Mooreland Partners advises Nemetschek on its acquisition of MCS Solutions

LONDON – September 5, 2018 – Mooreland Partners, the leading independent investment bank providing M&A and private capital advisory services to technology and growth industries, announced today that it served as exclusive financial advisor to global building and infrastructure software provider Nemetschek SE on its acquisition of MCS Solutions, a market leading provider of integrated workplace management systems.

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, MCS Solutions offers an integrated and modular Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) that covers functional areas in real estate, facility and workplace management for large private and public organizations. MCS Solutions has also developed sophisticated smart building platform COBUNDU, which uses IoT sensors and big data analytics to optimize productivity and efficiency in building occupant experience and facility service delivery.

Market analysts indicate an addressable market over the next 5 years for IWMS of more than EUR 10 billion in annual customer spending. In acquiring MCS Solutions, Nemetschek will enter the dynamically growing building operations management market. At the same time, Nemetschek will address a new customer group in its Manage segment and considerably extend its target markets beyond Design and Construction, where Nemetschek already has a leading market position. This makes Nemetschek the sole worldwide leading software provider providing key workflow offerings across the entire lifecycle of buildings.

“We are pleased to have assisted Nemetschek on this significant step in the continued broadening of its offering for the digitalization of the building industry,” said Cyrus Deboo, Managing Director at Mooreland Partners. “The worlds of Design, Build and Manage are converging, and as a global category leader, Nemetschek will continue to play an important part in that convergence.”

“This transaction builds on Mooreland’s position as a leading global M&A and financing advisor to companies in the design and technical software markets, including both the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) software market and the broader asset management and product lifecycle management software (PLM) markets, where we have successfully executed numerous transactions over the years,” added Larry Phillips, Managing Director at Mooreland Partners.

The Nemetschek Group is driving the digitalization of the building industry. With its software, architects, engineers, construction companies and facility managers can plan ahead, seamlessly share information and work together more closely. Building and infrastructure projects can thus be conducted more efficiently and sustainably. The unique holding structure provides its 15 strong brands with the flexibility to innovate in an entrepreneurial way while closely engaging with their 2.7 million customers worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the company today employs more than 2,000 experts. Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the TecDAX, the company generated revenues of EUR 395.6 million and an EBITDA of EUR 108.0 million in 2017.

MCS Solutions is a technology and consulting firm, supporting its clients across the globe to improve the performance of their building portfolios. Its core purpose is to make buildings work harder for their occupants through unlocking the power of building data. In addition to its headquarters in Antwerp, the company has 7 regional offices across Europe, the US, the Middle East and APAC and serves over 1.5 million active users in more than 60 countries across many vertical industries. MCS was founded in 1989 and currently employs 200 people globally.