Main Capital supports Inergy with 2 acquisitions in the risk management domain (GRC) for government


The Hague, March 22nd 2021 – SafeHarbour, specialist in GRC software and content focussed on the Information Security and Privacy domain for municipalities and government institutions, has joined forces with Inergy. Furthermore, Inergy has reached an agreement with SEP, specialist in e-learning and learning programs, on the acquisition of its SEP ISMS & Privacy software for Information Security for municipalities. On the 19th of March this year, the combination has been confirmed and put into effect by the parties.

 With the LIAS InControl platform, Inergy offers software applications for the government market with the aim of supporting public organizations to work in a more data-driven way. The LIAS-suite offers municipalities more and better control information and thus control over important domains such as Finance and Control, Operations and the Social Domain. With the addition of SafeHarbour and SEP ISMS, the Lias platform will be further expanded. Last year, Lias Horizontal Supervision, Lias PAUW, Lias BUIG en Lias Info were added and now LIAS is used as a platform by almost all Dutch municipalities.

Mathijs van Houweninge, CEO of Inergy: “With this expansion of our services and platform, we also offer municipalities a solution to get a better grip on information security and privacy in order to better comply with laws and regulations. We see many opportunities for the further development of the SafeHarbour products and the SEP ISMS software into one integrated broad GRC solution within the Inergy portfolio. By integrating the application with LIAS In Control and linking it to the financial domain, we offer municipalities a solution for differentiated internal control and legitimacy accountability.”

 Pieter van Bodegraven, Partner at Main Capital Partners: “Due to increased regulatory pressure we observe ample opportunity for growth in the GRC software market for governments. There is a need to be “In Control” in various domains and with LIAS we offer local governments a total solution when it comes to the financial and GRC domain. The acquisition of two leading ISMS and Privacy software solutions that jointly serve more than 250 municipalities contributes greatly to LIAS’ product offering and strengthens Inergy’s leading position in the market.”

About Inergy
The LIAS In Control platform offers broad functionality in the field of planning and control for local governments, provinces, water boards and education. With LIAS, Inergy is the market leader among Dutch municipalities. LIAS helps municipalities to set goals, analyze results and provide online insight into reports for a large group of stakeholders, from policy staff to council members and citizens. Inergy also offers full service, non-stop data and analytics based on the most effective technologies available today. Inergy provides all relevant services for the realization and maintenance of data analytics solutions and strives for long-term and successful client relationships based on a partnership vision and co-creation. The motto is to perform better by using data intelligently.

About SafeHarbour and SEP
SafeHarbour and SEP support municipalities with information security in the sustainable and successful processing and storage of privacy-sensitive online and offline data. The team has all the necessary knowledge and experience to support municipalities in the field of GRC. In the product suite of SafeHabour and SEP, all current legislation and standards are elaborated into policies, guidelines and procedures that organisations can specifically apply and easily implement. Relevant legislation and standards frameworks such as BIO, ENSI, AVG, DigiD, SUWI and BRP are also supported by the SafeHarbour and SEP products. Together, the companies offer tools for ISMS, GRC and audit services to more than 250 customers.

About Main Capital Partners
Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, DACH and Nordics. Main has a long term horizon around successful partnerships with management teams, with the aim of building larger software groups together. Main has approximately € 1 billion in assets under management for investments in mature and growing software companies. Within the software sector, Main is the most specialized player in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital for acquisitions. An experienced team of professionals manages these strategic investment funds from offices in The Hague, Düsseldorf and Stockholm.

Main Capital’s current portfolio includes fast growing software and SaaS-software companies such as FOCONIS (DACH financial services software), Relyon (NL, fieldservice management), Perbility (DACH, HR software), Pointsharp (SE, Security Software) MACH AG (DACH, government software), Textkernel (NL, HR software), Exxellence (NL, government software), WoodWing (NL, ECM/DAM software), Alfa (SE, healthcare/government software), Optimizers (NL, SCM software), Assessio (SE, HR software), GBTEC (DACH, BPM/GRC software), Onventis (DACH, procurement software), HYPE Innovation (DACH, innovation management software), cleversoft (DACH, RegTech), Enovation (NL, healthcare software), SDB Group (NL, healthcare HR software), Jobrouter (DACH, BPM/WFM software), GOconnectIT (NL, GIS/FSM software), Inergy (NL, BI software), KING Software (NL, ERP/accounting software), Artegic (DACH, marketing software), OBI4wan (NL, social media monitoring software), b + m Informatik (DACH financial services software), ChainPoint (NL, SCM software) and Sofon (NL, CRM/CPQ software).

Successful former companies that grew significantly under Main’s leadership include Connexys (HR software), Roxit (NL, government software), Axxerion (NL, facilities management software), Ymor (NL, APM software), Onguard (NL, credit management software), TPSC (NL, healthcare GRC software) and RVC (NL, healthcare software).


Note for the editor:
This press release is issued by Main Capital. For more information please contact:

Charly Zwemstra (Managing Partner)
Main Capital Partners B.V., Paleisstraat 6, 2514 JA, Den Haag
Tel: +31 (0) 70 324 3433 / +31 (0) 6 5127 7805

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