Bregal subsidiary BuildTec Software Group acquires DigiPara elevator software

Photo: Florian Schick, Co-Foun­der, Mana­ging Part­ner and Chair­man of the Invest­ment Commit­tee of Bregal Unternehmerkapital
9. May 2024

Zug / Frechen — Build­Tec Soft­ware Group, foun­ded by funds advi­sed by Bregal Unter­neh­mer­ka­pi­tal (“BU”), acquire a majo­rity stake in Digi­Para GmbH (“Digi­Para”), a Germany-based provi­der of BIM-based eleva­tor plan­ning soft­ware. The aim is to conti­nue the growth course of the Build­Tec Soft­ware Group and to expand the product portfolio.

Digi­Para, based in Frechen, Germany, has made a name for itself in buil­ding infor­ma­tion mode­ling (BIM) for eleva­tors and escala­tors. The experts deve­lop BIM-opti­­mi­­zed programs for the effi­ci­ent plan­ning and confi­gu­ra­tion of eleva­tors. The company has been in exis­tence for around 35 years, and eleva­tor manu­fac­tu­r­ers and archi­tects world­wide use the two solu­ti­ons Digi­Para Lift­de­si­gner and Digi­Para Elevatorarchitect.

The soft­ware with intel­li­gent BIM model supports 2D designs and the entire plan­ning process. BIM ensu­res easy and smooth colla­bo­ra­tion, so that the eleva­tor and escala­tor confi­gu­ra­tion process can be simpli­fied and acce­le­ra­ted with the tools. “I am very plea­sed about the inte­gra­tion of Digi­Para into the Build­Tec Soft­ware Group. This deve­lo­p­ment offers our employees and custo­mers added secu­rity,” says Andreas Fleisch­mann, CEO of Digi­Para, adds: “I am also exci­ted about the new oppor­tu­ni­ties that this part­ner­ship opens up: soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment cycles can be acce­le­ra­ted and the quality of our BIM products can be further impro­ved, guaran­te­e­ing our custo­mers more effi­ci­ent and powerful soft­ware solutions.”

The inte­gra­tion of Digi­Para is a further mile­stone for the Build­Tec Soft­ware Group to further expand its growth course and market posi­tion and to deve­lop into the leading Euro­pean plat­form for inno­va­tive soft­ware solu­ti­ons in the trade and cons­truc­tion indus­try. With the stra­te­gic acqui­si­tion of Digi­Para, the Build­Tec Soft­ware Group bene­fits from a comple­men­tary product range to the CAD/CAM soft­ware solu­ti­ons for timber cons­truc­tion, stair­case cons­truc­tion and sheet metal proces­sing of the SEMA group of compa­nies acqui­red in 2022. The expan­ded global custo­mer base also offers poten­tial for cross-selling.

“We are deligh­ted to have Digi­Para as an abso­lute expert in the field of eleva­tor BIM as a part­ner. We are thus expan­ding our port­fo­lio by an important area and consis­t­ently conti­nuing our growth course,” says Alex­an­der Neuss, CEO of the Build­Tec Soft­ware Group. “Buil­ding Infor­ma­tion Mode­ling is the future of the cons­truc­tion indus­try,” Neuss conti­nues. The new part­ner­ship will now result in bene­fits and syner­gies with regard to BIM tools.

Since 2023, Build­Tec Soft­ware Group, foun­ded by BU advi­sed Funds, has made six acqui­si­ti­ons and now unites well-known compa­nies such as SEMA, Haus­mann & Wynen, Glaser Programm­sys­teme, E‑KOMPLET, Acies and now Digi­Para under one roof.

About Bregal Entre­pre­neu­rial Capital

Bregal Unter­neh­mer­ka­pi­tal (“BU”) is a leading private equity firm with offices in Zug, Munich and Milan. The funds advi­sed by BU invest in medium-sized compa­nies based in Germany, Switz­er­land, Italy and Austria. With the mission to be the prefer­red part­ner for entre­pre­neurs and family busi­nesses, BU focu­ses on part­ner­ships with market leaders and “hidden cham­pi­ons” with strong manage­ment teams and growth poten­tial. Since its foun­da­tion in 2015, the funds mana­ged by BU have inves­ted over 3.0 billion euros in more than 100 compa­nies with over 20,000 employees. BU supports entre­pre­neurs and fami­lies as a stra­te­gic part­ner to further deve­lop, inter­na­tio­na­lize and digi­ta­lize their compa­nies, helping them to create sustainable value respon­si­bly and with a view to the next generation.

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