ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS and BOSTON, UNITED STATES, 21 June 2022
Bizzdesign announced that it has sold a majority stake of 51% in its Enterprise Architecture SaaS business to Dutch private equity firm, Main Capital Partners (“Main”). The investment from Main strengthens Bizzdesign’s market-leadership position and accelerates its growth trajectory. Bizzdesign helps enterprises grow by ensuring rapid time to value of their business transformation change initiatives with its flagship Enterprise Architecture SaaS platform, Bizzdesign Horizzon.
Main is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on enterprise software companies in the Benelux, DACH and Nordics regions. With Main by its side, Bizzdesign is now set to strengthen its product offering and innovation with strategic add on acquisitions and expand its global geographical footprint by developing its partner network.
Bizzdesign’s senior management team, led by CEO Hugo Ehrnreich, will continue to oversee its day-to-day operations. The company’s three founding members, Dr. Harmen van den Berg, Harm Bakker, Harmen van den Berg and Roderick Schreuder, hold a significant minority interest in the company.
Hugo Ehrnreich, Chief Executive Officer at Bizzdesign, commented:
“We’re proud of how we’ve consolidated and expanded our global leadership position over the last five years. We have done so thanks to our growing world-class customer base, uniquely powerful Enterprise Architecture cloud platform, and above all, our unique culture and the unrivaled expertise, passion and dedication of our team. But this is only the beginning. We see immense untapped potential to ‘take our company to the next level’ and unleash the full value and power of Enterprise Architecture for our customers’ businesses and the broader enterprise, business, solution and security architect community.”
Dr. Harmen van den Berg, a co-founder of Bizzdesign, said:
“To scale and support Bizzdesign, a strong and experienced investor is required, aligned with our unique Bizzdesign culture. Therefore, we’re proud to welcome Main as co-investors to the Bizzdesign family. With Main as our partner, we can ensure customer continuity while our high-performance-driven team focuses on seizing new market growth opportunities. This investment enables us to support the further international roll-out of Bizzdesign Horizzon, develop strategic add-on acquisitions, and deepen and broaden our product range.”
Pieter van Bodegraven, Managing Partner Benelux at Main Capital Partners, added:
“We have known the founders and management team of Bizzdesign for several years and have been consistently impressed by their performance. Bizzdesign is a leading software provider in the Enterprise Architecture market, rapidly expanding in recent years. The increasing need to align business strategy with IT and the complexity of these change projects is expected to continuously drive growth moving forward. Therefore, we are delighted to partner with the Bizzdesign team and combine forces to further strengthen and accelerate the company’s profitable growth track record through strong continued organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions.”
Notes to the Editor:
Founded in 2000, Bizzdesign is the trusted global SaaS Enterprise Architecture platform and is recognized as a leader by major analyst firms. They help the world’s leading public and private organizations guarantee the success of investment prioritization, transformation initiatives, and risk management. Bizzdesign helps architects and executives to see a full multi-dimensional picture, find and design the right path and execute with confidence to their targeted future. The company believes that success should not be a matter of hope. It should be by design.
About Main Capital Partners
Main Capital Partners is a leading software investor in the Benelux, DACH and the Nordics. Main has almost 20 years of experience in strengthening software companies and works closely together with management teams of its portfolio companies as a strategic partner, in order to realize sustainable growth and build excellent software groups. Main counts over 50 employees and has offices in The Hague, Stockholm and Düsseldorf. As of October 2021, Main has over EUR 2.2 billion of assets under management. Main has invested in more than 130 software companies to date, whom have created jobs for approximately 5,000 employees.
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