Nemetschek acquires Norwegian software provider dRofus

  • dRofus is a leading software provider for BIM-based program, equipment and data management for the building industry
  • High-level strategic fit to address the needs of building owners more strongly

Munich, December 20, 2016 – Software provider Nemetschek SE (ISIN DE0006452907) has agreed today to acquire 100% of the shares of dRofus AS, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. dRofus offers a unique planning, data management and Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration tool. The company provides all stakeholders with comprehensive workflow support and access to building information throughout the building lifecycle including the handover to facility managers – all on a single and central cloud-based platform.

dRofus is a globally operating company with focus on Europe, the US and Australia. The customer base of dRofus includes public and private building owners, designers, engineers and contractors. dRofus has already established a dominant position in the construction of healthcare facilities and airports. Through worldwide BIM initiatives and government regulations, building owners are meanwhile taking a leading position in the adoption of BIM technologies. dRofus is a complementary tool to all Nemetschek solutions and can ease the acquisition of new customers for both sides.

dRofus AS was founded in 2011 and has 28 employees. The subsidiaries in the US, Australia and Sweden are regional sales and support offices. For the year 2016, dRofus anticipates revenues amounting to around EUR 4.5 million, an increase of more than 40% compared to the previous year. An operating margin (EBITDA margin) of approximately 25% is expected for 2016. The purchase price for 100% of the shares amounts to about EUR 24.5 million (cash-/debt-free). The financing of the purchase price is provided by the company’s own capital resources and by the use of lines of credit. The acquisition is expected to be closed by the beginning of January 2017.