Beyond Capital Partners Fund II, a fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners GmbH („BCP“), acquired a majority shareholding in Greven-based Soft & Cloud GmbH (“S&C”). The closing of the acquisition has been accomplished at the end of November 2022.
Soft & Cloud sees itself as one of the leading service providers in Germany for used standard software licenses and is a partner for digital solutions and advisor for all IT-related topics for business-to-business customers. The distribution of these licenses is implemented in a safe, conformable-to-law and TÜV certified process. With at around 4,500 customers from almost all business segments and industries, S&C is both focussed to offer the perfect-fit licenses at a reasonable price to its customers and to offer through its advisory and service approach a sustainable and monetary benefit. S&C´s experienced team of license managers takes care that each license is proven by its origin and the right-to-use and therefore ensures the duty of the documentation required and the audit-reliability for its customers. Beyond that fact, since its inception in 2014, S&C is known to be an innovation leader and was, beneath other things, the first global firm of its kind who used the blockchain technology for the use of a security-proof license transfer of used software.
„Teaming up with Beyond Capital Partners, we found a professional, like-minded investor with whom we can continue the growth of the past years and even accelerate it furthermore. We aim to expand our market share in Europe and will drive the internationalization across other continents. For many countries, the market of used software is entirely unknown. Together with Beyond Capital Partners, we will enter these markets and develop those over the years”, says Michael Helms, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Soft & Cloud GmbH.
„With Soft & Cloud, we continue our successful investment approach to acquire fast-growing asset-light companies in the German speaking countries and to accompany these in their future development. From our perspective, S&C, above all, stands out being the relevant leader in its segment through its professional setup, its strong founders and its ESG and impact compliant business model, representing circular economy at its finest. As Focus “Growth Champion 2021“ and Financial Times “FT 1000 Europe´s Fastest Growing Companies 2021“-winner, we will continue the impressive growth of S&C as a platform and enhance this dynamic by expanding the sales capabilities in Germany and the foreign markets“, says Christoph Kauter, Managing Partner and Founder of Beyond Capital Partners.
About Soft & Cloud: Soft & Cloud is one of the leading service providers for used software licences in Germany and established itself since its inception in 2014 as innovation and technology leader along its sales strategy. www.softandcloud.com
About Beyond Capital Partners: Beyond Capital Partners is an investment company advising its funds on the acquisition of majority shareholdings of profitable small- and medium sized enterprises in the DACH region focusing on the asset-light segments business services, IT, software, healthcare, lifestyle and entertainment. www.beyondcapital-partners.com
This financing is made possible through financial backing of the European Union under the Equity Facility for Growth established under Regulation (EU) No 1287/2013 of the European and the Council establishing a Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium enterprises (COSME) (2014-2020).