Amsterdam, May 25, 2020 – Committed Capital has taken a majority stake in ID-ware. ID-ware develops and implements management software to manage the life cycle of smartcards. The (Software-as-a-Service) Enterprise platform of ID-ware also manages the authorizations, so that each smartcard user is automatically granted relevant access rights based on their personal profile.
The software of ID-ware is linked to the existing HR and Enterprise Resource Planning systems, allowing all rights granted in these systems to be directly linked to the smartcards. By linking to existing management systems, the granting of access rights to smartcards is simplified, reduces the risk of errors (one-time entries) and ensures compliance with (access) protocols. Customers include governments, financial institutions, healthcare institutions, universities and industrial companies. The software company was founded in 2005 and has shown double-digit revenue growth in recent years. The investment will be the first participation from the third investment fund of Committed Capital. The third fund was recently established and has a size of €55 million.
The Netherlands-based ID-ware has ambitious plans for international growth in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. An active buy & build strategy to accelerate international growth in the targeted countries in the coming years is also part of the strategy.
Wai Ki Chiu, partner at Committed Capital: “With their strong market position and continuous drive to improve technology and internal processes, ID-ware fits perfectly into our investment strategy. Despite the current unusual circumstances, we continue to invest in fast-growing SMEs and it is precisely at this time that we want to support entrepreneurs in the further development of their businesses“.
Christian Borgmann, founder ID-ware: “ID-ware has entered a new growth phase and I am convinced that Committed Capital will successfully support us with their expertise in this area“.
ID-ware supports organizations worldwide with effective solutions for identification and authentication processes. Key to these solutions is the Enterprise platform for the management of smartcards and authorizations. www.id-ware.com
About Committed Capital
Committed Capital is a private equity investor that focuses on Dutch SMEs with a proven business model, which are strongly competitive and are highly ambitious to grow. Our added value lies in building a management team that is able to execute the growth strategy. The enterprise value of companies invested in ranges between €5 million and €30 million. Committed Capital currently has nine employees, is growing rapidly and is based in Amsterdam. www.committedcapital.nl