Nemetschek announce purchase of Solibri for €32 million

Credit: Solibri
Credit: Solibri

Nemetschek is the software brand behind global names like Bluebeam and Vectorworks, and another household Building Information Modelling brand is joining their umbrella.

Germany-based Nemetschek have acquired Finnish company Solibri, best known for it’s proficiency in quality assurance.

The deal is set to be completed by the end of 2015, and was worth €32 million.

Solibri’s Model Checker platform is perhaps its most renowned product, and is one of the best clash detection platforms on the market. Solibri’s Model Viewer and IFC Optimizer are also incredibly popular, allowing users to open and examine their Open BIM IFC-formatted files.

According to an official press release, Nemetschek actually ousted several opponents in the race for securing the company, with their “group structure with independent brand offering” securing them the acquirement.

“The acquisition of Solibri has been consistent with our acquisition strategy in the AEC industry and greatly strengthens our global position as a leading provider of Open BIM solutions,” explained Patrik Heider, Nemetschek’s CFOO.

“With the support of the Nemetschek Group, Solibri will continue to pursue its international growth strategy and benefit from our global customer access. In Solibri we see a strongly growing company which will strategically strengthen our solution portfolio.”

Another party to comment were Solibri. Their CEO Heikki Kulusjärvi said: “Synergies with the Nemetschek brands pave the way for further successful growth. I am convinced that we are an excellent fit for the Nemetschek Group and that we will benefit considerably from one another and further reinforce our market position.”

Nemetschek also now own Bluebeam, and the latter’s V.P of Strategic Alliance Sasha Reed complimented the positive purchase in our Crunch Time interview with her.

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