The acquisition of a majority stake in Molonia by Visma, a leading European software company, was completed in January 2023. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised the Visma team on this transaction.
With the acquisition of Moloni, Visma continues to increase its presence on the Iberian Peninsula. Since 2021, the Group has acquired three Spanish providers of SaaS solutions for accounting, tax and time management, in Holded, Declarando and Woffu.
Founded in 2012 by Ruben Costa and Álvaro Saraiva, Moloni provides cloud-based billing and point-of-sale (POS) software solutions to more than 30,000 customers in Portugal and Spain. They will now join forces with Visma, Europe's leading provider of mission-critical cloud software for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector.
Offering vertical solutions in Portugal and Spain based on cloud-based tools, APIs and mobile applications, Moloni has targeted SMEs in segments ranging from services to retail to the restaurant sector. In addition to the usual control of invoicing, current accounts, stocks, orders and agreed payments, Moloni's software also offers numerous tools to automate processes, resulting in greater reliability, efficiency and speed.
"Visma's entry into Moloni will further reinforce the commitment to quality and innovation that has always been in our DNA. The main beneficiaries will be Moloni's customers".
Álvaro Saraiva, co-founder and co-CEO of Moloni.
Based in Oslo (Norway), Visma Group is a leading provider of core business software for a more efficient and resilient society. Through 14.000 employees in 200 companies in 20 countries, they have over 1,2 million customers across the Nordics, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America. That unique structure allows to be close to the local markets while sharing world-class competence across the organization.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome Moloni to the Visma family. We continue to grow our presence in Iberia, with the ambition to be the ERP software provider of choice for companies and organisations.
Merete Hverven, CEO of Visma.
Baker Tilly has advised Grupo Visma in the negotiations with Moloni's management team. Diego Gutiérrez, a partner specialising in the technology sector, led the team. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has a team specialised in Mergers and Acquisitions and has consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the global M&A market.
"This operation, which represents Visma's first investment in Portugal, is the Visma Group's next step in strengthening its presence in Iberia".Diego Gutiérrez Zarza, Partner Baker Tilly
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