Main Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Main Capital Partners has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Main Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (56%) and information technology (22%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and growth capital (28%). 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 9 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 23 7 3 5 7 2 47
vol $1M $1M
Sell (2.0/yr) # 5 1 2 3 4 - 15
  62

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Paragin B.V. 2021-04-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nijkerk, Netherlands · www.paragin.nl
Foconis AG 2021-03-16 - Growth Capital
Vilshofen on the Danube, Germany · www.foconis.de
Perbility GmbH 2020-12-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bamberg, Germany · www.perbility.de
Pointsharp AB 2020-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stockholm, Sweden · www.pointsharp.com
RVC Medical IT 2020-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Amersfoort, Netherlands · www.rvc-medical-it.com
Textkernel B.V. 2020-09-29 - Divestiture
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.textkernel.com
MACH AG 2020-09-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lübeck, Germany · www.mach.de
Denit Internet Services B.V. 2020-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.denit.nl
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MUIS Software B.V. 2017-04-03 Ctrl B.V. 2019-03-18 2
Heemskerk, Netherlands · www.muis.nl Utrecht, Netherlands · www.ctrl.nl

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 17 (53%) - 26 (55%) -
Information Technology 7 (22%) - 10 (21%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (13%) 1M (100%) 7 (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 32 $1M 47 $1M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 17 (53%) 1M (100%) 31 (66%) 1M (100%)
Germany 11 (34%) - 11 (23%) -
Sweden 4 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (53%) 1M (100%) 31 (66%) 1M (100%)
Cross-border 15 (47%) - 16 (34%) -
Total 32 $1M 47 $1M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 17 (53%) - 27 (57%) -
Growth Capital 8 (25%) - 13 (28%) -
Divestiture 3 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (9%) - 3 (6%) -
Venture 1 (3%) 1M (100%) 1 (2%) 1M (100%)
Total 32 $1M 47 $1M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (47%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (27%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (27%) -
Total 15 -

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Strategic(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
4 (27%)
Strategic(s)
73%
11 (73%)

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