Tag: acquisition

Aug 13 2015

Aconex CIMIC deal absorbs SaaS rival

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex last week announced a strategic partnership with CIMIC Group. which will also see it absorb a rival Australian AEC SaaS technology provider. CIMIC (not to be confused with US construction software provider CMiC, or a Shanghai porcelain and stone business) was formerly the Australian contracting giant Leighton …

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Dec 02 2014

Viewpoint’s 4Projects acquires MCS Priority1

Viewpoint subsidiary 4Projects expands its mobile functionality by acquiring ‘best-in-class’ Mobile Computing Solutions Priority1. 4Projects, the Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration subsidiary of Viewpoint Construction Software, has acquired, for an undisclosed amount, Swansea-based construction mobile technology specialist Mobile Computing Systems, developer of the Priority1 site solution. The acquisition was announced to staff and customers yesterday …

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Oct 14 2014

More on Newforma’s SmartUse acquisition

I met up with Newforma CEO Ian Howell in London on Friday (10 October) and asked about the recent SmartUse acquisition (see post). From his perspective, the deal was the next stage in Newforma’s “mobile-first strategy,” building on previous deals (2012) to add mobile and cloud-based capabilities to the Newforma portfolio, while satisfying the company’s VC …

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Oct 06 2014

Newforma acquires SmartUse

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Newforma expands its mobile construction plan review capabilities by acquiring SmartUse’s touch-friendly mobile platform. US-based construction project information management software vendor, Newforma, today announced it has acquired SmartUse, a Montreal developer of a touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration (the value of the deal remains confidential). In the news release, Newforma CEO Ian Howell says: …

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Apr 11 2013

Idox acquires Artesys to grow McLaren EDMS operation

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Idox Group, the parent company of engineering document control and construction collaboration and CAFM business McLaren Software, has today announced the £2m (€2.4m) acquisition of French engineering document management (EDMS) specialists Artesys International. Founded in 2000, based in Rennes, Artesys provides engineering document control solutions and applications supporting the efficient and safe operation of processing …

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Oct 19 2012

McLaren builds CAFM proposition following £5.6m FMx acquisition

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McLaren Software is growing its facilities management capabilities following the acquisition (announced today), by parent company Idox Group, of FMx Ltd, developer of the computer-aided facilities management application CAFM Explorer. McLaren has been busy expanding beyond its engineering document control roots over the past year. It acquired the SaaS-based construction collaboration business, CTSpace, in November …

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Jun 05 2012

Aconex acquires partner Grazer

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration specialist Aconex today announced that it had acquired Adelaide-based Grazer, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition – Aconex’s first – was from mid-2011 an Aconex software partner (post), providing digitised operation and maintenance manuals. I spoke to Aconex CEO and co-founder Lee Jasper and to Chris Dobbyn (general manager, corporate development) …

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Dec 16 2010

BIW acquired by Conject

BIW, the UK market leader in SaaS construction collaboration, has been acquired by German FM software specialist Conject in a VC-backed deal, creating two complementary sister companies under a joint board. In a landmark deal between two of Europe’s leading vendors of built environment-related Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), UK-based construction collaboration technology provider BIW Technologies* has been …

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Sep 22 2010

Union Square acquires Archetype

I recently read about a series of Autumn Cloud Computing events that Nottingham-based Union Square Software is organising. The series starts at the RIBA in London on 13 October with a seminar entitled Maximising Profit – Project Accounting For Professionals, Union Square having added project accounting to its Workspace product earlier this year (post). The …

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Nov 30 2009

Rob Phillpot on Aconex, APIs and acquisitions

Following my recent posts on Aconex‘s API announcement and its 2009 financial results, I spent 40 minutes quizzing Rob Phillpot, company co-founder and General Manager, Product, about planned developments of the Aconex construction collaboration system. It was a fascinating insight into the thinking behind the world’s most widely used SaaS collaboration platform. I was particularly …

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