Background

  • Graitec is a leading publisher and distributor in Europe and America of BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for design, calculation, simulation, manufacturing and collaborative management
  • Graitec offers software solutions that meet the digitisation needs of the architecture, engineering and construction industries through a portfolio of innovative products, developed both internally and by its historical partner Autodesk, the world leader in BIM solutions
  •  Graitec enjoys Autodesk Platinum reseller status across Europe and Gold in the United States, Canada and Russia
  • With nearly 550 employees across 48 offices in 13 countries, Graitec distributes its solutions to 15,000 customers, representing nearly 135,000 active users

Process 

  • DC Advisory (DC) acted as sole M&A advisor to Apax Partners for the acquisition of Graitec
  • Apax Partners has signed an acquisition protocol for a majority stake in Graitec alongside its founder Francis Guillemard and the management team, who are significantly reinvesting in the transaction

Outcome

  • Apax Partners intends to support Graitec and its management team in its ambitious development plan, notably by accelerating its international expansion both organically and through acquisitions
  • This transaction illustrates DC's expertise in the software sector and highlights DC's ability to offer buy-side advice in accelerated processes