Nemetschek SE Acquires Leading Technology Company MCS Solutions
The software provider Nemetschek SE (ISIN 0006452907) acquired 100% of the shares in MCS Solutions Group based in Antwerp, Belgium. MCS Solutions offers modular and integrated software solutions for the real estate, facility and workplace management of large private and public organizations. In addition, MCS Solutions has developed the intelligent smart-building-platform COBUNDUTM, which uses Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and big data analysis to optimize productivity and efficiency for building managers.
Leading Position in the Rapidly Growing Building Management Market
Market experts from MarketsandMarkets (www.marketsandmarkets.com) indicate a market volume of more than 10 billion euros over the next five years with an average annual growth rate of more than 10%. Constructors are investing in new technologies and pushing the integration of IoT and smart-building-solutions to achieve significant cost efficiencies in use, operation, maintenance and energy consumption. The investments will enable clients and owners to significantly improve the efficiency of building use and strengthen their competence and unique selling points. Technological change is accelerating, as shown already by the consolidation achieved among solution providers in this market.
MCS Solutions is a competent partner in this market which helps building managers to significantly improve their real estate performance in terms of overall costs, risk minimization, employee satisfaction, brand awareness and sustainability. Currently, the company has more than 1.5 million active users worldwide in more than 60 countries across many similar industries.
Perfect Strategic Complement
With the acquisition of MCS Solutions, the Nemetschek Group is opening up the dynamically growing market in facility management. Nemetschek is addressing new customer groups in the utility segment and considerably expanding its target markets beyond the design and construction segments, in which the group already has a leading market position. This makes Nemetschek the world’s leading and only software provider to offer workflow solutions for the entire life-cycle of buildings.
“As part of the Nemetschek Group with its worldwide customer and partner network, we see an accelerated growth for MCS in the international markets without having to give up our corporate culture or identity”, explains Koen Matthijs, CEO of MCS Solutions. “Our customers can continue the use of our leading software solutions and, at the same time, benefit from the increasing integration of Nemetschek´s software solutions in the entire building life-cycle process”.
MCS Solutions has more than 200 employees and, in addition to its headquarters in Antwerp, seven regional offices in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific. The company expects sales of around 15 million euros in 2018.
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