(16th December 2010)
BIW and conject create world market leader for ILM (Infrastructure Lifecycle Management) applications.
BIW Technologies Ltd (BIW) has been acquired by German-based conject Holdings
GmbH in a deal to unite Europe’s leading providers of ILM software applications to
the engineering, construction and real estate industries. BIW will join with conject
AG, creating a new group that offers customers a full range of applications to support
asset-based projects through their whole lifecycle: from concept, design and
construction through to facilities management.
With offices in nine countries worldwide, the new group has combined revenues of
around €18 million, with 180 employees and approximately 170,000 active users.
Supported by two of Europe’s leading growth investors, Earlybird and Seventure,
the group is now perfectly placed for ambitious future growth across Europe, the
Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America.
The group’s operating subsidiaries BIW Technologies and conject AG will each retain
its own local identity, offices, staff and resources, whilst continuing to develop and
maintain its current portfolio of applications. Group oversight will be provided by a
Management Board comprising the senior executive of both companies, who will
seek to exploit the group’s extended global reach and resources to the benefit of
“We are delighted to be joining forces with conject,” said Colin Smith, CEO, BIW and
co-CEO of the group. “BIW has been expanding into new international markets over
the last few years, and joining forces with conject will help us to build on that growth
for the benefit of our customers. In these challenging economic times, clients look
for suppliers who are financially secure, have a robust business model and global
reach – and we can now offer them exactly that.”
“conject and BIW share the same vision and approach to innovation and customer
service,” added Martin Reents, CEO, conject and co-CEO of the group. “We
recognised the quality and value of BIW’s applications, which are wholly
complementary to our own ILM portfolio, and we are very excited to be able to
extend and complete our suite. Many of our customers are world leaders in their
fields, and have increasingly global and complex needs. Together, conject and BIW
can offer them a service that meets these needs.”
BIW is headquartered in Woking, Surrey, with further offices in Nottingham, Dubai,
India and the USA. Its carbon neutral, online project management software is used
by around 15,000 organisations to improve project management and control.
conject AG’s Infrastructure Lifecycle Management software is used by more than
3,500 businesses – including 65 per cent of Germany’s blue-chip (DAX) companies.
With head offices in Munich, Germany, it also operates in the Netherlands, Austria,
Russia, the USA, Singapore and Dubai.
About BIW Technologies
BIW Technologies provides software that eliminates failures in construction projects to ensure
they are delivered on time and to budget. The company delivers its ‘Project Control’ platform
on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, providing secure internet access to critical project
information in order to unite asset owners, contractors and consultants.
BIW’s customers include Cambridgeshire Highways, the Coal Authority, Gleeds, ISG, Mace
conject supports the construction and real estate industry worldwide through software and
services for Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM). This comprehensive, Internet-based
solution covers every phase in the lifecycle of a property – from planning and building to
operating and marketing real estate – and provides everyone involved across companies with
more transparency, organizational excellence and sustainability. Today more than 3,500
companies worldwide rely on conject, including over 65% of German blue-chip (DAX)
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