Main Capital acquires majority stake in JobRouter AG / Consolidation and expansion focus in 2018 / Extension of the low-code platform due to strategical add-on acquisitions / Personal changes within the management board
Mannheim, 19 December 2017 – Private Equity and Mezzanine Capital investor Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in the Mannheim-based software company JobRouter AG, thus furthering its strong growth. With this, the existing business model for BPM and document management should be extended on the one hand while on the other hand the international expansion as well as strategic add-on acquisitions form important pillars of the cooperation.
JobRouter AG is a globally active manufacturer of a web-based low-code platform for comprehensive corporate digitization. The offering includes highly scalable workflow and document management components that enable the digital representation and automation of any business process. Also included in the product portfolio are standardized solution templates for fast business transformation, industry-specific process solutions and a cloud instance in currently 18 languages. The company relies on an extensive partner network of more than 160 partners and a customer base which includes Triple-A customers such as Ernst & Young, Thomas Cook or ThyssenKrupp.
The primary goal of the cooperation is to expand innovative digitization solutions and consolidate the already strong market position in the DACH region: “JobRouter has demonstrated an impressive profitable growth path over the last few years. The company benefits from a strong management team with deep industry knowledge. We see strong opportunities for a highly-successful consolidation strategy. By further improving the autonomous growth path as well as focusing on strategic add-on acquisition, JobRouter has excellent opportunities to develop into a much larger leading global digital process automation software player”, illuminates Charly Zwemstra, Managing Partner Main Capital, his investment.
"For many years, we've been working to develop robust yet flexible software products, which adapt to business needs and maximize any customer opportunity. We do this, by concentrating on processes and data and developing our solution to that effect, so that we keep our fingers on the pulse of times. At the first meeting, Main Capital convinced us as a strategic partner with its deep software knowledge. With their support, we are now expanding our potential way faster and wider,” explains Fritz-Jochen Weber, CEO and founder of JobRouter AG.
In the course of the reorganization, Fritz-Jochen Weber will leave the active management of JobRouter AG at the turn of the year and is going to play a leading role in the Supervisory Board. Thereby, he will continue to support the consolidation and expansion process in the future as well: “We are very pleased that we can continue to count on Fritz-Jochen Weber's expertise and unique understanding of the industry. His vision has brought us to this successful starting point”, confirms Marcus Nagel, CCO JobRouter AG. “After another strong track record in 2017, we rely on Main Capital's strategic know-how for the next phase of growth. We are looking forward to the approaching year, which already holds promising developments.”
Axel Ensinger, CPO JobRouter AG, and Marcus Nagel, CCO JobRouter AG, will be jointly responsible for the ongoing development of the JobRouter Group.
About Main Capital
Main Capital is a private equity investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux and DACH area. Within this sector, we are the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 375 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Benelux and DACH area. An experienced team of professionals manages these Private Equity funds. In the current portfolio of Main Capital are rapidly growing (SaaS) software companies like GOconnectIT, evania video (Germany), Verklizan, Inergy, MUIS Software, artegic (Germany), OBI4wan, Axxerion, b+m Informatik (Germany), Ymor, Roxit, Onguard, Sofon, Regas, ChainPoint, RVC, TPSC, SecondFloor and Sharewire. Main Capital also has a stake in managed hosting provider Denit. This year Main Capital sold its majority stake in Connexys to Bullhorn and its majority stake in EuroSystems to an international Private Equity player. The Mezzanine Capital group granted loans to a.o. Spotzer, Fairbanks, TravelBird, Talkwalker and Worldmeetings.
Short profile JobRouter AG
JobRouter AG is a globally active provider of solutions for digital business transformation and offers a cross-industry low-code digital process automation platform for customers of all sizes. JobRouter helps companies to optimize their workflow, to manage their data and documents efficiently and to digitize their internal and external business processes. The modular components of the JobRouter® technology also allow solutions to be expanded and individually configured according to requirements. As a result, companies receive a comprehensive and tailored system with a large number of agile interfaces.
Together with an international network of 170 partners and its own branches in Great Britain, Morocco, Turkey, Poland and the USA, JobRouter AG now supplies over 1200 customers worldwide, including leading companies such as Euromaster, HARIBO, HELMA Eigenheimbau, Hochschule Konstanz, Klöckner & Co., MEYER WERFT, S&G Automobil, Thomas Cook, University of Bern and ZF TRW.
JobRouter AG has its headquarters in Mannheim. Further information is available at https://www.jobrouter.com/.