Here you find an overview of both our current and former portfolio companies.
Customer Experience Management • August 2021 • Growth financing
moveXM has received growth capital from Pride Capital Partners to further fuel its growth strategy and support the shift from a service to a recurring SaaS provider. moveXM is active in the field of Customer Experience Management (CXM).
Their scalable software suite enables companies to measure, analyze and improve Customer Experience along the entire customer journey.
In addition to multinational enterprises, moveXM also serves mid-market customers.
Document Management Software • August 2021 • Growth financing
Kendox has received a loan from Pride Capital Partners to further drive sales of its cloud solution. Kendox is a software company focused on mid-market customers looking for a GDPR-compliant archiving solution who want to digitize their office and administrative processes.
Kendox’s software is used by customers in various industries in Germany, Switzerland and Austria to store electronic files in an audit-proof manner and to be able to retrieve them regardless of location and integrate them into diverse business processes.
Telecom software • July 2021 • Growth financing
Netaxis is a telecom software company developing and selling a suite of products and solutions enabling telecom companies to manage and control their network while turning their traditional voice service offerings into web-based applications. Netaxis’ products and solutions allow telecom operators to simplify, automate and accelerate their business growth. Netaxis’ clients are Tier 1 telecom operators such as MTN, KPN, T-Mobile, Orange, Proximus and Vodafone.
The Pride Mezzanine loan enables Netaxis to continue its ambitious expansion strategy without diluting its current shareholder base. The international presence of Netaxis will be further strengthened and expanded globally. The company’s existing strategies and product developments will be reinforced. Shifting the business model towards SaaS-based revenues is key in the strategy of the next years.
Cloud Solutions • Juni 2021 • Management-Buy-Out
Fairbanks and Pride Capital Partners have strengthened their partnership by realizing a management buy-out. In this transaction, Marijn van Heeswijk and Eric Kessels have increased their shareholding. For Pride Capital Partners, this marks the first hybrid transaction of the fund, in which a mezzanine loan is provided in combination with the acquisition of a minority shareholding.
Fairbanks provides managed services around complex open infrastructures to national and international clients who make use of private Clouds. Services include Linux-based open-source technologies like OpenStack (Cloud technology), Ceph (storage technology) and Kubernetes (container technology), in addition to emergency support.
Managed Services • May 2020 • Acquisition finance
Arcus IT is a leading managed services company in the Netherlands with > 1,000 customers in several focus segments, like Accountancy and Healthcare. The focus is on customers with 50-500 workplaces with a broad product and services portfolio, such as online workplaces, Office 365, IT security, VoIP telephony and online back-up solutions.
Arcus IT attracted a mezzanine loan to fund its buy and build strategy. The preferred acquisitions are active in a specific vertical or can add value by means of geographical expansion for Arcus to realize nationwide coverage.
Feedback Management • January 2020 • Management buy-out
eKomi is Europe’s largest independent provider of transaction-based customer reviews and product ratings. As a global Google partner eKomi has published over 40,000,000 reviews for its customers globally. The groundbreaking social commerce technology enables businesses to create social recommendations and viral effects from these ratings to generate new revenue. eKomi sells its services as a SaaS-product to a very broad and diverse customer base.
eKomi was founded in 2008 and has its headquarters in Berlin. More than 130 dedicated employees work for the feedback management specialist. The mezzanine loan is used to finance eKomi’s buyout of minority investors.
DDoS Protection Software • August 2019 • Growth financing
Link11 provides a proprietary cloud security platform that protects businesses of all sizes and across all industries from malicious application and website DDoS attacks. Even the smallest disruption to business-critical applications or services caused by cyber-attacks can cost companies time, nerves, cash, trust and reputation. Link11’s scalable platform that blocks such attacks is sold in a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) model.
Link11 was founded in 2005 and has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. Around 30 dedicated employees work for the DDoS specialist. The mezzanine loan is used to finance Link11’s national and international growth strategy.
Marketing as a service • July 2019 • Acquisition finance
Blue Field is a technology and data driven marketing company that develops and implements own dashboard solutions for customers to gain insights in marketing efforts. With its own developed Marketing as a Service (“MAAS”) platform, business insights, technology and marketing data are combined. The MAAS platform acts as an ecosystem in which the customer can gain insight and can manage its marketing efforts. In addition, Blue Field provides access to resources and media buying.
The acquisition strategy is aimed at broadening the product portfolio with amongst others data driven marketing solutions and adding unique technologies and expertise to the group. At the moment Blue Field looks at several companies that have strong added value to the group, providing the opportunity to even better serve the customers of Blue Field.
The company is located in Amsterdam and has an office in Munich.
Visual content optimization • February 2019 • Growth financing
Bright River helps online (r)etailers in optimizing their visual product content mix enabling them to create rich and engaging shopping experiences that result in higher conversions and lower return rates. E-commerce success increasingly depends upon visual content optimization (VCO). Bright River applies machine learning and advanced technologies to increase efficiency in image editing, video editing and 3D modeling.
Bright River was founded in 2006 with European headquarters in Haarlem and American headquarters in New York. Approximately 750 employees, divided over 5 offices on 3 continents, allow Bright River to serve customers worldwide whilst having a strong footprint in the US.
ICT Services • March 2018 • Management buy-out
BTC has entered into a partnership with Pride Capital Partners for the strategic support and financing of its growth strategy. BTC is one of the leading Telecom / ICT resellers in the Dutch B2B market.
BTC was founded in 2000 by Ronald Horn and Dick Houtsma. The headquarters of BTC is located in Amstelveen. BTC works with twenty-five consultants throughout the country. In the Netherlands BTC has a growing customer base of over 2,500 SMEs, corporate organizations and governments.
Digital Marketing • September 2017 • Growth financing
Pride Capital Partners provides funding to Spotzer to accelerate international growth
Spotzer is a market leading company that delivers full service digital marketing solutions through reselling partners to SME businesses all over the world. Spotzer is headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in Denver (US), Sofia (BUL), Manilla and Melbourne (AUS). The company employs approx. 250 people and has an extensive pool of freelancers. Spotzer delivers Google AdWords and BING campaigns, website creation, copywriting, e-commerce solutions, SEO Solutions and support through its multilingual content platform.
Booking Technology • March 2017 • Management buy-out
The management of Worldmeetings, consisting of Bob Pieterson, Inge van Rooij, Hans de Lange and Jeanette Winters, have successfully realized a management buy-out (‘’MBO’’).
The transaction was co-financed with a mezzanine loan from Pride Capital Partners.
Worldmeetings exploits a self-developed online platform that allows clients to easily book meeting rooms, conference rooms, training rooms and hotel rooms.
Marketing & Communication • June 2016 • Management buy-out
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to The Valley.
The management of The Valley, formed by Philip Kok, Auke Meijer and Brian Oostenbrink, has successfully realised a management buy-out (“MBO”). The Valley is a leading technology driven marketing and communication company which has developed its own data platform Nominow for the purpose of personalized marketing campaigns.
Social Collaboration Software • January 2019 • Growth financing
COYO has attracted a mezzanine loan from Pride Capital Partners to finance its national and international growth strategy. COYO’s offers an in-house developed social collaboration and intranet platform that serves as a digital home for many medium to large companies in Europe. The platform is sold in a SaaS and private cloud model resulting in a scalable and recurring business. COYO is headquartered in Hamburg (GER). The company employs ca. 100 people.
The mezzanine loan will be used to finance COYO’s expansion strategy. The primary focus is on supporting continuous development of the platform and strengthening the sales channel for large and extra-large clients.
Healthcare IT • June 2018 • Growth financing
KAIROS has attracted a mezzanine loan from Pride Capital Partners to finance its international growth strategy. KAIROS offers a unique combination of biobanking and clinical trial management software to European and North-American university hospitals and research centers.
KAIROS is headquartered in Bochum (GER) with offices in Berlin (GER) and Los Angeles (US). The company employs 37 people mostly in Germany. With KAIROS’ product CentraXX (“CXX”) hospitals and research centers are able to create a true connection between those collecting biospecimen and those searching for them. Through KAIROS’ dynamic and holistic approach, CXX users can structure biospecimen and donor data in an automated, standardized and comparable way.
Cloud Solutions • July 2017 • Management buy-out
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to Fairbanks.
Management of Fairbanks International Group BV (“Fairbanks”), Ruud Harmsen and Ben van der Vegt, successfully realized a management buy-out (“MBO”). Fairbanks is a specialist in providing (private) cloud solutions with a strong focus on the OpenStack cloud platform.
Credit Management Software • November 2016 • Acquisition finance
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to OnGuard
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to OnGuard, a leading supplier of credit management software for large international companies, to finance the acquisition of Credit Tools.
Status: repaid February 2020
Data Management • July 2017 • Management buy-out
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to DataManagement Professionals.
The management board of DataManagement Professionals BV (“DMP”), Henny van der Riet, Eric Evers and Maurice Pastoor, successfully realized a management buy-out. DMP delivers back-up, storage and hybrid cloud solutions
Pride has structured the deal and provided the mezzanine loan, while ING Bank provided the senior debt.
Status: repaid September 2019
Compliance Software • August 2014 • Working capital support
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to SecondFloor.
Pride Capital Partners issued a mezzanine loan to SecondFloor, a leading Dutch financial services and software company with an international customer base, to finance working capital needs and to improve the financial position. The loan has a risk-bearing character and is subordinated to the credit facility from their principal bank.
Status: repaid May 2019
ERP Software • December 2014 • Repurchasing shares
Pride Capital Partners issues mezzanine loan to AllSolutions
Pride Capital Partners issued a mezzanine loan to AllSolutions, a leading supplier of SaaS ERP software, to finance the purchase of own shares. The loan has a risk-bearing character and is subordinated to the credit facility from their principal bank.
Status: repaid November 2018
Social Media Analytics • December 2016 • Growth financing
Main Mezzanine Capital issues mezzanine loan to Talkwalker
Talkwalker, a major player in the social media analytics market, is pleased to announce it has secured €5 million in long-term funding from leading Dutch software investor, Main Mezzanine Capital. The funding will allow Talkwalker to accelerate development of its existing analytics platform whilst significantly expanding its sales teams in Europe and the US.
Status: repaid December 2017
Credit Management Software • July 2016 • Management buy-out
Main Mezzanine Capital issues loan to ABIT
ABIT a leading IT solutions provider in Germany in process oriented credit- & debt collection software has used a mezzanine loan from Main Mezzanine Capital to partly finance the acquisition of EuroSystems. Through the merger of ABIT and EuroSytems a combination of 2 strong companies with leading market positions in the Benelux and DACH is formed.
Status: repaid July 2017
Administrative software • January 2016 • Management buy-out
Management MUIS Software realizes MBO
MUIS Software is a provider of administrative software, from online bookkeeping to ERP solutions. The management led by Mattijs Wilms has realized a management buy-out of Multi User Informatie Systemen BV. The buy-out is partly financed by Rabobank and Main Mezzanine Capital.
Status: repaid March 2017
ICT Services • December 2015 • Management buy-out
Lunatech management realizes MBO
Lunatech was founded in 1993 and located in Rotterdam. They stand out in linking and structuring applications between back-end and front-end. Lunatech provides support for complex IT system integration and migration projects and they support IT departments of organisations. The company offers high quality solutions including consultancy and supplying project teams of Scala professionals. Lunatech provides its services to proven customers in the Netherlands and France.
Status: repaid November 2016
Credit Management Software • December 2014 • Management buy-out
Main Mezzanine Capital issues mezzanine loan to OnGuard
Main Mezzanine Capital issued a mezzanine loan to OnGuard, a leading supplier of credit management software for large international companies, to finance a management buy-out.
Status: repaid November 2016
Marketing & Communication • Mei 2015 • Growth financing
Main Mezzanine Capital issues mezzanine loan to The Valley
Main Mezzanine Capital issued a mezzanine loan to The Valley, a leading technology driven marketing and communication company, to finance its future growth ambitions and further roll-out its proprietary dataplatform Nominow.
Status: repaid June 2016
Credit Management Software • April 2014 • Balance sheet improvement
Main Mezzanine Capital issues mezzanine loan to OnGuard
Main Mezzanine Capital issued a mezzanine loan to OnGuard, a leading supplier of credit management software for large international companies, to finance its international expansion. The loan has a risk-bearing character and is subordinated to the credit facility from their principal bank.
Status: repaid December 2014