We advised Standard Investment and the other shareholders of Flatfield with the sale of the shares in Flatfield to NCAB Group. Flatfield is de largest Dutch supplier of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). NCAB Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of PCBs, with headquarter in Sweden and listed at NASDAQ Stockholm. NCAB Group strengthens its position in the Benelux and Germany with the acquisition of Flatfield.
We advised SET Ventures on its investment in Flexidao, a start-up in the field of energy and blockchain. Existing shareholder KIC Innoenergy also participated in this round. With this investment Flexidao wants to accelerate the international growth of its blockchain-based energy delivery service and develop new use cases based on the existing middleware platform.
We advised Standard Investment on acquiring a 50% interest in Hollandia Structures, Hollandia Infra, Hollandia Services, Everest Industriële Montage and Hollandia UK. Hollandia is one of the leading parties in the field of steel and mechanical engineering in the segments of infrastructure, maintenance, petrochemical, high-rise buildings and utility construction. The business units are transferred to a new holding company called Hollandia Orange, in which Hollandia Holding and Standard Investment each have a 50% interest. The company has its headquarters in Krimpen aan den IJssel and branches in Heijningen, Fijnaart and London (UK). The Hollandia Orange companies achieved a turnover of approximately EUR 100 million in 2018 with a pre-tax result of approximately EUR 6.5 million. The company employs around 300 people.
SurveyMonkey (Nasdaq: SVMK), a leading global survey software company, has announced the acquisition of Usabilla, a leading global Voice of Customer (VoC) technology provider. Usabilla empowers over 450 enterprises in 35 countries, including global brands like Lufthansa, Philips, and Vodafone, to collect, analyze, and act on real-time user feedback to improve their products and customer experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Usabilla employs over 130 people in Europe, the United States, and Australia. SurveyMonkey acquires Usabilla for approximately $80 million, comprised of a mix of cash and equity. We advised the selling shareholders of Usabilla.
Transtrack International is a market leader in the development of standard software solutions that address the control, efficiency and management of the end-to-end cash supply chain. By acquiring Transtrack International, G+D Currency Technology is expanding its software and solutions offering and strengthening its position as a global partner for the digitalization of the cash cycle. We advised the selling shareholders of Transtrack International.
RIB Software SE, the German based multinational company providing construction and building information modelling (BIM) software to customers in the building, construction and real estate industries, entered into its third MTWO MSP (Managed Service Provider) partnership and investment agreement with SaaSplaza, the world’s leading cloud provider of Microsoft Azure and Dynamics Services with offices around the world and customers in 80 countries. We advised Prime Ventures and Parcom Capital on the sale of their interest in SaaSplaza. Previously, we advised SaaSplaza on the venture debt transaction provided by Harbert European Growth Capital.
We advised Gilde Healthcare Partners, a European healthcare investor, in the most recent financing round of Lumicks. Lumicks is a life sciences tools company commercializing and developing first-in-class instruments for real-time manipulation and visualization of interactions at the single-molecule level.
Photobox Group, Europe’s leading personalisation business, has acquired Dutch online cards and gifting retailer Greetz. The acquisition makes Photobox Group the European market leader in online greetings cards and personal gifting through the Greetz and Moonpig brands. We advised the selling shareholders, including Prime Ventures, on this exit transaction.
Siemens acquired Mendix, a leader in low-code application development, for €600 million in cash. We advised Prime Ventures on this successful exit. Previously, we advised on the Series A and B Round led by Prime Ventures respective Battery Ventures.
We advised Innovation Industries in its investment in Aito. Innovation Industries is an independent venture capital fund investing in the high tech, med tech, food and the energy fields. Aito is a frontrunner in the global human interface market. Their touch and haptic feedback controllers provide a best-in-class user experience for products such as smartphones, laptops and car infotainment systems, based on their unique and patented technology.