Notición bomba. Es tal y como lo leeis, Nemetschek planea comprar una participación mayoritaria en el accionariado de Graphisoft (los creadores de Archicad).
Aun es muy pronto para pensar que puede salir de esto, pero no deja de ser un bombazo importante (si bien no tanto para los que sabíamos que la situación de Graphisoft no era precisamente para tirar cohetes).
Nemetschek plans acquisition of majority stake in Graphisoft
Munich, December 21, 2006 – Nemetschek AG has reached an agreement with the shareholders of the Hungarian company Graphisoft SE, allowing Nemetschek to acquire a majority stake in Graphisoft (call option) on a acquisition price of 9 EUR per share. Nemetschek is aiming for a strategic financial interest in the Hungarian competitor Graphisoft, announced Gerhard Weiß, CEO of Nemetschek AG. Subject to a successfull completion of the customary due diligence review and the financing agreements, Nemetschek plans to exercise its call option for the majority stake in Graphisoft shortly.
About Graphisoft Graphisoft SE is headquartered in Budapest and specializes in software solutions for building design. The company was founded in 1982 and today has a staff of 260 with offices in Hungary, Germany, USA, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Finland. The company”s products are used by more than 100,000 customers in 82 countries. Graphisoft achieved sales revenues of 27 million euros in 2007 and is listed on the stock exchange in Budapest.
About Nemetschek Nemetschek is headquartered in Munich and is the only vendor worldwide of IT solutions that encompass the entire building design, construction and management process. The product spectrum ranges from building design and construction through to property and real estate management. The software is used by over 170,000 renowned customers in 142 countries and 16 languages. In fiscal 2005, the group achieved sales of 99 million euros.