LEA Partners enters software market for financial services providers by taking over a majority share in the b+m group

Karlsruhe, October 15, 2021 – German technology investor LEA Partners is taking a majority share in the b+m group, a leading software provider for the banking and insurance industry, from software investor Main Capital Partners.

The b+m group with currently around 150 employees headquartered in Melsdorf near Kiel is the undisputed German market leader for the automated processing of promotional loans. In 2020 alone, a volume of more than 30 billion EUR was processed by b+m group’s software systems. In addition, the group serves insurers with innovative products in the field of pension and inventory management. The b+m group completes its service offering with a market-leading product portfolio that supports the digitalisation of sales activities in banks. For more than 25 years, the b+m group has been a recognised software provider in the financial services sector, establishing longstanding customer relationships throughout the DACH region.

 

Frank Mielke, CEO b+m group:

“With LEA Partners, we have decided to partner with a strong software investor with in-depth knowhow in the German speaking countries, which is rounded off by a comprehensive understanding of the financial services industry. From the very start, we are benefiting from working with a valuable sparring partner to build on our strengths and continuously develop the b+m group”

 

Philipp Hertel, Partner at LEA Partners:

“The b+m group stands for outstanding technological skills combined with a strong market position as a software provider for the financial services sector. We are delighted to partner with b+m and we will seize the attractive opportunities in the digital transformation of banks and insurers to further grow the b+m group”

About b+m group

The b+m group comprises two seasoned, innovative and rapidly growing IT companies: b+m Informatik AG as well as engram GmbH. The b+m group with around 150 employees headquartered in Melsdorf near Kiel supports business process digitalisation in the financial services industry – covering the realisation and integration of complex back-end processes as well as innovative front-end solutions. The b+m group is market leader in the automated processing of promotional loans and takes a leading position in the calculation and preparation of actuarial valuations in the field of company pensions. In addition, the group offers innovative solutions and services for insurers and specialised service providers that support pension and inventory management. The b+m group completes its service offering with a market-leading product portfolio that supports banks in their digitalisation and automation of sales activities. Due to its excellent technological and methodological competencies including an inhouse AI-lab and its deep understanding regarding the business processes of its customers, the b+m group is successfully driving the digitalisation of the German financial sector by providing custom-fit and fully integrated solutions.

About LEA Partners

LEA Partners is an entrepreneurial-minded multi-stage private equity firm investing in growth technology companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 2002, LEA Partners has advised on the investment in several companies. Operating out of Karlsruhe, one of Europe's largest technology clusters, its mission is to fund and support ambitious founders and executives by leveraging them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to achieve market leadership. After the merger of PROCAD, keytech und ACATEC in May 2021 and of TAIFUN, M-Soft und PinnCalc in October 2021, setting up a buy & build platform in the financial services vertical represents another transformative transaction for LEA’s B2B tech funds focusing on software companies in the DACH region.