Main Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Main Capital Partners has acquired 10 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Main Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (54%) and information technology (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and growth capital (32%). In total, Main Capital Partners has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Sharewire B.V. for $1M.

In the last 3 years, Main Capital Partners has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Main Capital Partners

Paleisstraat 6,
The Hague, 2514 JA
Netherlands
+31 (0)70 324 34 33
www.main.nl
info@main.nl

Main Capital Partners is a Dutch private equity firm focused on software and digital media opportunities in the Benelux. Within software, the Firm looks for businesses with scalable business models, recurring revenues, and IP ownership. Within digital media, Main looks for companies with a B2B focus. Main Capital will consider later stage growth capital financings, as well as small to medium-sized buyouts. The Firm's investment range is €2 to €6.5 million. Main Capital Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in Den Haag.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Media, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 4 20
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 12
Enterprise Value 5 25
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 19 4 7 3 5 3 41
vol $1M $1M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 5 - 1 1 3 2 12
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Alfa Kommun & Landsting AB 2020-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.alfakl.se
Safe Care Svenska AB 2020-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Malmö, Sweden · www.safecare.se
WoodWing Software BV 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Zaandam, Netherlands · www.woodwing.com
Onguard Holding 2020-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.onguard.com
The Patient Safety Co. 2020-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Alkmaar, Netherlands · www.patientsafety.com
Ymor Holding BV 2019-09-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.ymor.nl
Optimizers BV 2019-07-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nijkerk, Netherlands · www.optimizers.nl
GBTEC Software + Consulting AG 2019-07-10 - Growth Capital
Bochum, Germany · www.gbtec.de
Onventis GmbH 2019-06-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stuttgart, Germany · www.onventis.de
Assessio 2019-06-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.assessio.se
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SDB Ayton BV 2018-05-22 The Competence Group 2019-12-09 1
Den Haag, Netherlands · www.sdbayton.nl IJsselstein, Netherlands · www.thecompetencegroup.nl
MUIS Software B.V. 2017-04-03 King Software 2019-11-12 2
Heemskerk, Netherlands · www.muis.nl 2908 LV, Netherlands · www.king.eu
Assessio 2019-06-17 HFMtalentindex 2019-09-30 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.assessio.se Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.hfmtalentindex.com
MUIS Software B.V. 2017-04-03 Ctrl B.V. 2019-03-18 1
Heemskerk, Netherlands · www.muis.nl Utrecht, Netherlands · www.ctrl.nl
Enovation 2018-08-16 Meddex 2018-12-05 1
Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands · www.meddex.nl
Inergy Analytical Solutions BV 2017-06-14 LIAS Software B.V. 2018-04-11 1
Woerden, Netherlands · www.inergy.nl Ede, Netherlands · www.lias-software.nl

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 14 (48%) - 22 (54%) -
Information Technology 7 (24%) - 9 (22%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (14%) 1M (100%) 6 (15%) 1M (100%)
Communications 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 29 $1M 41 $1M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 17 (59%) 1M (100%) 29 (71%) 1M (100%)
Germany 8 (28%) - 8 (20%) -
Sweden 3 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
Luxembourg 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (59%) 1M (100%) 29 (71%) 1M (100%)
Cross-border 12 (41%) - 12 (29%) -
Total 29 $1M 41 $1M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 13 (45%) - 22 (54%) -
Growth Capital 10 (34%) - 13 (32%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
Divestiture 2 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Venture 1 (3%) 1M (100%) 1 (2%) 1M (100%)
Total 29 $1M 41 $1M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 6 (50%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (25%) -
Total 12 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $1M
TOTAL $1M
Largest Sharewire B.V.
$1M (2007-02-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
3 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
9 75%

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