Tag Archive: ViaNovus

Nov 22 2011

CTSpace name to disappear

The latest change of ownership of CTSpace – whose software portfolio includes Software-as-a-Service and on-premise construction collaboration technologies – saw the company disposed of by Lyon, France-based Sword Group and acquired by IDOX last week (see IDOX acquires CTSpace for £11.6m cash). Some reports suggest this will mean the disappearance of the CTSpace brand as it …

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Sep 07 2009

Sword CTSpace in recovery mode?

After looking at BuildOnline (UK) Ltd’s 2007 performance recently (see BuildOnline’s UK downward drift), I have been researching the recent performance of the whole Sword CTSpace group (in effect, the combined BuildOnline/Citadon operation acquired by Sword group in December 2007). Poring through the 2008 Annual and Financial Report (pdf) of the Sword Group, I found …

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Jul 04 2008

Newsletter gives CTSpace update

I have just been forwarded a copy of the latest e-newsletter from construction collaboration vendor CTSpace (a business with an interesting past – see related posts below). The email features an editorial from Gert-Jan de Kieviet, the company’s managing director of its EMEA operation. In it he writes glowingly about the aftermath of last year’s …

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May 20 2008

CTSpace website taking shape

As mentioned last week, the new CTSpace website is taking shape, adopting the ‘look and feel’ of the parent Sword Group website, and with a new CTSpace logo incorporating the words “A Sword Group Company”. It’s a good-looking site – I like the animated photographs on the home page. CTSpace claims 135,000 users (though this …

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Apr 28 2008

ViaNovus: a little background

Further to yesterday’s post on ViaNovus, here’s a little more background on the latest US company just acquired by Sword. Founded in about 1998 as the Paragon Company in California, the business was co-founded by Darrell Garrett and Arthur Bart-Williams, with backing from angel investor Michael Fields, of New Vista Capital (Bart-Williams later left the …

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Apr 27 2008

Sword Group acquires ViaNovus

The Sword Group – parent of CTSpace, the construction collaboration technology provider that used to be known as BuildOnline and Citadon (see various posts) – has announced (see release) its acquisition (no transaction value given) of US-based ViaNovus and its Paragon suite of construction management products. Another version of the release adds ViaNovus will be operated as a unit of …

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