List of the 300 largest Software Private Equity Investors Europe [2023]


Icons ThousandinvestorsThis list includes 347 European private equity funds that mention software-related keywords on their websites. Most of the included firms are active investors in software companies. The list includes contact details, LinkedIn pages, managing partners, geographic focus, and AUM approximations (in €M). The list was last updated on June 6th, 2023.

The list is based on our list of the 500 largest private equity funds in Europe.

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List of 3 large European software focused private equity funds

The European software market is expanding quickly, also driven through novel artificial intelligence-based applications and the uprise of cloud businesses. In this article, we are introducing three interesting software-focused private equity funds from our list.

1. Gro Capital (Copenhagen, Denmark)

GRO Capital is a Copenhagen-based investor that focuses on B2B software comapnies. The firm, who also operates an office in London, has invested in different verticals within the software industry, ranging from cybersecurity, to ecomerrce management as well as vertical software. Past examples include Paligo (which offers a cloud-based system for technical documentation), Promon (a next-gen cybersecurity solution) or Tacton (SaaS- Smart Commerce solution).

2. Main Capital Partners (The Hague, Netherlands)

The Dutch-headquartered private equity fund MAIN Capital Partners operates offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Stockholm and the United States. The firm invests between €10-50M in software businesses. Past investments include WeFact, Certwell, vendre or timeplan. MAIN invested in Aalborg-based software firm timeplan in 2022. The firm is a software vendor for workforce management solutions.

3. BID Equity (Hamburg, Germany)

Also German private equity investor BID Equity is focused on software companies. The Hamburg-based investor has so far invested in over 10 companies. One portfolio companies is Kobold, that works on digitalization solutions for the construction industry. Another investment, myneva, works on software solutions for stationary nursing homes.

Picture source: Emile Perron

Columns included in our list

Through our list, you can get an overview of the most important private equity investors. In detail, the list offers the most important data points to get in touch with the most important private equity funds:

  • Name
  • Country of Origin
  • City
  • URL
  • General E-Mail (if available)
  • LinkedIn Page (if available)
  • Managing directors (if available)
  • Assets under Management in €M (approximation, if available)
  • Geographic focus (office locations)

Especially the LinkedIn pages of the PE funds helps to get in touch with the executives and investment managers of the included firms.

Picture source: Emile Perron

This list is based on our sophisticated keyword crawler technology. We crawled the websites of all private equity funds in our European private equity database for the keyword “software“. We crawled every website for at least 60 seconds. The offered list includes all PE funds in Europe that mentioned the keywords for at least one time. The list includes detailed keyword statistics, e.g. the number of keyword occurrences, which keyword occurred how often, where most keywords where found, etc. Thereby, it helps you to identify the most relevant investors in the respective vertical.


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