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Volpi Capital Invests in Yaveon

Posted on 16th November 2023

London, 16th of November 2023: Volpi Capital, a pan-European B2B technology investor, is delighted to announce its partnership with Yaveon.

Founded in 2008, Yaveon is a leading ERP software vendor and system integrator specialising in the Microsoft Dynamics ERP platform. It serves small and medium companies operating in the process manufacturing industry including the highly regulated life sciences industry. In addition to in-depth industry know-how, YAVEON offers a proprietary suite of industry extensions. Headquartered in Germany, the Company has 217 employees and a global customer base.

Its management team partnered with Volpi after months of close collaboration, with a joint plan to (i) focus on people & recruitment, (ii) scale its proprietary software by leveraging a scalable, channel-based go-to-market strategy, and (iii) acquire complementary vendors in the Microsoft partner network.

Given the rapid growth of the Microsoft Dynamics platform and its partner-first strategy, Volpi and management see a significant opportunity for Yaveon to become the global reference for Microsoft in the process manufacturing and life sciences vertical, through both organic growth and M&A consolidation. Yaveon has demonstrated high growth in recent years, exhibiting impressive revenue and EBITDA CAGRs, largely driven by the expansion of its industry software which is sold across Europe and the Americas.

Yaveon was also recognised as a top place to work in Germany by Kununu and Focus Top Employers in 2023.

York Braune, Yaveon’s CEO commented, We are excited about the next stage of growth with Volpi. Our choice to partner with them stems from their track record in scaling software businesses globally, particularly via partner channels, their strong focus on culture, as well as our joint conviction in Microsoft Dynamics as a winning platform”.

Gebhard Schwan, COO and Co-Founder added, “This is an exciting time for us, given our momentum in the market. Volpi's success stories, such as their scaling of the delivery function at Version 1, their entry into the Microsoft market with Boyum IT, and multiple international M&A transactions in the space, demonstrates the value they bring to the table”.

Crevan O’Grady of Volpi Capital responded, As a thematic investor, we had identified the Microsoft Dynamics partner network as a top market since 2020 and were actively looking for the right management team to partner with. York, Gebhard and the rest of the Yaveon team impressed us immediately; we are excited to roll up our sleeves and deploy Volpi’s resources to help the team fully capture the global market opportunity”.

Marc Andreoli of Volpi Capital added, “Now is the time to invest in international growth, to create a global Dynamics champion for process manufacturing. We look forward to support York, Gebhard and their team to further scale the organisation, both organically and via complementary M&A”.

Volpi was advised by PwC (Financial DD, Tax DD, and structuring), White & Case (Legal), Ringstone (ITDD), Christoffer Holten (Customer DD), Corporate Balance (ESG DD), and Howden (W&I insurance). Debt financing was provided by Gestalterbank.

Yaveon was advised by Greenfort (Legal), Ebner Stolz (Financial) and Kuhn & Partner (Tax).

The Volpi team was led by Crevan O’Grady, Marc Andreoli, Fernando Piekenbrock, and Annamarie Krcmar. Jarlath Dooley, former Director at Version 1 will join as Chairperson of the Board.

About Volpi Capital

Volpi Capital is a specialist Pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm seeking to partner with ambitious businesses that use technology to disrupt traditional B2B value chains. Volpi typically invests €25-75 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values between €50 million and €200 million and seeks to drive transformative growth through international expansion and consolidation. The firm, which was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi, closed its second fund (Volpi Capital Fund II) in December 2020 with €323 million of commitments, and is now investing from its third fund (Volpi Capital Fund III)

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