Key Facts

Sales at entry: ~€8.0m
Sector: Software & Technology
HQ: The Netherlands

Deal Facts

Year of investment: 2006
Seller: Informal investors
Exit year: 2012
Buyer: Nasdaq

Company description

BWise is a global leader in compliance and enterprise risk management software (GRC) and delivers a truly integrated and proven GRC platform. Using BWise, organizations are able to comply with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Solvency II, Basel II and III, and many more. BWise provides for the GRC needs of hundreds of customers, worldwide, across all industries.

Growth case

Embarking on an international sales strategy with focus on the US market by successfully building a blue chip customer base, establishing international brand name recognition, and creating a world class services organisation. The company tripled in size in the investment holding period with 40% of revenues in the US. BWise’s positioning with strong presence in the US with focus on top 1,000 companies and strong market drivers was driving the successful exit to Nasdaq OMX.

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