Group BC

Information management for the construction industry

Group BC

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

Group BC has been at the forefront of digital transformation in the built environment for over 20 years. For more information on their intuitive, scalable and secure systems, watch this promotional video from 2019 entitled "Who is Group BC?"

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