Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:

December 2021
KidsKonnect Holding B.V.
Sale to Five Arrows Growth Capital
Technology & Services
Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to KidsKonnect Holding B.V. on this transaction

KidsKonnect Holding B.V. (“KidsKonnect” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of BB Capital Investments, was recently acquired by Five Arrows Growth Capital (“FAGC”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

KidsKonnect is a leading childcare software provider, with headquarters in Haarlem, the Netherlands and offers fully integrated software solutions for daycare centres, out-of-school care, childminder organisations and primary education centres. The Company serves more than one million children in the 0-12 year age group with childcare software solutions in the Netherlands and Belgium via its integrated platform, and has established itself as a market leader in the Benelux region.

BB Capital Investments is based in The Hague, the Netherlands and focuses on Direct Investments, Fund Investments and Private Funds, all aimed at investments in growing SMEs with an international focus. The investors of BB Capital Investments mainly consist of Dutch entrepreneurs and wealthy families, for which BB Capital Investments offers tailor-made solutions.

Five Arrows Growth Capital is part of the European private equity arm of Rothschild & Co’s Merchant Banking business. Merchant Banking manages over €17 billion globally which includes approximately €4.4 billion in corporate private equity, as well as a series of funds dedicated to senior and junior credits, primary and secondary fund investing and co-investments, with offices in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles and Luxembourg. FAGC focuses on investing in fast-growing companies in the lower middle-market with highly defensible market positions; strong management teams; business models with high visibility of organic unit volume growth and strong free cash flow conversion; and multiple operational levers that can be used to unlock latent value. Like the other Five Arrows corporate private equity funds, FAGC focuses on the data and software, technology-enabled business services and healthcare sectors.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Simon Pearson +44-20-7667-8409
Damiaan van Ballegooijen +44-20-7667-8176
Martin Luen +44-20-7667-8381
Justin Prichard +44-20-7667-8524
Chase Sanders +1-703-394-1807
Matthew Teys +44-20-7667-8157