Stuttgart, Germany, 15 November 2017. RIB Software SE, the world’s leading provider of 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry, today announced the increase in its stake from 25% to 75% of Exactal Group Limited (Australia / Hong Kong), the market leader for construction calculation software in Australia, with international offices in London, Manchester in the UK, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the US, Singapore and Hong Kong. The purchase price is based on a company valuation of € 24.4 million (2017 P/E 21.7 / revenue growth 22.5%).
Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software SE highlights the advantages of the partnership: “With the acquisition of 75% of Exactal, we can increase our footprint in English-speaking countries through their branch offices in Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia, London & Manchester in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the US, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.”
About Exactal Group Limited
Established in Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to develop software specifically for the quantity surveying and estimating market, Exactal has continued to expand its worldwide presence. It now has offices in Brisbane & Melbourne in Australia, London & Manchester in the UK, Auckland in New Zealand, Austin in the USA, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Singapore and Hong Kong. The company also has sales and channel partner support across much of the globe. The main product CostX® provides an integrated BIM and 2D on-screen measurement solution with a unique integration between the cost estimates and the elements on the drawing files that the estimate represents. This approach keeps estimates up to date and allows drawing revisions to be easily evaluated to eliminate traditional scope creep in construction projects.
RIB Software SE is an innovator in construction business. Since its inception in 1961, RIB Software SE has been the pioneer in construction innovation, exploring and bringing in iTWO³ – new thinking, new work and new technology – to enhance construction productivity, and to transform the global construction industry into the most advanced and digitalized industry in the 21st century. RIB iTWO today is the world’s first Cloud / License based Big Data 5D BIM enterprise solution for construction, real-estate and industrial business.
RIB is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and listed in Prime Standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2011. With about over 1,000 talents in over 30 offices worldwide, RIB is serving 100,000 users including construction contractors, sub-contractors, developers, owners, investors and governments, in the field of building construction, infrastructure, EPC sector and more.