Sale of a majority stake in Zig to Main

Sector(s)
Business Services / TMT
Deal type
Buyout / MBO / Sell your business
Date
November 2021
Countries involved
Benelux

Client

Zig develops and implements innovative software solutions for housing corporations, student accommodation and commercial property management and is the market leader in housing allocation.

Deal

Capitalmind has advised the shareholders of Zig on the sale of shares to Main

Parties

Lead team

  • Jan Willem Jonkman

    Jan Willem Jonkman

    Managing Partner Benelux
  • Ron Belt

    Ron Belt

    Managing Partner Benelux

About the deal

Main Capital Partners, a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on enterprise software companies, acquires a majority stake in Zig.

Zig develops and implements innovative software solutions for housing corporations, student accommodation and commercial property management and is the market leader in housing allocation. Zig has been active in the real estate industry for more than 20 years. The core offering of Zig’s solution is an innovative smart platform aimed at efficient housing and rental allocation.

Main Capital Partners is a strategic investor with a specialized focus on SaaS / software companies. Main has almost 20 years of experience in building strong software groups in the Benelux, the DACH-region and the Nordics. As of October 2021, Main has approximately €2.2 billion assets under management.

Gerbert Kooij, Director at Zig: “We see this new partnership with Main as a significant step in achieving accelerated growth. With Main as our strategic partner, we are excited about the opportunity to expand our existing client portfolio in both the housing and commercial real estate markets and to further optimise our software in a sustained manner. We are confident that through this collaboration we will be able to innovate faster and respond better to market developments.

Zig has a very strong and talented management team and we are very excited to grow together with them in the real estate market. Our ambition is to further strengthen Zig’s market position as a full-service provider for social and commercial real estate organisations, through both organic growth and a buy-and-build strategy.” – Pieter van Bodegraven – Managing Partner Benelux at Main.

What we did

Capitalmind advised the shareholders of Zig throughout the sell-side process, with: (i) Drafting marketing materials, (ii) Approaching market, (iii) Price negotiations, (iv) Managing due diligence and (v) Coordinating legal documentation.