DDA & Company advises GRAITEC again, an international BIM (Buiding Information Modelling), Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), in the development of its European footprint.

Operating through 35 offices across 11 countries worldwide, and backed by private equity fund Isatis Capital since 2015, GRAITEC reinforces its position in France through the bolt-on acquisition of LINEIS, which operates 3 offices in Paris, Lyon and Aix .

After 2ACAD (Spain and Portugal), Opentree (United Kingdom), Arma Plus (France), Procad (Canada), Total CAD (United States), HPC (France), Robobat (Poland), Microcad (United Kingdom), Integer (United Kingdom), Civil Design (Canada), LINEIS acquisition is the 11th external growth operation advised by DDA & Company for GRAITEC, and the 3rd since the beginning of 2019.

The LINEIS acquisition strongly reinforces the position of GRAITEC in Europe, where the company is already operating (with branches in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Spain and Protugal) as (1) an Autodesk Platinum Partner; (2) a developer and reseller of several world standard software solutions in the Structural Analysis and Fabrication Management space with Advance Design, Advance BIM Designers, Advance Workshop and Arma+ software; and (3) as a service provider and research & development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers.

LINEIS brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 30 years of presence and customer commitment in the French market. Now with the full support of a major international group, LINEIS will gain an extended capacity to deliver a new range of exclusive professional services around BIM.

François Tabusse, LINEIS CEO comments: “The ambition of Lineis is to consistently offer an unparalleled level of technical expertise. Our dedicated staff is passionately committed to providing quality customer service. We were impressed and immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC and are extremely happy to be part of a truly professional and customer focused company. We are confident that the company and our customers are in very good hands.”

François Tabusse, GRAITEC President comments: “We look forward to welcoming Lineis customers to the Graitec family and helping them meet today’s industry challenges supported by a strong base of Graitec technology. The Lineis acquisition builds on our existing presence in the French markets and adds an increased depth of experience, while demonstrating our commitment to growth and the delivery of world class solutions, services and support to our expanding customer base”

The DDA & Company team, composed by Alexandre Odin and Clément Darcourt, advised GRAITEC in this operation.

About DDA & Company

Founded in 1995, DDA & Company, LLC is an independent corporate finance advisory boutique, based in the USA and in France with a strong presence in Europe, advising French and international firms in acquisitions, sales, fund raisings, and fairness opinions. DDA & Co’s expertise covers the whole spectrum of strategy and financial engineering.

Overview of DDA & Company:

  • Over 120 closed deals in the past 10 years
  • A specialization in deal sizes ranging from €5M to €100M
  • Founding member of the Alliance of International Corporate Advisors, a network comprised of over 50 corporate finance advisors in 40 countries and 5 continents

About Graitec

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals achieving successfully their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia.

Operating through 35 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products which help address the most demanding project needs and maximizing productivity, efficiency and performance. GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 60,000 construction professionals worldwide.

About Lineis

Founded in 1989 and operating through 3 offices in France, LINEIS delivers first class BIM professional services and technologies to companies who want to improve their design and production process in the AEC space. As an Autodesk Reseller and Autodesk Training Centre, LINEIS trains, integrates and consults on all Autodesk Solutions, such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3DSMax and all the Autodesk BIM360 cloud services. Known today for their huge expertise in BIM (Building Information Modelling) helping Architects, Owners, Engineering digitalize their design processes. LINEIS advises and helps its customers to successfully achieve their business challenges through innovative solutions and services.

Buy-side Parties & Advisors

  • Management: Francis Guillemard, Manuel Liedot, Isabelle Bouyenval (GRAITEC)
  • M&A Advisory: Alexandre Odin, Clément Darcourt (DDA & Company)
  • Legal Advisory : Thierry Lévy-Mannheim, Louise Troup (Didier & Lévy)

Sell-side Parties & Advisors

  • Management : François Tabusse (LINEIS)
  • M&A Advisory: Jean-Christophe Busson (Afigec)
  • Legal Advisory: Grégory Calas (CG Légal)