Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in Ymor Holding BV (Ymor) that delivers innovative Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) software and provides services to monitor critical business applications. With its software product ‘Ymonitor’ Ymor is able to monitor and improve the performance of complex IT environments. As an investor in established software companies in the Benelux and Germany, Main Capital will support Ymor in its growth and development of the Ymonitor product. In the field of acquisitions, Main Capital will support Ymor with knowledge, experience and new capital.
Ymor was founded in 2003 and serves its customers from its headquarters in Utrecht, where currently more than 80 people work. Among their clients are Ahold, Ziggo, the Dutch Railways (NS), KPN, Port of Rotterdam, UWV, Eneco and the Municipality of The Hague who use the chain monitoring solutions from Ymor. The combination of years of experience in the field of APM tooling, in-depth knowledge of best practices in measuring performance and the support of its own software, is making Ymor unique in the market. This approach characterizes Ymor and allows customers to objectively and proactively monitor the performance of their IT from end user perspective. By doing this, the number of incidents and operational costs are reduced and “user happiness” is created.
Martin van den Berge (CEO, Ymor) will, together with his management team, make an effort to achieve “user happiness” at its customers: “When applications do not perform well, or are even unavailable, it has direct consequences for the satisfaction – the ‘user happiness – of the end users. Often IT incidents also bring financial implications and there is a high risk of reputational damage. Ymor has proven in the past to offer grip and control over IT chains and associated suppliers, through the use of monitoring. It is a growing market in which more and more is possible on a technical scale. With the support of Main Capital, we can further develop our products and services in the most efficient manner so that we are ready for the future.”
Cooperation Ymor – Main Capital
Ymor and Main Capital see opportunities to further develop the business together. Main Capital will contribute to the realization of the growth plans of Ymor with its specialized sector expertise. It will be used in the development of Ymonitor as independent monitoring solution, support for partner/reseller strategies, internationalization and possibly make additional acquisitions.
Pieter van Bodegraven (Partner, Main Capital): “Through such things as the growth of cloud applications and the increase in outsourcing of IT management, IT chains are becoming increasingly more complex to manage. Monitoring is becoming increasingly more important, which leads to a consistent high growth of around 16% per year in the APM market. We believe Ymor is well able to further expand its position in the field of critical chain monitoring.”
About Main Capital
Main Capital is a private equity investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux and Germany. Within this sector, we are the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. Main recently established its fourth fund of EUR 85 million, which leads to approximately EUR 150 million under management. An experienced team of professionals manages the Private Equity Funds.
In the current portfolio of Main Capital are rapidly growing (SaaS) software companies like Roxit, OnGuard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, EuroSystems, Sofon Connexys, Regas, ChainPoint, RVC and TPSC. Recently, Main Capital sold its majority stake in VisionWaves to the Swedish listed IFS AB. Earlier this year Zetacom was sold to Gilde Healthcare. In addition, Main realized a successful exit of cloud storage company IASO to the US cloud provider GFI Software in 2013. In 2012 Main Capital sold Tedopres to the listed Finnish player Etteplan and Actuera was sold to Waterland Private Equity.
This press release is issued by Main Capital. For more information, please contact:
Charly Zwemstra (Managing Partner)
Main Capital Partners BV, Paleisstraat 6, 2514 JA, Den Haag
Tel: +31 (0) 70 324 3433 / +31 (0) 6 512 77 805