Enterprise Software & subsectors
Axel Brill, Henrik Jeberg, Jonathan Simnett, Michel Annink and Miro Parizek lead our global Enterprise Software practice, maintaining relationships, bringing extensive industry experience built up over decades in the industry, working with over 2,000 investors and acquirers of software companies in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Hampleton’s team members have advised on scores of transactions in diversified sub-sectors such as AI, APS, BI, BPM, CRM, cybersecurity, data analytics, design collaboration, EDA, eLearning, ERP, GRC, GPS, identity management, IoT, HCM/HR, MRP, product management, SAN, SCM, software testing & simulation, talent management, systems management, and video processing.
We have worked for and closed transactions with companies such as Ansys, Autodesk, Constellation, Descartes, FileNet (now part of IBM), IFS, Macro 4, Microsoft, OpenText, SAI Global, Salesforce and many others.
Hampleton guided the shareholders of BaseCase, creators of a data visualisation SaaS platform, in the sale of their company to the global leader in regulatory science, Certara, an EQT portfolio company. Bringing together a niche technology vendor and the right buyer with a full suite of synergistic products and services requires in-depth industry knowledge and experience. The BaseCase / Certara transaction highlights Hampleton’s understanding, creativity and capabilities in finding the best matches in healthtech, enterprise software and SaaS.
The sale of Omnio Edge to IBM
Hampleton advised Omnio.net ApS on its transaction with IBM.
Omnio’s flagship product, Omnio Edge, connects operational technology (OT) to IT systems and unifies the data for use in IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives, such as advanced analytics, monitoring and predictive maintenance. Omnio Edge captures data directly from assets and with its prebuilt OT Connectors, the challenge of understanding device manuals and coding and testing integrations is eliminated and replaced with a simple, user-friendly interface.
Omnio Edge will become part of IBM's Sustainability Software portfolio, thus advancing IBM’s AI strategy with the development of integrated capabilities in areas such as Intelligent Asset Management. The product will be integrated into several IBM offerings beginning with the Maximo Application Suite, to enable clients from asset-intensive industries to focus on what their assets should do, identify issues faster and work on strategies to mitigate risks.
The sale of Banking Software Company to Portfolion
Hampleton advised Banking Software Company s.r.o., a 300-person strong leading provider of digital banking solutions, on its transaction with PortfoLion Zrt., a leading investor with a track record of successfully investing in Central and Eastern Europe and W.UP with its AI-based digital personalisation platform which complements BSC's portfolio perfectly.
Banking Software Company and its flagship product Digital Banking OS help retail, corporate & investment and wealth management banks to transition from product-centric to customer-centric organizations by allowing them to orchestrate digital cross-channel customer journeys.
The transaction is instrumental in the creation of a new Central European digital banking powerhouse with PortfoLion as financial sponsor, combining the Banking Software Company, operating in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia, together with W.UP operating in Hungary and the United Kingdom. The management and shareholders of the Banking Software Company and W.UP all are staying in the combined business.
GRO Capital's strategic investment in Queue-it
Hampleton Partners advised Queue-it ApS, the leading provider of a virtual waiting room SaaS, on a strategic investment by GRO Capital A/S, a leading investor with a track record of successfully investing in Northern European software companies.
Queue-it has built a strong, global portfolio of prestigious clients in the e-commerce, ticketing and public sector space, helping them to capitalize on peak web traffic events such as product launches, ticket onsales and big sales events such as Black Friday as well as the blockbuster economy.
The team at Queue-it will work with GRO Capital to further develop their product offering and expand their global footprint.
The sale of FAST LTA to Afinum
Hampleton Partners advised FAST LTA AG, leading provider of zero-loss archiving and backup solutions for mission-critical data, on its acquisition by Afinum Management GmbH, a leading investor with a 20-year track record of successfully investing in Germany SMEs.
FAST LTA built a strong position in the German market, particularly in the healthcare, public sector and industrial verticals, helping clients to comply with increasingly stringent regulatory data storage requirements in a secure and cost-effective manner. The team at FAST LTA will partner with Afinum to further develop their product offering, continue their growth trajectory and enlarge their footprint both in Germany and abroad.
The sale of BaseCase to Certara
Hampleton Partners advised on the sale of BaseCase Management GmbH, a data visualisation software as a service (SaaS) company to US-based Certara, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science. BaseCase‘s interactive platform improves how life science companies communicate and present that value, whether to C-suite executives, physicians and healthcare providers.
By integrating content creation with sales enablement, it allows users to quickly create and personalize a visual value proposition around a drug or device’s ROI and business case.
The sale of Profit Software to Via Ventures
Hampleton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Profit Software Oy on the sale of the company to Via Ventures Partners. Profit Software delivers enterprise software solutions that allow insurers to manage all their services, business lines and processes. Via Venture Partners is a leading Nordic private equity firm mainly focused on small- and midcap companies. With this deal Via Venture Partners strengthened its portfolio within the IT sector.
The sale of TONBELLER to FICO
Hampleton Partners advised TONBELLER, an innovative provider of financial crime and compliance solutions based in Germany on its acquisition by FICO, a predictive analytics and decision management software company. With this acquisition, FICO has moved firmly into the rapidly growing market for financial crime and compliance (FCC) solutions, promising to bring the benefits of advanced analytics and a risk-based approach to a field dominated by older, relatively inflexible, rule-based systems.
Miro Parizek established Hampleton in 2013 with a group of fellow deal makers and technology industry entrepreneurs, uniting hands-on industry expertise and seasoned transaction experience together for the optimal M&A advisory. Miro has been providing M&A advisory services to the technology industry since the pre-dot.com era and has managed scores of transactions supporting privately-held sellers and publicly-traded companies, ranging from 20 to over 2,000 employees. Miro has 30 years of experience in the software and IT industry.
Enterprise Software Report 2H2023
M&A in the Enterprise Software sector has remained remarkably robust. In fact, in terms of M&A volume, the sector saw the third highest number of M&A deals in 1H2023.
5 Major Tech Trends to Expect in 2024
As we settle into a new year, it’s the natural moment to look ahead to tech trends and developments that are on the horizon. As ever, our analysts will be charting M&A deals and patterns within individual verticals (you can read our 2023 reports here), but here are some sectors and business types which we already know will define 2024.