On 16 December 2016, Vortex Capital Partners acquired CarsOnTheWeb, together with ABN Amro Participaties and Company’s management team & founders. CarsOnTheWeb is a leading online B2B transaction platform for car trade, enabling efficient remarketing of large batches of cars. Headquartered in Belgium, CarsOnTheWeb has subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
In November 2016, Vortex Capital Partners together with HenQ invested in Studytube. Studytube provides a one-stop-solution for Learning & Development targeting the corporate market, which includes proprietary courses, LMS and authoring tool.
In June 2016, Vortex Capital Partners together with Peak Capital invested in Media Distillery. Media Distillery develops unique technology to automatically analyze and search within video and audio, applying state-of-the-art data mining technologies such as speech, logo and face recognition.
In January 2016, Vortex Capital Partners invested in Agendum. Agendum is the leading provider of digital parking enforcement and mobility solutions and systems for municipalities, with its solutions being used by a fast growing and international customer base.
In November 2015, Vortex Capital Partners acquired together with the management team Riscure. Riscure is a globally recognized chip security testing lab and provider of testing tools, with market leading positions in mobile payments and digital content protection, and offices in Delft, The Netherlands, and San Francisco, USA.
In March 2015, Vortex Capital Partners invested in Iceleads which was later renamed Hatch. Hatch adds “BuyNow” functionality to brand websites by listing retail online offers for any product. Consumers can instantly complete their purchase while retailers enjoy highly qualified leads and exposure on the brand website. For brands, the BuyNow solution turns browsers into buyers without the challenges of running expensive e-commerce operations.
In December 2015, Vortex Capital Partners invested in PastBook. PastBook collects all your memories in one –safe– place, detached from each social network, providing you with a unique experience to easily relive and share, either on-line, through a tablet or offline through a pdf or even in a tangible way, a printed book.
On 30 April 2013, Vortex Capital Partners acquired Mascus together with the license holder of the Benelux business. Mascus is the global online marketplace for trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. On 19 February 2016, Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, announced the acquisition of Mascus.