Dutch investor Main Capital acquires majority stake in supply chain software startup Optimizers

Dutch investor Main Capital acquires majority stake in supply chain software startup Optimizers

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In a latest move, the Dutch strategic software investor Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in Optimizers from the company’s board of directors/founders and other management teams for an undisclosed sum.

Stefan van Diggelen, CEO at Optimizers, said: 

“The collaboration with Main will accelerate the expansion of our business internationally by incorporating new technologies and the development of valuable partnerships in both European and US markets.”

Based out of Nijkerk, the Netherlands, Optimizers mainly develops software to optimize logistics processes. They develop App4Sales, Warpspeed WMS, and the Exact-certified EDI Gateway, among others. The logistics software is developed by nearly 60 specialists from Nijkerk

Diggelen added: 

Together, we will continue to invest in the functional enrichment of all product lines; making them more intuitive, smarter, and adaptive to meet the future needs of our customers.

Founded in 2006, the company operates in the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US market, from where it serves over 750 wholesale and trade companies across 24 countries.

Furthermore, Optimizers witnessed a profitable and robust growth of 30% per year capitalizing on the continuous demand for Supply Chain Software solutions.

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Main Capital, on the other hand, is a strategic investor with a focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany, and Scandinavia. It has approximately € 450 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia.

Pieter van Bodegraven, Partner at Main Capital Partners, said: 

We have known the management team of Optimizers for several years and have been impressed by their performance. Optimizers aim to become a leading Supply Chain Software player in the European market. With the support of Main Capital Partners, the company will focus on organic growth and further product innovation. Optimizers will also strengthen its product proposition and geographic coverage by selective add-on acquisitions and by expanding its global partner network.

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