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Vortex to co-invest in Dutch market leader in childcare software

Together with BB Capital Investments, Vortex Capital Partners has obtained a majority stake in Flexkids, Konnect, HHB and TecSoft, following the merger of these companies. The combination creates a leading position in the childcare management software-market in the Netherlands. Evert Jan de Groot, partner at Vortex Capital Partners: ‘We see clear synergies in this partnership by providing an additional network and our technology expertise. We look forward to working together with management and BB Capital Investments on this strong software proposition.’ Please find more information below in the press release by BB Capital Investments.
Press release by BB Capital Investments:
BB Capital creates market leader in childcare software
July 25, 2019
BB Capital Investments has obtained a majority stake in Konnect, HHB and TecSoft via its portfolio company Flexkids. The combination of the four companies creates a leading position in the childcare management software-market in the Netherlands.
Together with co-investor Vortex Capital Partners, BB Capital Investments will focus on the further development of best-in-class ERP-software for the childcare sector. ‘Personnel- and child planning as well as parent communication will be offered under one (digital) roof’, according to Susan van Koeveringe, CEO of BB Capital Investments. ‘The purpose of our ERP-software is to better support the operational processes of child care organizations, addressing a need that is partly driven by increased regulatory pressure from the government.’

Market leader

The new organization serves more than 500 customers, representing ca. 75% of the total child care market in the Netherlands. Van Koeveringe: ‘This investment is fully in line with our focus on the fast growing IT-sector.’ Vortex Capital Partners will provide an additional network and technology expertise as co-investor.

Strong partners

The management of the new combination is formed by Michiel Cornelissen (Flexkids), Peter Baars (Konnect) and Marc Kuijer (Konnect). Cornelissen: ‘Together we will have more firepower to fulfill the (future) needs of child care organizations. Reliability, best-in-class functionality and user-friendly solutions will continue to be the central themes for us.’ Peter Baars indicates to have found the right partner in BB Capital Investments to support his growth ambitions. ‘They are willing to invest in the future with us. A future in which we will continue to build open and integrated software solutions.’

Industry leading and innovative

‘We want to offer the best service and the most attractive platform in the industry,’ says Michiel Cornelissen. ‘Our focus remains on finding the best possible way to facilitate the primary processes in the child care segment as well as to provide a secure communication channel between parents and the child care providers. As a specialist we are able to make a difference by providing child care organizations with a fully integrated solution. In other words; a digital platform on subscription basis, with multi-device access that is fully aligned with the business operations and needs of child care providers. We see plenty of opportunities to innovate!’

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