FEBRUARY 24 2022
Vizrt Group, a global leader in software for live video production, has appointed Klaus Holse as new Chairperson. With a background as CEO of SimCorp, Corporate VP at Microsoft, and Senior VP at Oracle, Klaus will support Vizrt Group’s further growth and expansion.
“I am delighted to be appointed Chairperson of Vizrt Group and I am excited to support its continued transition to a SaaS business model. The group has great potential for further growth with its leading technology platform, strong customer relationships and reputation for operational excellence. I’m looking forward to working together with Vizrt Group’s high-caliber management team on leading the industry’s transition to innovative IP-video, cloud production and software defined solutions,” says Klaus Holse.
Klaus Holse is currently Chairperson of open banking firm Tink AB, cloud platform SuperOffice AS, vertical software company EG A/S and payroll firm Zenegy A/S. In addition, he is also Vice Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Industriens Arbejdsgivere in Denmark and Dansk Industri. He has previously held the positions of CEO of SimCorp for eight years, Corporate VP at Microsoft for eleven years and he has also been Senior VP at Oracle. At Microsoft, he was President of Western Europe, leading the largest area outside of the US.
With his impressive experience and excellent track record from the IT and software industry, Klaus Holse will act as Chairperson for select Nordic Capital portfolio companies within the technology and financial services sectors, including Vizrt Group and Macrobond, a leading provider of macroeconomic and financial time series solutions.
"Nordic Capital is enthusiastic about bringing further expertise to help build upon Vizrt Group’s legacy of innovation and proven track record of serving the world’s best broadcasters and content creators. Vizrt Group is an exciting company that has been a consistent high performer during Nordic Capital’s ownership. Klaus Holse is a highly experienced leader in the software and tech space, bringing a unique set of skills and knowledge that will help Vizrt Group scale and grow. Nordic Capital’s network of Senior Advisors plays an important role in supporting the successful and sustainable development of the portfolio companies,” says Fredrik Näslund, Partner and Head of Technology & Payments, Nordic Capital Advisors.
“I am thrilled that Nordic Capital is continuing its proactive support of our growth plans and I am looking forward to delivering the next chapter of the Vizrt Group story with Klaus,” says Michael Hallén, CEO of Vizrt Group.
Klaus succeeds Torben Munch as Chairperson. “Nordic Capital would like to take this opportunity to thank Torben who has been instrumental in guiding the Group through its impressive growth journey, culminating in a record year in terms of revenue and value creation,” Fredrik Näslund, adds.
Today, Vizrt Group has over 600 employees located in 35 countries worldwide and generates revenues in excess of EUR 200m. Since Nordic Capital’s initial investment in 2015, Vizrt Group has continued its pioneering innovative leadership in graphics and live production software, successfully expanded into new markets and regions and is today one of the global leaders in providing software-defined visual storytelling solutions.
Technology & Payments is one of Nordic Capital’s focus sectors where it is has a long and extensive history and experience of investing and supporting sustainable growth in technology software companies. Nordic Capital has significant experience in software as well as payments and has deployed more than EUR 5.6 billion of equity across 24 technology companies since 2001, including former and current investments such as Bambora, Cint, Trustly, Conscia, Siteimprove, Board International and Signicat.
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About Vizrt Group:
Vizrt Group is a global leader in production software for live video production, with large and diversified product segments serving News & Entertainment, Sports & eSports, Enterprise & Org. and Digital Industries. The group contains three of the strongest names in the media and entertainment technology industry; NewTek, NDI® and Vizrt, all three being creative businesses, built on innovation and grown by the group’s people, with the goal of becoming the most recommended solution provider in the markets they serve. Vizrt Group combines strategic pillars of Content-Centricity, Software-Defined, IP First, and Innovation to increase its customers’ success in delivering engaging and immersive content to their audiences. Vizrt Group is a global and diverse organisation with over 600 employees from 58 different nationalities, with offices in 16 countries worldwide. For more information, please see www.vizrtgroup.com