Companies we own(-ed)
The Capital Change team members have provided entrepreneurial- and business value in different fields. Working for entrepreneurs our most fundamental track record is our experience with the companies we build.
4 Insurance was acquired by Van der Plas & Marseille in 2018. As 1st company AWI Software was acquired, a company that made front-office software for Authorized Agents and Service Providers, the domain where Van der Plas had a strong position with Market Scan.
In 2018-2021, 3 companies added, all working under the banner of 4 Insurance and fully focused on products and services around the Authorized Agent distribution channel.
AWI Software is one of the leading providers of software for insurance intermediaries. AWI provides an integrated suite of solutions which enable. The partners of Capital Change acquired a controlling interest in AWI in 2018. At the moment of acquisition, the company was struggling both commercially and financially. After a short but intense turn-around process the company now holds a leading position in its field.
Software- and data management for the Insurance Branch, from Damage Insurances to Health Insurances with a special focus on distribution according to the model of authorized agents. Market Scan developed itself as the service provider in this industry and helped to get structure and data in order. Currently, the reports have become market standards that DNB and AFM frequently use. In addition to providing transparency in terms of premiums, damages and results, Market Scan has also become a provider of knowledge systems. Acquired by Solera in 2010. Robert van der Plas was co-founder/CEO/shareholder and later CEO for Solera Netherlands.
Matrix was one of the first CRM companies worldwide. Started in the Netherlands it finally grow to the European market leader for Customer Relationship software (OVUM-1998). The company was acquired by Baan Company NV in 1998 with 500 customers, 150 FTE’s and operations in Belgium, Germany, Nordic, UK the Netherlands and Swiss. Hans Scholten was co-founder, shareholder and CEO and is still recognized as one of the founding fathers of the CRM market which is today world’s largest software market.
Matrix Software was founded by Hans Scholten and Ton van Rijswijk. Matrix Software became a very successful software company with a strong focus on technical software for civil engineers, the construction industry and the door- & window industry. Due to this focused strategy the company is still market leader in their markets today. Hans was co-founder, shareholder and responsible for marketing- & sales till the buy-out in 1996.