Tag Archive: Matt Harris

Apr 22 2014

Bain Capital pays US$230M for stake in 4Projects parent Viewpoint

Hot news from Portland, Oregon is an announcement that US investment firm Bain Capital has made an investment of around US$230 million in Viewpoint Construction Software, the parent (since February 2013) of Newcastle, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration software vendor 4Projects. The deal sees Bain buy out two previous institutional investors, Updata Partners and TA Associates, …

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Sep 30 2013

Talking through the 4Projects changes

Steve Spark is keen to get the 4Projects MD role permanently, and has some of the key credentials Viewpoint is looking for. In the fortnight since announcements of changes at UK SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects, I’ve had chance to talk to US parent Viewpoint‘s senior vice-president and general manager of 4Projects, Matt Harris and to …

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Sep 17 2013

4Projects in transition

Is it the beginning of the end for the 4Projects brand? UK CEO Richard Vertigan steps down, and the US SaaS collaboration product is launched under the Viewpoint branding. Sunderland, UK-based SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects, acquired by US construction ERP specialist Viewpoint in February, appears to be going through some significant changes. From my UK …

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May 29 2013

4Projects reporting “double-digit” growth in Q1 2013

A first quarter trading update from Viewpoint suggests 4Projects is thriving rapidly under its new owners, with north American interest in its SaaS AEC collaboration and BIM services growing. A trading update news release from Sunderland, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor 4Projects (now proudly “a Viewpoint Construction Software® company”; see also my March 2013 post) says it …

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Mar 18 2013

Viewpoint expanding 4Projects

Under Viewpoint ownership, UK construction SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects is already recruiting to expand, and has strong BIM credentials to take to new markets. I was recently invited to visit the Sunderland, UK office of construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects to meet both existing contacts within the company and representatives of its parent company, Viewpoint …

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Feb 06 2013

UK exclusive: 4Projects acquired by US ERP vendor ViewPoint

Sunderland, UK-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor  4Projects has been acquired (for an undisclosed amount) by Portland, Oregon-based financial systems vendor Viewpoint Construction Software. Almost exactly a year after I talked to Viewpoint executives about their aspirations for the US enterprise resource planning software company (see ERP vendor Viewpoint viewing collaboration space), the 4Projects acquisition was announced to …

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Feb 03 2012

ERP vendor Viewpoint viewing collaboration space

While not a household name in the European construction ERP market, Viewpoint is eyeing opportunities across the Atlantic and knows a thing or two about the collaboration space. “How come you dominate your marketplace and yet I’ve never heard of you?” – This was just one of the questions I asked Viewpoint Construction Software CEO Jay …

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