informatik, OBI4wan, artegic, MUIS Software, JobRouter, SDB Ayton, Enovation and cleversoft. 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 Zeist, the Netherlands and has 5 children.

Partner
Pieter van Bodegraven

Partner

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 TPSC, Onguard, Ymor, Inergy and GOconnectIT. 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.

Partner & CFRO
Wilko Scheurwater

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.

Partner
Sven van Berge Henegouwen

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.

Sr. Investment Manager
Wessel Ploegmakers

Sr. Investment Manager

Wessel Ploegmakers

As Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, Wessel is operationally heading the Stockholm office, overseeing the Nordics activities.

As Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, Wessel is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market research. On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Wessel is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at SecondFloor and Denit. Moreover, Wessel is involved in several other portfolio companies to actively help them achieve their growth targets and strategic objectives. Before joining Main Capital Partners, Wessel did an internship at KPMG Corporate Finance and the European Investment team of Wilshire Private Markets in Amsterdam. Wessel  holds a Masters degree in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with an exchange to the Stockholm School of Economics. Wessel joined Main Capital Partners in 2014 and lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Sr. Investment Manager
Sjoerd Aarts

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. Moreover, Sjoerd is actively involved in several other portfolio companies, such as SDB Ayton and Enovation, 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 Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Investment Manager
Ivo van Deudekom

Investment Manager

Ivo van Deudekom

Ivo is 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 Investment Manager at Main Capital, Ivo is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses. Ivo is actively involved in several portfolio companies, such as OBI4wan, GOconnectIT and MUIS, 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.

Investment Manager
Yves Souren

Investment Manager

Yves Souren

Yves is 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 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.

Portfolio Performance Improvement Manager
Christiaan Crouwers

Portfolio Performance Improvement Manager

Christiaan Crouwers

As Portfolio Performance Improvement Manager, Christiaan manages the Performance Improvement team throughout all active geographies of Main Capital Partners.

As Portfolio Performance Improvement Manager at Main Capital Partners, Christiaan is involved with all companies in the current investment portfolio. Together with the management teams of these companies and the responsible investment team, Christiaan is responsible for drafting, discussing and executing tailor-made value optimization strategies. Christiaan has broad experience with strategy execution, add-on integration trajectories, optimization of management information and C-level decision making processes. Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Christiaan has held various consultancy and project management positions responsible for (international) growth, turnarounds, restructuring and corporate finance. Christiaan holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Radboud University. Christiaan lives in Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands, with his wife and three children.

Investment Manager & Investor Relations
Jorn de Ruijter

Investment Manager & Investor Relations

Jorn de Ruijter

Jorn is Investment Manager & Investor Relations at Main Capital Partners, and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Benelux region. Moreover, as Manager Investor Relations, Jorn stands in direct contact with our funders.

As Investment Manager & Investor Relations at Main Capital Partners, Jorn 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 Inergy and GOconnectIT, and actively assists these companies in achieving their growth targets and strategic objectives. In addition to his responsibilities as Associate, Jorn is Manager Investor Relations, and overseeing reporting processes and other investor related affairs. 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.

Associate
Daniel Vukovic

Associate

Daniel Vukovic

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

Daniel has been working for Main Capital Partners since 2018. As Associate, Daniel is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses, primarily in the DACH region. Daniel is also responsible for the organization of events like the Main Insight DACH event. Daniel previously worked for Munich Venture Partners as an Investment Associate, where he was responsible for various portfolio companies, deal sourcing, reporting and branding. Daniel holds a Masters degree in Economics & Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Associate
Eike Eul

Associate

Eike Eul

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

Eike has been working for Main Capital Partners since 2018. As Associate, Eike is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses, primarily in the DACH region. Eike is also responsible for the organization of events like the Main Insight DACH 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.

Associate
Dorian Berndt

Associate

Dorian Berndt

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

Dorian has been working for Main Capital Partners since 2018. As Associate, Dorian is involved in deal sourcing, assessing business plans, preparing and assessing investment propositions, and doing market analyses, primarily in the DACH region. In addition, Dorian is responsible for the organization of events like the Main Insight DACH event. Prior to joining Main Capital Partners, Dorian worked at the Equity Capital Markets division of Commerzbank AG, working on initial public offerings and deal origination. Dorian also worked at the consulting firm Detecon International GmbH, where he provided support to clients whilst analyzing their requirements of a digitized economy. Dorian holds a Masters degree in International Finance from EADA Business School and a BSc (with Honours) in European Finance and Accounting from Hochschule Bremen, including an exchange semester at the University of Wales.

Associate
Niklas Rudolph

Associate

Niklas Rudolph

Niklas joined Main Capital Partners in 2017 and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the DACH region.

In addition, he is responsible for organizing Main Capital events in Germany.

Prior to joining Main, Niklas worked at ZEB consulting, working on the planning, coding, implementation, testing and review of software in the banking sector.

Niklas holds an MSc in Finance and Investments from Rotterdam School of Management, including an exchange semester at Stockholm School of Economics, and a BSc in Business Informatics from University of Augsburg.

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