Portfolio

Symfonia

Overview

Partnership
March 2021 - present

Sector
Services / Technology

Location
Poland

Website
Symfonia.pl

Add-on acquisitions undertaken in 2021

Symfonia, a leader in ERP and payroll software solutions

 

MidEuropa led the carve-out of Symfonia, a leader in ERP and payroll software solutions for Polish SMEs, from its parent the Sage Group in 2021. MidEuropa had been actively monitoring the enterprise software space in Poland for several years to act on the right opportunity in this attractive, resilient and growing sector. 

Symfonia is a well-recognised brand and a leader in business ERP and payroll software solutions for SMEs in Poland. It offers business-critical FMS/ERP/Payroll/HCM software to a diversified and loyal customer base of over 50,000 SMEs. The Company’s ergonomic and reliable products are tailored to local needs and regulatory reporting requirements. Symfonia recently transitioned from a licensing model to a subscription model, and is currently at the forefront of the shift to the cloud.

Having started the intricate carve-out process at the beginning of March 2021, Symfonia’s leadership team has been managing three main workstreams to date: the carve-out and separation from Sage, involving multiple systems and agreements; the day-to-day running of the business; and planning for the future and executing the value creation plan. The latter involves close collaboration with MidEuropa on the evaluation M&A opportunities, with two acquisitions already completed (Reset2 and Cloud Planet) and numerous other targets in the pipeline. 

 

Partnership highlights:

  • Successful carve-out from Sage in 2021
  • Acquisition of two bolt-ons, Reset2 and Cloud Planet, in 2021 
  • Recurring revenue at around 95%

 

Value creation:

  • Acquisitive Growth
  • Operational Excellence
  • Organic Growth Acceleration