We are pleased to announce the sale of 100% of VisionWaves BV to the Swedish stock-listed company IFS AB. VisionWaves is a majority investment of private equity fund Main Capital II together with venture capitalist TIIN. VisionWaves developed a unique ‘Operational Intelligence’ platform (OI), enabling large companies to manage their operations more intelligent and effectively. Recently, Gartner defined VisionWaves as a frontrunner and a leader in new the OI software segment.
The company employs 35 people, and is based both in Zeist, the Netherlands (HQ), and in Colorado, United States. Groundbreaking business technology led to a software platform which connects the operational execution directly to the strategic- and tactical goals of the company. VisionWaves aims at large corporate clients that need to manage several challenges at the same time. Complex industries such as aviation, banks and insurance companies, mining industry, and the oil & gas industry use the technology of VisionWaves.
The current client-base consist of entities such as: Serco, FlyEmirates, Dodsal ,ING, Rabobank and Achmea. VisionWaves was able to deliver significant efficiency- and performance improvements for all of these clients. Behind the screens important programs such as Obamacare are managed and monitored with aid of VisionWaves products.
Pieter van Bodegraven, Partner at Main Capital, and chairman of the Supervisory Board of VisionWaves: “Visionwaves is a frontrunner in the operational intelligence market. During the period of our investment, Main Capital focused on further internationalization and building of the partner/reseller network, which led to successful partners such as Capgemini, IFS, and Serco. VisionWaves has an excellent future and offers IFS a large opportunity in this market.”
IFS is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (IFS-B.ST) and a provider of business software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). In 2014 the company reported revenue of EUR 320 million and serves over 2.400 clients worldwide with 2.700 employees.
About Main Capital Main Capital is a private equity investor with an exclusive focus on the software industry in the Benelux and Germany. Within that sector, we are the most specialized player in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. With an experienced team of professionals, Main Capital currently manages three Private Equity funds with approximately EUR 150 million in assets under management The current portfolio of Main Capital consists of rapidly growing (Saas)software companies as Sharewire, SecondFloor, EuroSystems, Sofon, Connexys, Regas, ChainPoint, RVC, TPSC, OnGuard and Roxit. Very recently Zetacom was sold to Gilde Healthcare. Furthermore, in 2013 Main Capital realized the successful exits of the cloud storage company IASO to US cloud provider GFI. In 2012, Main Capital sold technical documentation company Tedopres to stock-listed Finish company Etteplan and insurance software company Actuera to Waterland Private Equity.
For more information, please contact:
Charly Zwemstra (Managing Partner) Pieter van Bodegraven (Partner)
Main Capital Partners BV, Paleisstraat 6, 2514 JA, Den Haag
Tel: +31 (0) 70 324 3433 / +31 (0) 6 215 77 805