Amsterdam – Corporate Finance International (‘CFI’) is delighted to announce it acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to Main Capital Partners (‘Main Capital’) and other shareholders of Ymor, in its sale to Sentia, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments (‘Waterland’).
Ymor is an international, technology enabled service provider with offices in the Netherlands (head office) and Denmark. Ymor focuses on Application Performance Monitoring (APM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) and Artificial Intelligence Operations (AIOps). Using smart monitoring software products and specialised services, Ymor supports blue-chip customers with its transformation from reactive, to proactive and preventive IT Management. By providing in-depth insights into critical IT-chains on an application and business level, Ymor’s customers regain control over the IT services they offer the end-users. Main Capital joined Ymor as a shareholder in 2015.
Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia. Main Capital has approximately € 450 million under management for investments in mature, but growing software companies.
Sentia is specialised in business-critical Managed Cloud services in North-West Europe. It designs, builds and manages complex application landscapes in the (public) cloud. From its offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, Sentia offers outsourcing services to customers that have particularly high demands when it comes to the availability, performance, stability and security of systems and data.
Jeffrey Braam and Iman Alipour (board and co-shareholders of Ymor): “From the very beginning we were very enthusiastic about Sentia. We’ve made this careful and deliberate decision together with Main Capital and CFI, and are very excited about this step. We are convinced that this transaction helps us realising our strong growth ambitions, and at the same time serves our customers with the premium, objective performance monitoring that we have been renowned for many years”.
CFI initiated discussions and negotiations in a process, which ultimately resulted in a successful sale to Sentia, backed by Waterland, that closed on 30 August 2019. On the role of CFI, Braam and Alipour added: “CFI was instrumental in making the transaction materialise. CFI’s senior engagement and dedication helped us close the transaction seamlessly and in record time”.