Main Capital acquires a majority stake in Verklizan


Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in Verklizan, which delivers a cloud-based, Connected Healthcare platform for social alarms and remote care.

Verklizan has established a leading position in the telecare market in several European countries. With more than 60 employees spread across offices in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France and Spain — the company serves more than 300 customers worldwide. By means of its UMO platform, more than 1,100,000 people are currently monitored on a daily basis. Technology supported care allows these people to live at home independently for longer. Examples of customers using the UMO platform are Sensire (NL), Red Cross (GER), Centra Pulse (UK) and DoroCare ARC (SE).

Verklizan drives innovation through the development of new services and functionalities that continuously expand the UMO platform, such as deploying mobile health solutions, monitoring vital signs and developing supportive apps for volunteer caregivers. Currently, the platform connects to more than 100 healthcare partners.

Main Capital will actively support Verklizan in their quest to grow the company internationally. In addition, focus will be on further strengthening and expanding the product portfolio, among others through selective and complementary acquisitions.

“Verklizan has shown strong international growth in recent years. Our strategy is to continue on this path, so that vulnerable people can live in a safe and well managed environment by applying our technology,” Riny van Zandwijk, CEO of Verklizan, said in a statement. “We have known Main for several years and there is a lot of mutual trust and appreciation. We look forward to working with Main Capital in the next phase of growth of Verklizan.”

The deal comes on a similar deal we’ve seen two weeks before when private equity firm GTCR acquired GreatCall, which offers services in the similar space with PERS, mPERS, and call centers.