Mezzanine

Increases the power of capital for SME companies in the ICT sector

About us

Main Mezzanine Capital is the financing activity of Main Capital Partners. We provide subordinated loans to finance growth, acquisitions and management buy-outs and focus on SME companies in the ICT market in the Netherlands and Germany.

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  • Main Mezzanine Event:
    Annual theme event about trends, financing and strategy

  • Main Insight Event:
    Annual industry seminar focused on key industry topics

  • Main Software 50:
    Annual ranking of the 50 most successful software companies

  • Main CTO Day:
    Annual technology trend analyses for CTO’s & senior developers

  • Provide active access to our network and (if possible) providing leads

  • Improving and optimizing reporting

  • Focus on ICT and in depth knowledge of market trends and business models

  • Sparring partner and advising on financial/strategic elements

  • Financing growth (autonomous or through international expansion)

  • Facilitating MBO’s, including attracting senior debt facilities

  • Supporting Buy & Build strategies, incl. actively looking for add-on candidates

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  • Financing growth (autonomous or through international expansion)

  • Facilitating MBO’s, including attracting senior debt facilities

  • Supporting Buy & Build strategies, incl. actively looking for add-on candidates

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1. How many employees does your company have?

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2. In what market segment are you active?

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3. What is your revenue level?

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4. What financing solution are you looking for?

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What do we do?

A mezzanine loan is used to finance growth, acquisitions and management buy-out transactions.

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How do we finance?

Even though we use standardized documentation, a mezzanine loan is never a standard product. Every mezzanine loan is tailored to the transaction meaning that size, maturity (from 2 to 7 years), possibility for early repayments and fee structure can vary per deal.

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Maturity

  • The maturity varies per type of loan:
  • (Management) buy-outs:
    5 – 7 year
  • Acquisition financing:
    ca. 5 year
  • Growth financing:
    2 – 5 year

Advantages

  • Subordinated to the bank
  • Cheaper than equity
  • No dilution for existing shareholders
  • Interest payments and financing costs are tax deductible
  • Short and efficient process

Structure

  • The minimum loan amount is € 2,0M
  • Fixed interest coupon
  • Variable component (Equity Kicker of Closing End Fee)

Sector focus ICT

Benelux & DACH

FTE > 20 employees

Revenue > € 3M

Profitable growth

Multiple shareholders

Team

Lars van ‘t Hoenderdaal
Partner

Lars van ‘t Hoenderdaal

Partner

Before Lars (1963) founded Main Corporate Finance in 1997 he worked at ABN Amro Bank and De Nationale Investeringsbank NV (NIBC). At NIBC he successfully built up a (inter)national media & entertainment (subordinated) loan portfolio. After working for 10 years as an entrepreneur within an institutional setting it was time to become an entrepreneur himself. Some important characteristics of Lars are: focus, speak clear language, don’t give up and invest in long term relationships with investors and management teams.

Lars holds an MSc in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Groningen (RUG). He is married, lives in Amsterdam and has 3 grown up children.

Floris Kool
Senior Investment Manager

Floris Kool

Senior Investment Manager

Floris (1978) joined Main at the end of 2007 as a business analyst. His primary task is to advise entrepreneurs and management teams in strategic financial matters such as acquisitions, funding and investments. He is involved with analyzing company and market information, structuring financial models and putting together investment memoranda and proposals.

Floris holds a Master in Finance from the University of Groningen (RUG). Floris lives in Amsterdam.

Laurens Asselbergs
Senior Investment Manager

Laurens Asselbergs

Senior Investment Manager

Laurens started at Main in 2011. During the first years of his career at Main he gained broad experience within the Corporate Finance practice and was involved in multiple M&A transactions and debt advisory deals.
Currently Laurens focuses on the mezzanine business of Main. His primary tasks are management of portfolio companies, active sourcing of mezzanine prospects, assisting in mezzanine financing processes and deal execution.

Laurens holds an MSc Financial Management (Business Administration) from the Free University Amsterdam. He lives in Haarlem.

Philipp Urbach
Associate

Philipp Urbach

Associate

Philipp (1990) has been active as a member of the German Main Mezzanine team since July 2017. He is responsible for: generating potential deal flow in Germany, actively bringing in German mezzanine prospects, supporting in the supervision of mezzanine financing processes and providing analysis and overview of financial proposals.

Before joining Main Capital Partners Philipp worked as a structured finance advisor at Deloitte. Philipp holds a master’s degree in Financial Economics from Maastricht University, with a specialisation in Banking. During his bachelor phase (Economics at the University of Bonn) he was an intern at financial audit company Ebner Stolz. Philipp lives in Cologne.

Joris Molenaar
Associate

Joris Molenaar

Associate

Joris (1991) has been active as a member of the Main Mezzanine team since November 2015. He is responsible for: generating potential deal flow, actively bringing in mezzanine prospects, supporting in the supervision of mezzanine financing processes and providing analysis and overview of financial proposals.

Previously, Joris has gained experience at mezzanine provider Beechbrook Capital in London. Joris has a masters degree in Economics & Business Economy from Erasmus University Rotterdam, witch specialisation Financial Economics. During the bachelor phase he was intern at private equity company Karmijn Kapitaal. Joris lives in Kamerik.

Bas Welten
Business Analyst

Bas Welten

Business Analyst

Bas (1991) has been active as a member of the Main Mezzanine team since December 2017. He is responsible for: generating potential deal flow, actively bringing in mezzanine prospects, supporting in the supervision of mezzanine financing processes and providing analysis and overview of financial proposals.

Previously, Bas has gained experience at Royal Schiphol Group. Bas has a masters degree in Economics & Business Economy from Erasmus University Rotterdam, witch specialization Financial Economics. Bas lives in Amsterdam.

Marco Gollman
Business Analyst

Marco Gollman

Business Analyst

Marco has been working for the German Main Mezzanine team since November 2018. He is responsible for the generation of deal flow in Germany, actively bringing in German mezzanine prospects as well as the long-term support of existing portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Main Mezzanine Capital, Marco worked as a junior consultant in a medium-sized corporate finance consulting company in various debt advisory and M&A projects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance. Marco lives in Bonn.

Sylvia de Wilde
Office Manager

Sylvia de Wilde

Office Manager

Sylvia started in March 2018 as office manager at Main Mezzanine Capital. She is responsible for ensuring that all activities in the office run smoothly. In addition to managing the agenda of Lars van ‘t Hoederdaal she is also responsible for making travel arrangements, all kinds of facility tasks, recruitment and organizing events such as the Main Mezzanine Event.

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