Raet Announces Investment by HgCapital

Mar 23, 2016, 14:15 ET from Raet

AMERSFOORT, the Netherlands, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Raet, a leading HR solutions provider, specialized in HR cloud software and services, today announced a majority investment by HgCapital. HgCapital will back existing management and its growth strategy and assume majority ownership from the management shareholders and CVC Capital Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Raet has been active in the Netherlands since 1965. It currently employs over 1,000 staff and enables HR for some 3 million people internationally through its cloud solutions. The company serves over 10,000 customers and today has a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Colombia.

Raet's growth strategy aims at further broadening its HR solutions portfolio and expanding its international presence to support all future strategic HR needs of people in organizations.

"We have been deeply impressed by the Raet team who have built a strong foundation in order to become one of the leading international HR solutions providers," said Ed Wielechowski, Principal at the HgCapital TMT team. "Through its in-depth HR expertise and strong customer base, Raet is well positioned for further expansion in the Netherlands and internationally."

"We are delighted to be partnering with the HgCapital team as we take our business forward with the vison of achieving sector leadership across HR software and HR services," said Kobe Verdonck, CEO of Raet. "I am grateful for the hard work of our employees, as well as the support from CVC Capital Partners over recent years, all of which has enabled our continued growth and initial international expansion."

The transaction will be filed with the relevant anti-trust authorities and is subject to the successful completion of the required consultation procedures.

Raet was advised by Rothschild, KPMG and Stibbe.

About CVC Capital Partners 

CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 24 offices and over 300 employees throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. To date, CVC has secured commitments of over US$79 billion in funds from a diverse and loyal investor base, completing over 300 investments in a wide range of industries and countries across the globe, with an aggregate transaction value of over US$120 billion.

Futher information on CVC Capital Partners is available at: http://www.cvc.com

About HgCapital 

HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. Deeply resourced sector teams focus on specific sub-sectors and investment themes to identify companies occupying an established position within a niche, and which have the potential to grow faster than their market, create employment and become the leader in their industry. HgCapital's dedicated portfolio management team provides practical support to management teams to help them realise their growth ambitions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. Based in London and Munich, HgCapital manages more than £5 billion for some of the world's leading institutional and private investors.

Further information on HgCapital is available at: http://www.hgcapital.com

About Raet  

Raet specializes in HR cloud software and HR services, which support the HR needs of over 10,000 organizations. Raet enables HR for some 3 million people internationally through its cloud solutions.

Raet has been active in the Netherlands since 1965 and currently employs over 1,000 staff and today has a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Colombia.

Further information on Raet is available at: http://www.raet.com