IMAP advises the shareholders of pdv Financial Software GmbH on the acquisition by Main Capital Partners

pdv Financial Software GmbH, a provider of end-to-end solutions for capital market processes, has been acquired by private equity investor Main Capital Partners. With this acquisition and the additional acquisition of van den Berg, Main marks a landmark in building a strong group in the banking software market. Together with management of both pdv and van den Berg, Main will continue building up the banking software platform around the pillars of trading, payment, and complementary banking solutions with a highly recurring revenue profile.

pdv, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is a German market leader for capital markets software and provides end-to-end solutions for the entire trading process chain. The solution covers all major asset classes and financial instruments for both the buy and sell aspect, as well as institutional and retail trading. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in the financial market, pdv can provide extensive expert knowledge to its customers and map even very complex requirements efficiently in the software and implement them promptly.  Regulatory-compliant outsourcing of software and services (SaaS, cloud) is also part of pdv's service offering.

Main Capital Partners is a leading software investor in the Benelux, DACH and the Nordics. Main has almost 20 years of experience in strengthening software companies and works closely together with management teams of its portfolio companies as a strategic partner, in order to realize sustainable growth and build excellent software groups. Main counts 60 employees and has offices in The Hague, Stockholm, Düsseldorf, Antwerp and the USA (Boston). As of October 2021, Main has over EUR 2.2 billion of assets under management.

We are excited and looking forward to continuing the journey of building a leading group in the banking and capital markets software segment together with an experienced partner such as Main. Through our collaboration, we are able to achieve our strategic goals faster and provide more value to our customers by expanding our product and services offering. We would like to thank the IMAP team for their professional preparation and advice, which made this future-proof solution possible“, explains Reinhard Wienke, founder and CEO of pdv.

The IMAP team with Dr. Carsten Lehmann and Nils Keller exclusively advised the shareholders of pdv Financial Software GmbH within a structured M&A process and supported them in negotiating and successfully closing the transaction.

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