Healthcare innovator SDB Group acquires three Dutch software companies with the support of software investor Main Capital Partners. With the acquisitions of CPM4Care and Infent, which were signed in July and September, SDB Group takes a leading position as a provider of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the healthcare industry. In addition, with the acquisition of KindPlanner, SDB Group positions itself strategically in the childcare market. The expansion of SDB Group is in line with its ambition to become the market leader in software solutions for the Dutch healthcare and welfare sector. COO Vincent van Staalduinen: ‘We want to unburden the healthcare professional with innovative software, which is best-of-breed and best-of-suite.’
SDB Group offers a total package of cloud-based solutions for the healthcare sector, including software for HR, planning, payroll, electronic client records (ECD), e-learning and business intelligence (BI). SDB Group, which is 45 years old, strongly believes in the importance of data science to improve the healthcare sector. To this end, Reports, a provider of data analytics software, was acquired in 2019. Woerden-based CPM4Care strengthens SDB Group’s BI arsenal with various tools to improve the business performance of healthcare institutions, such as a healthcare dashboard and a budget planning tool. The Nieuwegein-based company Infent is specialised in BI-solutions for disabled care, elderly care and revalidation care, and is strong in forecasting, KPI tooling and master-data management.
Market leader in Business Intelligence for healthcare
‘By combining the strengths of these companies, we not only take a leading position in BI, but we also build on our big data and data science strategy’, explains Vincent van Staalduinen, COO of SDB Group. Jeroen van Ree, co-founder of Infent, shares this vision. ‘Together with SDB Group and CPM4Care we can develop more innovative BI-solutions for healthcare. With this, we are taking a meaningful step towards data-driven healthcare delivery.’ Marcel Brockhoff, Director of CPM4Care, emphasizes the added value for healthcare institutions. ‘The combination of CPM4Care, SDB Group and Infent allows us to help healthcare institutions even better in fulfilling the requirements in terms of reporting and make valuable healthcare data accessible.’
SDB Group positions itself in the childcare market
With the acquisition of KindPlanner, SDB Group strengthens its position within the welfare market. With the arrival of KindPlanner, SDB Group is the only player in the market that can offer a complete, integrated and user-friendly software solution to childcare companies. KindPlanner CEO Vincent van Nimwegen: ‘SDB Group had everything KindPlanner didn’t, and vice versa: they have software for payroll and business intelligence, we offer child planning and invoicing software and a portal to communicate with parents, which over 100 childcare companies are already using.’
Unburdening care professionals
SDB Group has set itself the goal of innovating the conservative healthcare sector and making it more efficient. ‘This requires deep knowledge about healthcare, which we have. With the support of Main Capital we also have the capital to grow’, says COO Vincent van Staalduinen. SDB Group aspires a best-of-breed and best-of-suite approach: the best specialized software solutions, which are seamlessly integrated. No fragmentation of services or switching between separate programs, but a time-saving total solution. The ultimate goal? ‘Care professionals are relieved of their administrative burden with innovative software, and the time saved is spent where it is needed most: on the client’, says Van Staalduinen.
About SDB Group
SDB Group develops and supplies specialist ICT solutions for the healthcare sector. In 2018, software investor Main Capital acquired a majority stake in the company, which was then known as SDB Ayton. Since then, SDB Group has made four acquisitions, aimed at obtaining the widest possible range of software services. The first acquisition was Cormel (ECD software), followed by Reports (data analytics for the healthcare sector), The Competence Group and CSS Breda (e-learning for the healthcare sector). In 2021, KindPlanner, CPM4Care and Infent were added. Turnover tripled as a result of this buy-and-build strategy. The number of employees grew from 70 in 2018 to 220 after the latest acquisition.
About Main Capital Partners
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 over 40 employees and has offices in The Hague, Stockholm and Düsseldorf. In September 2021 Main has over 1 billion euros under management and invested in more than 120 software companies. These companies create jobs for approximately 5,000 employees.