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FGvW advises shareholders on sale of iqs Software GmbH to Main Capital Partners

The shareholders of iqs Software GmbH have sold their shares to a fund advised by Main Capital Partners Group. They were advised by our M&A team. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

iqs Software GmbH was founded in 1995 and is based in Bühl, Germany. Software GmbH's quality management software combines the full range of quality processes in one database, including advance quality planning (APQP), requirements management, manufacturability assessment, initial sample inspection reports (ISIR), and complaint and audit management, allowing customers to seamlessly integrate and maintain data consistency across all processes offered. Software GmbH serves a broad, diversified customer base in German-speaking countries as well as other European countries (e.g. Slovenia, France, Scandinavia). Reference customers include well-known brands such as Bosch, Hella, Continental, Hansgrohe and Stihl.

Main Capital Partners is a leading software investor in the Benelux, the DACH region, the Nordic countries and the United States. Main has approximately 20 years of experience in strengthening software companies and works closely with the management teams of its portfolio companies as a strategic partner to achieve sustainable growth and build excellent software groups. Main Capital employs approximately 60 people and has offices in The Hague, Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Antwerp and Boston. Main Capital manages over €2.2 billion and has invested in more than 130 software companies. With the acquisition of iqs Software GmbH, Main Capital Partners further expands this portfolio.

Main Capital had already previously acquired a majority stake in PLATO AG, an international software company in the field of engineering, risk and quality management. The merger of the companies now creates a leading software group for global engineering and quality management processes.

Advisor to the shareholders of iqs Software GmbH:

Tina Bieniek, Partner (M&A, Corporate, Lead).
Stefan Lammel, Partner (M&A, Corporate)
Till Böttcher, Partner (Real Estate)


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