22 December 2020

Gilde Buy Out Partners invests in To-Increase

Gilde Buy Out Partners invests in To-Increase

To-Increase enters a new chapter of their growth journey with Gilde Buy Out Partners.

Veenendaal, The Netherlands – December 21st, 2020 – Today, To-Increase announces that investment firm Gilde Buy Out Partners, together with senior management, has entered into an agreement to acquire To-Increase. The transaction is subject to works council consultation procedures being finalized in accordance with Dutch law, and expected to be completed during January 2021.

To-Increase is a Global SaaS Leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications with a highly scalable business model utilizing a global distribution channel to drive organic growth. The organization realized 15 years of growth, with a strong percentage of recurring revenue, and customer cloud retention of 94%.

Maurits Boomsma, Partner at Gilde Buy Out Partners: “We look forward to partnering with the management team led by Luciano Cunha and to supporting their growth plans. To-Increase is an established leader in the fast-growing Microsoft Dynamics based business applications software market with innovative software solutions for their customers. With the right backing, we believe To-Increase is well positioned for a phase of global, organic growth acceleration, continuing its track record of double-digit recurring revenue growth and further bolt-on M&A.”

Luciano Cunha, CEO of To-Increase, says: “I am very pleased to announce Gilde as the new owner of To-Increase. Gilde along with management team members have acquired our great business (pending closing) to grow our business to new heights. I want to thank Columbus for an exciting journey during the past 14 years contributing to positioning To-Increase as a global SaaS leader, and I look forward to continuing our close partnership in the years to come.

Gilde understands and believes in our business plans which is the ultimate mark for the future. This new partnership will enable us to scale through the Microsoft Dynamics 365 channel by using technology to help our customers reach their goals. Our growth plans include scaling up our Go-To-Market teams and executing on high quality M&A to make a bigger impact on our combined customers and our focus markets.”

Management will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations, with support from Gilde Buy Out Partners who will take place in the newly formed supervisory board.


To-Increase Customers & Partners

To-Increase customers can reach out to their Customer Success Manager if they have any questions. If you don’t know your CSM please contact CustomerSuccess@To-Increase.com. Partners are advised to reach out to the To-Increase sales team members or contact our team here. Are you not a partner yet? This is a great time to get connected and work to scale your business with us please find more information here.


About Gilde Buy Out Partners

Gilde Buy Out Partners is a leading European private equity investor in mid-market transactions with operations in the Benelux and the DACH region. Gilde manages funds in excess of EUR 3 billion and has offices in Frankfurt, Zurich, Utrecht, and Brussels. Since its inception in 1982, Gilde has supported more than 250 companies to realize their growth ambitions.

About To-Increase

Founded in 2005, To-Increase provides business software solutions to over 2200 mid-market and enterprise customers in 45 countries. Our asset-centric solutions include engineering, manufacturing, servicing, and renting or leasing assets. We also deliver customer-centric solutions that help companies align technology with strategic goals, operate more efficiently, and provide the best possible experience to their customers. Across devices, business locations, and work environments, To-Increase offerings help companies master their unique requirements with standardized technology that is easy and economical to deploy and maintain.

To-Increase is the only three-time Microsoft Dynamics Global Outstanding ISV of the Year award winner and offers an impressive portfolio of industry, business, and technical productivity solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365.


Press Contact

Lucas Doornhein – Chief Marketing Officer, To-Increase
+31(0)318 531 900

Luciano Cunha
Luciano Cunha,
Luciano Cunha,
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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