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About Main Capital Partners


Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia. Within this sector, we are the most specialized party in management buy-outs and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 400 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Netherlands and Germany. An experienced team of professionals manages these Private Equity funds from offices in The Hague and Düsseldorf.

The current investment portfolio of Main Capital consists of growing (SaaS) software companies such as GOconnectIT, JobRouter (Germany), Verklizan, Inergy, MUIS Software, artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, Axxerion, b+m Informatik (Germany), Ymor, Roxit, Onguard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, Sofon, ChainPoint, RVC and TPSC. 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. Main Capital has realized many successful exits such as recently Regas, Connexys (to Bullhorn) and ABIT / EuroSystems. Main Mezzanine Capital is another business line of Main Capital Partners and has provided mezzanine loans to, among others, The Valley, TravelBird, Talkwalker, Worldmeetings and BTC.

Software industry events

Main Capital Partners organizes various annual events with a focus on the software industry.

1. Main Insight Event

On a yearly basis, Main Capital Partners organizes the Main Insight Event. This is a software industry event in which key topics in the software industry are further discussed and examined by interesting (international) speakers. In 2018 the central theme was 'Artificial Intelligence and Analytisc for Enterprise Software Companies'. In previous years, among others, the following themes were discussed during the Main Insight event: 'Customer Success & Customer Experience management for software companies' in 2017, ‘Sales Performance Improvement en Sale Effectiveness’ in 2016; 'Successful marketing strategies for software companies' in 2015 and ‘Successful international partner and channel strategies for software companies’ in 2014.

Speakers of 2018 were Stefan van Duin (Director Data Science & AI at Deloitte), Jose Manuel Rodriguez (Head of Startup Business Development at AWS Benelux), Jeroen Dijkxhoorn (Director Pre-Sales Western Europe at SAS), Mark Bakker (Sr. Business Solution Manager CoE Analytical platform at SAS) and Frank Smit (Chief Innovation Office at OBI4wan). This year there were approximately 140 DGA’s and senior managers present on the event, which was held on May 17 2018 at the Hilton in the Hague.

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2. Main CTO Day

Annual seminar specifically focused on CTOs and developers of portfolio companies of Main Capital and other invited CTO's. In several sessions, the latest trends and developments are shared. The aim is to stay ahead in the field of technology by learning from each other’s knowledge and experience.

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3. Main Software 50

Annual ranking of the most successful independent Dutch software companies. After seven successful editions, the eighth edition of the Main Software 50 will be launched in 2019. The award ceremony will again take place in Amsterdam. The popularity of the list, number of applying companies and its media attention is growing every year. The objective is to provide more visibility for successful Dutch software companies and to give the software sector as a whole the attention it deserves.

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The Main Software 50 is an initiative of Main Capital Partners

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