September 27, 2023
Translink Corporate Finance in Sweden (Anecta) served as the exclusive financial and strategic advisors to PLAYipp in the sale to Monterro.
PLAYipp, a SaaS company headquartered in Gävle, Sweden, with additional operations in Norway, employs 35 people. Founded by Richard Häll in 2006, the company offers a software solution that facilitates seamless information broadcasting on digital screens, enabling communication with employees, customers, or any target audience. Their software is marketed as two products: PLAYipp Digital Signage and PLAYipp Rooms, catering to over 2,500 customers in both public and private sectors, primarily in Sweden, with some customers having a global presence. In 2022, PLAYipp generated revenues of 47 SEKm, with a substantial portion coming from recurring revenue streams, showcasing strong profitability. Richard Häll will retain his role as a shareholder and continue to serve on the board.
Monterro, a prominent investor in B2B software in the Nordics, specialises in elevating Nordic software companies to market leadership positions. With a successful track record in developing and operating multinational software companies such as Pointsec, Episerver, and Lime, Monterro actively collaborates with its portfolio companies, offering support from offices in Stockholm, Oslo, Munich, and a development center in Hanoi.
Richard Häll, Founder and Board Member of PLAYipp, expressed his satisfaction with Anecta’s assistance in selecting the right growth partner, saying, “Anecta has given me the confidence to make the crucial decision of choosing a growth partner for the company I founded several years ago. The process was highly professional, and I was impressed by Anecta’s extensive network, which allowed me to connect with domestic and international investors of various backgrounds. I had multiple options to choose from but ultimately selected Monterro, which I believe is the ideal partner to accelerate PLAYipp’s growth and elevate the company to new heights. Throughout the entire process, Anecta provided excellent support and guidance, highlighting the value of having a competent advisor to rely on during the many stages and decisions.”
Caspar Hedman, representing Translink in Sweden, added, “Working closely with the PLAYipp team throughout this process has been exceptionally rewarding. PLAYipp’s satisfied customer base and expanding market share underscore the fact that their SaaS solution has become the preferred software for the Digital Signage market in Sweden. Monterro’s impressive track record in developing companies at a similar growth phase makes it exciting to anticipate PLAYipp’s journey in the coming years and witness the accomplishments they will achieve together.”
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Anecta Translink, our partner in Sweden, is a M&A advisor working with national and cross-border transactions. The company’s success in this segment is based on a wide industrial network and the fact that many of the team members have backgrounds as executives in Swedish industrials.