Main Capital has invested nearly 50 million euro ($56.1 million) in GBTEC. GBTEC, of Bochum, Germany, provides business process management solutions and consulting services in the DACH region.
Main Capital invests in GBTEC and acquires majority stake
Today, the investor Main Capital announces an investment of nearly 50 million Euro in GBTEC, a leading player in Business Process Management. With a strategic stake of 51 percent, Main Capital pushes the continuous growth and progressive internationalization of the software specialist from Bochum, Germany.
Duesseldorf / Bochum, July 10, 2019 – GBTEC Software + Consulting AG brings the strategic investor Main Capital Partners on board. The Dutch investor Main Capital has been making investments for over 15 years with an exclusive focus on the software industry to help IT companies with internationalization and sustainable growth, both organically and inorganically. With an experienced team of financial and operational experts, Main Capital have led many software companies to success. Now, Main Capital are further expanding their portfolio of strategic equity investments by investing heavily in one of the leading software and consulting specialists for Business Process Management (BPM). Along with the founder and CEO of GBTEC, Gregor Greinke, and co-founder and partner, Marc-Oliver Stromberg, Main Capital give new impetus for the strategic development of GBTEC.
With the BPM suite BIC Cloud, GBTEC provides an award-winning tool for the modeling, analysis, optimization and automation of business processes. The company, with its headquarters in Bochum, Germany, has established itself as the leading provider of BPM solutions and the respective consulting services in the DACH region. Early on, GBTEC unlocked the potential of cloud technology for its BPM solutions and has thus accelerated its constant growth. The success of GBTEC is confirmed by over 700 customers, including numerous DAX listed companies, public authorities, medium-sized companies as well as global corporations. The insurance group HDI, Daimler AG and various German federal ministries are amongst its customers.
The founder and CEO of GBTEC, Gregor Greinke, pursues specific objectives by enlisting Main Capital. Greinke says: “With Main Capital, we put our trust in an investor that has a high level of expertise in the strategic development of software companies. From the very beginning, we were convinced that Main Capital would be a great fit due to their experience in the IT industry. Our common goal is a long-term and sustainable growth through strategic market positioning, selective acquisitions and the expansion of our world-wide partnerships.”
Charly Zwemstra, Managing Partner of Main Capital, is confident that the strategic investment will prove to be a success. He emphasizes the trusting relationship between the two companies: “The founders, management, the team members as well as the products and services of GBTEC all have won us over. Together, we will further expand the enormous potential and establish GBTEC as a software specialist for Business Process Management in the international market. We share the same values and attitudes. Thus, we are confident that we will successfully support GBTEC on this path. ”
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, Main is the most specialized party in management buy-outs and later-stage growth capital for strategic acquisitions. Main Capital has approximately Euro 450 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. An experienced team of professionals manages these Private Equity funds from offices in The Hague, Düsseldorf and Stockholm.
In addition to GBTEC, the current investment portfolio of Main Capital consists of growing (SaaS) software companies such as Onventis (Germany), Assessio (Sweden), HYPE Innovation (Germany), cleversoft (Germany), Enovation, SDB Ayton, GOconnectIT, JobRouter (Germany), Inergy, MUIS Software, artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, b+m Informatik (Germany), Ymor, Onguard, Sharewire, SecondFloor, Sofon and ChainPoint. 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. Former successful Main Capital group companies include among others Roxit, Axxerion, and Regas.
About GBTEC Software + Consulting AG
GBTEC Software + Consulting AG is an expert in Business Process Management, integrated Risk Management and IT management. The company successfully combines consulting and software development under one roof. With its BPM solution “BIC” GBTEC offers an innovative, comprehensive, powerful BPM-suite for process and IT-system optimization. Organizations from different sectors, such as companies listed on the DAX, larger medium-sized enterprises as well as public authorities rely on GBTEC’s BPM solution “BIC”. To learn more, visit: www.gb