Holland Venture investeert in WSO2 integrator Yenlo

Amsterdam, 19 November 2018 – Private Equity firm Holland Venture invests in Yenlo, the leading integration specialist on WSO2 open source middleware technology. The management and shareholders have set a target for the coming years to strengthen the growth of the company, organically as well as by implementing an active global buy-and-build strategy.
Yenlo was founded in 2007 by Maarten de Waal and Ruben van der Zwan and builds complete middleware solutions for leading customers worldwide. Middleware is the software between front-end applications and back-end systems. Middleware is required when a company wants to interconnect every system, database and application and let those communicate in a professional manner. Yenlo has been one of the three certified Premier Partners of WSO2 for many years and is the global Value-Added Reseller of WSO2 since the 1st of October 2018. To this day the company has implemented WSO2 technology in more than 200 companies. WSO2 is the only pure play open source middleware vendor and is a rising star in this particular field.
International growth plans
Yenlo wants to grow to a revenue stream of EUR 40 million within five years. Holland Venture will support, advice and guide the management with her international growth plans by making strategic decisions, efficiently structuring the organisational structure and implementing an active buy-and-build strategy.
“Yenlo is the global market leader in WSO2 integrations. We see enormous growth opportunity by expanding the service offering. Yenlo will be able to offer her clients 24/7 professional services, like support, which enables more of the revenue to become recurring. We have a lot of faith in Maarten and Ruben and their team and are looking forward to bring Yenlo to the next phase.”, Hubert Verbeek, Managing Partner Holland Venture.
Ruben van der Zwan added: “We were looking for a partner that can help us realise further growth by making the right strategic decisions. Marktlink Fusies & Overnames has guided us tremendously in this process.  From a selection of companies, that Marktlink selected for us, we have chosen for Holland Venture. We found the partner in Holland Venture that, because of her expertise is fast emerging technology companies and experience with growing businesses, can support us to accelerate Yenlo’s growth.“
About Holland Venture
Holland Venture has invested in more than 135 Dutch SME companies in the last 37 years in a sustainable and successful way. They are active in the attractive growing industries Healthcare and Technology with a clear investment strategy. The experienced and involved investment team knows what it is to be an entrepreneur. They strive to an open, sustainable and professional relation with the management teams of the companies that they invest in, with the common goal to realise growth. Holland Venture is supported by a broad network of successful entrepreneurs in Healthcare and Technology.
About Yenlo
Yenlo is a global operating system integrator and specialist in digital transformation with open-source and agile technology. Yenlo is the leading and most progressive Certified Premier Partner and official Value-Added Reseller of WSO2. Yenlo thinks that organisations should be flexible to become a digital office in order to optimise their relations with clients and internal management and add new services, products and business models to their portfolio. Yenlo provides services for enterprise- and solution architects, software development, operational support, WSO2 product support and programs for training and certification. In addition it offers off the shelf solutions ‘as-a-Service’, like the middleware platform-as-a-Service Yenlo Interconnect.