Main Capital acquires a strategic majority stake in Optimizers
The Dutch strategic software investor Main Capital acquires a majority stake in Optimizers, the Dutch provider of highly innovative Supply Chain Software solutions.
Optimizers is an innovative provider of software solutions and intuitive mobile apps and for Supply Chain and Logistics markets. The company has operating offices in The Netherlands, Sweden and the US market, from where it serves over 750 wholesale and trade companies across 24 countries. Example clients include Quooker, Bieze Food Group, Light & Living, Riverdale, Nuby and Toi-Toys.
Optimizers primary product portfolio consists of:
- App4sales: a B2B trade suite featuring mobile apps that optimize the sales process, allowing users to create orders and invoices linked directly to ERP systems and allow for real-time stock and order information
- Warpspeed WMS: a next-generation, web-based Warehouse Management System (WMS)
- App2track: an innovative vehicle tracking app, enabling efficient transport, planning, and route optimization.
Optimizers realizes strong and profitable growth of 30% per year capitalizing on the continuous demand for Supply Chain Software solutions, which is driven by the increasingly globalizing supply chains of end-users, the ongoing need for transport cost reduction and efficiency gains, and the further rise of omni-channel retailing. Optimizers’ current product portfolio, as well as their innovative culture, make the company well placed to capitalize on these trends.
Pieter van Bodegraven, Partner at Main Capital Partners, said: “We have known the management team of Optimizers for several years and have been impressed by their performance. Optimizers aims to become a leading Supply Chain Software player in the European market. With the support of Main Capital Partners, the company will focus on organic growth and further product innovation. Optimizers will also strengthen its product proposition and geographic coverage by selective add-on acquisitions and by expanding its global partner network.”
Stefan van Diggelen, CEO at Optimizers, said: “The collaboration with Main will accelerate the expansion of our business internationally by incorporating new technologies and the development of valuable partnerships in both European and USA markets. Together we will continue to invest in the functional enrichment of all product lines; making them more intuitive, smarter and adaptive in order to meet the future needs of our customers.”
Main Capital Partners acquires a majority stake from the company’s founders/directors as well as other management team for an undisclosed sum. After the transaction, the founders/directors and other management as minority shareholder, will continue to execute the current strategy.
Optimizers is a fast growing provider of software solutions, specialized in trade- and production logistics to optimize a customer’s logistic processes. Optimizers is the developer of App4Sales, a b2b trade suite for sales representatives, Warpspeed WMS, a next-generation Warehouse Management System, and App2track, a leading Transport Management System enabling efficient transport and planning, and route optimization.
About Main Capital
Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia. Within this sector, Main is the most specialized party in management buy-outs and later-stage growth capital for strategic acquisitions. Main Capital has approximately € 450 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. An experienced team of professionals manages these Private Equity funds from offices in The Hague, Düsseldorf and Stockholm.
In addition to Optimizers, the current investment portfolio of Main Capital consists of growing (SaaS) software companies such as Onventis (Germany), Assessio (Sweden), HYPE Innovation (Germany), cleversoft (Germany), Enovation, SDB Ayton, GOconnectIT, JobRouter (Germany), Inergy, MUIS Software, artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, Ymor, Onguard, SecondFloor, Sofon and ChainPoint. Main Capital also has an interest in managed hosting provider Denit. Main Capital has a long-term perspective with the intention to build larger strong software groups. Former successful Main Capital group companies include among others Roxit, Axxerion, and Regas.
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