Team


Teamwork is at our core - we collaborate and share insights cross-border, just as we do with our portfolio companies

  • 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 responsible for the Nordics team and primarily responsible for new investments and add-on acquisitions in the Nordics region.

As Senior Investment Manager at Main Capital Partners, Wessel is operationally heading the Stockholm office and overseeing our Nordics region activities. On behalf of Main Capital Partners, Wessel is Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Pointsharp and Member of the Supervisory Board at Alfa eCare. 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 internships at KPMG Corporate Finance and the European Investment team of Wilshire Private Markets in Amsterdam. Wessel holds a MSc in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with an exchange at the Stockholm School of Economics. Wessel joined Main Capital Partners in 2014 and lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

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, Enovation, Inergy, and WoodWing, 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.

Sr. Investment Manager
Ivo van Deudekom

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. 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.

Sr. Investment Manager
Yves Souren

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.

Managing Director MI & PE
Bram Kaashoek

Managing Director MI & PE

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.

Portfolio Performance Excellence Manager
Christiaan Crouwers

Portfolio Performance Excellence Manager

Christiaan Crouwers

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

As Portfolio Performance Excellence 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.

Investment Manager
Eike Eul

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.

Investment Manager
Daan Visscher

Investment Manager

Daan Visscher

Daan is 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 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.

Investment Manager
Dorian Berndt

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.

Investment Manager
Jeffrey Sanya

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. 

Associate
Sebastian Winkler

Associate

Sebastian Winkler

Sebastian joined Main Capital Partners in 2019 and is actively involved in new investments and add-on acquisitions in the DACH region.

As an Associate at Main , Sebastian is involved in making market analyses, active deal sourcing and preparing and analyzing investment propositions. Moreover, he is responsible for the organization of Main Capital Events in Germany.

Before joining Main, Sebastian worked as a Sell-side Technology Analyst at NIBC in Amsterdam where he was responsible for analyzing, valuing, and publishing investment recommendations on various software companies in the Benelux and DACH region. Sebastian gained additional experience during his internships at the Deal Advisory Department of KPMG as well as the Private Equity Investor SHS.

Sebastian holds an MSc in Finance and Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Associate
Jonas Bäckman

Associate

Jonas Bäckman

Jonas is Associate 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 Associate, 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.

Associate
Job de Fijter

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.

Associate
Henri Beverdam

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. 

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