Sector: Enterprise Software M&A

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.

Featured transaction

The sale of Omnio Edge to IBM

Hampleton advised 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.

Featured transaction

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.

Featured transaction

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.

Featured transaction

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.

Featured transaction

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.


Featured transaction

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.

Featured transaction

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.

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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. 

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“We selected Hampleton because of their strong track record, experience and breadth of relationships in information management and enterprise software – which proved highly valuable to our transaction process.”
Steffi Körner, CEO of FAST LTA
“Hampleton led a structured process and was able to execute a great deal with the optimal partner for us."
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Ken Belotsky, Chairman at Bright Box
"It‘s not only about selling your company but thinking about the next strategic step. In this regard we had very strong support from Hampleton."
Gregor Walter, CEO at pixi*
“It was a pleasure working with Hampleton Partners. From beginning to end, they managed every aspect of the process and brought together the optimal transaction for all our stakeholders while remaining an independent company.”
Ilkka Starck, CEO at Profit Software
“It was incredible working with the Hampleton team while finding a 'new home' for my life’s work. After over four decades building Tonbeller AG, I was able to secure the best partner amongst many interested parties. Hampleton managed every detail of the project and led the auction resulting in signing and closing within seven months. We were very happy with the results which were beyond our highest expectations.”
Rutger Hetzler, CEO at Tonbeller AG
"Hampleton have their heart in it. They know and enjoy what they are doing, and we trusted them wholeheartedly."
Gijs Hubben, CEO at BaseCase
“The Hampleton team never let up and helped us secure the growth financing we were looking for, with an investor from the industry bringing not just money but also know how and market relevant connections. Hampleton thinks strategically, not just financially.”
Dr. Eric Lindner, CEO at FBGS
“I was very impressed with Hampleton’s understanding of the high tech industrial products FBGS produces and their global network which enabled us to find our Munich based co-investor in California.”
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Dr. Eric Lindner, CEO at FBGS
“Hampleton’s understanding of the IT services industry and our business, as well as their modelling strength and transaction expertise, were an important support for us while expanding our business via a number of strategic acquisitions.”
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