Main Capital invests in the growth of Verklizan
Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in the international software company Verklizan. Verklizan delivers an innovative, cloud-based, Connected Healthcare platform for social alarms and remote care.
Verklizan is a renowned party that has established a leading position in the telecare market in several European countries. With more than 60 employees spread across offices in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France and Spain, Verklizan serves more than 300 customers worldwide. By means of the UMO platform, developed by Verklizan, more than 1,100,000 people are currently monitored on a daily basis. Technology supported care allows these people to live at home independently for longer. Examples of customers using the UMO platform are Sensire (NL), Red Cross (GER), Centra Pulse (UK) and DoroCare ARC (SE).
Due to an aging population, pressure on healthcare expenditure, and the desire of elderly people to stay at home longer, the demand for remote care increases rapidly. Primarily, Verklizan enables its clients to centrally manage their monitoring activities by means of the UMO platform. Verklizan drives innovation through the development of new services and functionalities that continuously expand the UMO platform, such as deploying mobile health solutions, monitoring vital signs and developing supportive Mobile Apps for volunteer caregivers. It becomes increasingly important for Connected Healthcare providers to provide preventive care based on smart predictive data analysis.
Unique to Verklizan’s proposition is the open philosophy and independence of the UMO platform. More than 100 (international) healthcare partners connect a total of more than 250 products and applications on the UMO platform, thereby facilitating a wide range of integrated services.
Main Capital will actively support Verklizan in their quest to grow the company internationally. In addition, focus will be on further strengthening and expanding the product portfolio, among others through selective and complementary acquisitions.
Riny van Zandwijk (CEO Verklizan): “Verklizan has shown strong international growth in recent years. Our strategy is to continue on this path, so that vulnerable people can live in a safe and well managed environment by applying our technology. We have known Main for several years and there is a lot of mutual trust and appreciation. We look forward to working with Main Capital in the next phase of growth of Verklizan.”
Pieter van Bodegraven (Partner Main Capital): “Verklizan offers an efficient, innovative solution that will become more and more important for healthcare providers to meet the increased demand for healthcare while controlling their budgets. In addition to the autonomous internationalization strategy in the coming years, we see good opportunities to further expand the platform through smart acquisitions.”
Verklizan is a Dutch supplier of the UMO platform, a platform for social alarming, remote care, welfare and safety. Verklizan is characterized by its open platform philosophy that supports the connection of the UMO platform with more than 250 healthcare products and technological developments of over 100 product partners. This gives the customers of Verklizan the freedom and opportunity to continuously provide the best and technologically most advanced remote care.
About Main Capital
Main Capital is a private equity and Mezzanine Capital investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux and DACH area. Within this sector, Main Capital is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 150 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Benelux and DACH area. An experienced team of professionals manages the Private Equity Funds.
In the current portfolio of Main Capital are rapidly growing (SaaS) software companies like Inergy, MUIS Software, Artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, Axxerion, b+m Informatik (Germany), Ymor, Roxit, OnGuard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, ABIT/EuroSystems (Germany), Sofon, Connexys, Regas, ChainPoint, RVC and TPSC. Main Capital realised many successful exits like IASO to GFI/Solarwinds, Zetacom to Gilde Healthcare, Actuera to Waterland Private Equity and VisionWaves to IFS AB. The Mezzanine Capital group granted loans to e.g. The Valley, Travel Bird, Talkwalker and Worldmeetings.