Carlsquare advised Billbee on the sale of a majority stake to Bregal Unternehmerkapital
After a successful acquisition of the helpdesk solution Replyco at the beginning of the year, Billbee continues its growth strategy together with a new partner in Bregal Unternehmerkapital (BU). Supported by funds advised by BU, Billbee’s internal processes will continuously be optimized, and organic and inorganic growth will be further accelerated by expanding the Billbee ecosystem with additional dedicated software solutions. The mutual vision is to simplify the customers’ operations through first-class and solution-oriented applications, thus removing the barriers in the e-commerce sector.
Billbee is the leading cloud-based multichannel e-commerce SaaS solution used by nearly 20,000 mostly small and medium-sized online retailers to automate their ordering and business processes. Thanks to its intuitive setup and focus on SME e-commerce companies, Billbee has become the initial step in optimizing order processes for many of its customers. Billbee enables e-commerce vendors to streamline many steps along the value chain. Thanks to this unrivalled positioning, there are numerous future expansion possibilities allowing Billbee to evolve as a versatile and scalable platform.
Bregal Unternehmerkapital is a leading investment firm with offices in Zug, Munich and Milan. As a part of a family-owned business that has grown over several generations, the funds advised by BU invest in mid-sized companies based in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Northern Italy. It invests in “hidden champions” across various industries, including software and e-commerce. Through its entrepreneurial approach BU supports its portfolio companies as an active partner in their further growth.
“Over the past few years, Billbee has evolved from a specialized solution for DaWanda invoice management to a Swiss army knife for multichannel e-commerce retailers. I am very pleased to have found a partner in BU for our next stage of growth, who not only shares the same vision, but also has a long track record and deep market know-how in expanding leading software providers. We would like to thank all customers, partners, employees, Carlsquare and especially Jan for what we have achieved so far and look forward to the future.” – David Pohlmann, CEO Billbee
“Jan and David, together with their employees, have transformed Billbee into the leading cloud-native software solution for small multichannel e-commerce merchants. Billbee offers an exceptional combination of ambitious team spirit, innovative software solution and a very attractive positioning along the value chain. We look forward to jointly expanding the solution in the upcoming years and supporting Billbee with our expertise as the company continues to grow.” – Norbert Heller, Director Bregal Unternehmerkapital
Carlsquare acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Billbee together with Görg and AHB Legal as legal and tax advisors.