Homerun’s CEO, Willem van Roosmalen says “Joining the ISH family is an exciting chapter for Homerun. The skills ISH brings to the table will unlock exciting new growth opportunities and accelerate the expansion plans of the business.”
“Together, we are poised to revolutionise the landscape of recruitment software for SMBs,” adds Van Roosmalen. The founders will remain active in the group as advisors or employees.
The hiring tool for small businesses
Founded in 2014, Homerun is a recruitment platform that claims to be the all-in-one tool that helps small businesses make meaningful hires.
Homerun specialises in a SaaS Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Focused on enhancing the candidate experience, the startup streamlines the hiring process for businesses, allowing organised communication and team-based candidate reviews.
The company’s client base includes Decathlon Netherlands, Douglas, Trifork, Dopper, Amac, Belsimpel, Joolz, and Mr Marvis, among others.
Aim of the acquisition
This deal enhances ISH’s influence in the Netherlands and globally, expanding its clientele to over 1,500 customers in 30+ countries.
Adam Reynolds, co-founder and Managing Partner of ISH says, “It is wonderful to see Homerun join the ISH family. Their exceptional recruitment software and impressive track record of customer satisfaction make them an ideal addition to our ATS business and partner for our ambitions into the B2B SaaS Talent space.”
“We are convinced that our collective capabilities and experiences will propel Homerun to new heights.”
“We would like to express our deep appreciation to Willem van Roosmalen, Thomas Moes and Bob Kreefft for their remarkable contributions in building Homerun into the success it is today,” adds Reynolds.
Brief about ISH
ISH aims to build a portfolio of founder-run SaaS companies, investing early and providing support.
Backed by Michael Richards, Adam Reynolds, and Strada Partners, ISH combines private equity expertise with SaaS entrepreneurs to elevate businesses while preserving their entrepreneurial spirit and existing management.
ISH Group, after acquiring Jobtoolz in June 2023, added Homerun as its second acquisition.
Specialising in scaling emerging SaaS businesses, ISH targets those with a minimum of around €1M ARR to high-growth enterprises. The team combines private equity specialists and experienced SaaS entrepreneurs with multiple successful exits.
ISH invests earlier in businesses and guides owners to surpass the €5M–€10M ARR threshold. Their approach supports entrepreneurial decision-making at the customer level, with a global reach spanning Europe, the UK, and Australia.