Group BC

Information management for the construction industry

Sector

Software IT & Telecomms

Location

Reading

Deal type

Management Buyout

Investment size

£3.4m - over 3x return

Investment date(s)

2014 - 2020

Website

groupbc.com

"GroupBC has scaled strongly since the YFM-backed MBO in 2014, breaking new ground with project and asset information solutions for the built environment. We worked closely with YFM, who were a hugely supportive partner, to invest in the sales and operational capabilities of the business and execute our strategy."

Wes Simmons, CEO of Group BC

The business

  • Collaboration software for the construction industry with over 160,000 users
  • A leader in the rapidly growing Building Information Management (BIM) market with excellent customer service
  • An experienced management team looking to buy out their business from a large parent corporation

The strategy

  • Build on the increasing demand for the collaboration software in the construction sector
  • Invest in product development to lead the market in next generation BIM technology
  • Position the business as a niche market leader with growing SaaS revenues

The developments

  • Delivered on the ambitious plan to position Group BC as a market-leader and innovator in asset information management systems
  • Grew revenues significantly during the investment period and added some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK as customers
  • Realised strong returns for investors, with the exit generating a money multiple well in excess of 3x
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