Intercept is pursuing an international growth strategy with Holland Capital

Intercept is pursuing an international growth strategy with Holland Capital

Amsterdam / Zwolle, January 11, 2021 – Intercept, a leading Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), will receive a substantial capital injection from Holland Capital. Intercept helps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to cloudify their applications and software. The capital injection enables the company to scale up its product development and realize its international growth ambitions.

Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2020
Intercept has been a recognized Microsoft partner for many years andrecently won Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2020. The Cloud Solution Provider has a full focus on Microsoft Azure and is one of the most prominent players in Europe in that area. In particular, Intercept helps independent software providers (ISVs) to transform and modernize by bringing software and applications to the Azure cloud. In addition, Intercept helps companies automating, developing and protecting software in the Microsoft Azure cloud. 

Products and services for ISVs
Through a cooperation with Holland Capital, Intercept can further expand its product and services portfolio. At the moment Intercept already delivers Azure Cloudify, Azure Datacenter transformation, Azure workspace, Managed Security Services and Automation & Development. Intercept is currently developing more products to support ISVs even further.

International growth plans
The global public cloud market has grown rapidly in recent years. Internationally, Amazon (AWS) is the market leader with 47% market share. However Microsoft (Azure) is catching up and is growing almost twice as fast as Amazon (62% vs 33% growth in 2019)*. In the Netherlands, Microsoft is already the most dominant player (56% market share), driven by the increase in the adoption and use of cloud applications, infrastructure and services (such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, PowerApps & Dynamics365). In addition, there is a rapidly increasing demand for technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and 5G, which all require a cloud infrastructure*.

Job Verhagen, CEO Intercept, says: “With Holland Capital we can scale up our product development and realize our international growth ambitions. Holland Capital has expertise in correctly positioning fast-growing companies. Therefore they are a valuable partner in this new growth phase of Intercept.

Niels van Aalten, partner Holland Capital: “Because of its unique position as the main Microsoft partner for ISVs, Intercept is a very interesting company with a lot of growth potential. We are proud to support Intercept in its growth.

About Intercept
Intercept was founded in 2013 and specializes in Microsoft Azure solutions. The Cloud Service Provider from Zwolle helps software-driven organizations to digitize and modernize their businesses. In 2017, the organization was one of the first partners in the Netherlands to achieve the status of Microsoft Azure Expert Management Service Provider, a status that only dozens of companies worldwide have. Intercept was named Microsoft Country Partner of the Year in 2020.

About Holland Capital
Over the past 40 years, Holland Capital has invested responsibly and successfully in over 140 Dutch SMEs. Supported by a clear investment strategy, it is active in the attractive growth markets of Healthcare and Technology. Its experienced and committed investment team aims to establish an open, sustainable, and professional relationship with the companies it invests in, united by the goal of achieving growth. Holland Capital is supported by a broad network of successful entrepreneurs in the relevant growth markets.

*Bron: Gartner,