The merger represents an important step into additional European markets – strategic implementation of a comprehensive buy-and-build strategy
Karlsruhe, June 25, 2021 – Backed by technology investor LEA Partners (“LEA”), Leviy will become part of the zvoove group adding mobile workforce solutions to the existing product portfolio. As the leading software provider for the facility management and the temporary staffing industries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, zvoove is expanding its growth strategy to an international level beyond DACH with this merger. The corporate group has locations in Wietmarschen-Lohne, Regensburg, Essen, Hamm and Basel/Switzerland, employs more than 300 colleagues and serves around 3,700 clients.
Leviy , located in Amersfoort/Netherlands, founded in 2014, supplies its clients with an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for companies in the cleaning and facility management sector. The software enables communication, planning, analysis and allows for reporting of room status, working hours and cleaning activities in real time and is thus specifically geared towards a mobile workforce. Leviy’s solution is not only used intensively by facility managers but also by companies in the hotel, leisure and logistics industry as well as the health sector.
Marc Linkert, CEO of zvoove:
“Meeting the Leviy team for the first time, I realized that we are on the same wavelength. The past months have further confirmed this initial impression and now we are more than happy that we sealed the merger. This is a logical step in order to strengthen our market leadership in the facility management industry. At the same time our clients can look forward to a large number of new features in our product range.”
Sebastiaan van der Vinne, founder and CEO of Leviy:
“The merger with zvoove offers us exciting new possibilities to advance our software. Our shared philosophy as well as the high degree of innovation across our products are a great foundation to build on in the future.”
Nils Berger, Investment Manager at LEA:
“Sebastiaan is an impressive founder who together with his dynamic team, based on a deep understanding of the market and clients, has built an outstanding SaaS-solution, making Leviy the market leader in the Benelux countries. For zvoove the merger marks the starting point of a focused internationalization strategy outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”
The zvoove Group develops and sells innovative software solutions for the facility management, the temporary staffing and the event industry. The company with its more than 300 employees is the result of the merger of LANDWEHR, rhb, prosoft and BackOffice in 2021. It has five locations in Germany and Switzerland.
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. The merger of Leviy represents another transformative transaction for LEA’s EUR 200 million B2B tech fund focusing on software companies in the DACH region.