NEWS: Trimble to acquire Viewpoint for $1.2 billion

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Firm says acquisition will create the Industry’s most complete construction management Solution

Trimble has made yet another acquisition. And this time it’s huge – construction management software developer Viewpoint in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.2 billion. Trimble says Viewpoint is highly complementary to its e-Builder business, and will extend its ability to provide more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows across the construction lifecycle.

With Viewpoint, Trimble says it will be able to offer customers a central workflow platform for delivering integrated, end-to-end construction management, while further enabling connectivity across the complete construction lifecycle. In addition, Trimble explains that Viewpoint will complement its recent acquisition of e-Builder, a SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. Viewpoint will further extend these capabilities with focus on general, specialty and heavy civil contractors, and link project data into the owner-facing e-Builder suite for end-to-end project transparency.

“The Viewpoint acquisition, in combination with the recent e-Builder acquisition, confirms Trimble leadership in the accelerating digital transformation of the construction industry,” said Steven W. Berglund, president and CEO of Trimble. “The acquisitions are strategically significant and position us to play a unique and central market role in providing comprehensive enterprise and project solutions. They also provide significant financial opportunity and contribute strong growth trajectories. The current trajectories can be further enhanced by a large addressable market enabled by the combined capabilities of the three companies.”

“The construction industry is embarking on a major digital transformation, and together with Trimble we will further accelerate technology innovation and adoption to deliver even more value to our customers,” said Manolis Kotzabasakis, CEO of Viewpoint. “This partnership is a perfect fit, as Trimble and Viewpoint share a common vision helping construction companies integrate operations across the office, team and field, improving project profitability, enhancing productivity, and effectively collaborating across the construction ecosystem.”

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