Main Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Main Capital Partners has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Main Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (53%) and information technology (23%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (61%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Main Capital Partners has invested in 5 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 11 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity53
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.6/yr) # 30 3 5 7 4 4 53
vol $1M $1M
Sell (2.6/yr) # 6 2 3 4 2 2 19
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Avinty BV 2022-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Oldenzaal, Netherlands · www.avinty.com
Locatiqs Group 2022-04-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Nieuwegein, Netherlands
VideoVisit Ltd. 2022-04-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vantaa, Finland · www.videovisitglobal.com
OBI4wan B.V. 2022-04-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Zaandam, Netherlands · www.obi4wan.com
InnoValor BV 2022-02-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Enschede, Netherlands · www.readid.com
biomedion GmbH 2022-02-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Berlin, Germany · www.biomedion.com
ORIBI ID-Solutions 2021-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oisterwijk, Netherlands · www.oribi.nl
Qics BV 2021-12-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Katwijk, Netherlands · www.qics.nl
b+m Informatik AG 2021-10-15 - Secondary Buyout
Melsdorf, Germany · www.bmgruppe.eu
Sofon B.V. 2021-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Son, Netherlands · www.sofon.com
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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 (49%) - 28 (53%) -
Information Technology 9 (26%) - 12 (23%) -
Internet Software and Services 5 (14%) 1M (100%) 8 (15%) 1M (100%)
Communications 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Digital Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Marketing - - 1 (2%) -
Media 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 35 $1M 53 $1M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Netherlands 19 (54%) 1M (100%) 35 (66%) 1M (100%)
Germany 11 (31%) - 12 (23%) -
Sweden 4 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
Finland 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (54%) 1M (100%) 35 (66%) 1M (100%)
Cross-border 16 (46%) - 18 (34%) -
Total 35 $1M 53 $1M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 21 (60%) - 32 (60%) -
Growth Capital 8 (23%) - 13 (25%) -
Divestiture 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Venture 1 (3%) 1M (100%) 1 (2%) 1M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 35 $1M 53 $1M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 10 (53%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (26%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (21%) -
Total 19 -

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)
4%
2 (4%)
Strategic(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
26%
5 (26%)
Strategic(s)
74%
14 (74%)

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