PSG and InfraVia invest EUR 40 million in One Click LCA
Helsinki, London, Paris — One Click LCA, a leading global platform for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the construction and manufacturing industries, receives €40 million from financial investors PSG Equity (“PSG”) and InfraVia Capital Partners (“InfraVia”) to accelerate growth. PSG is a leading growth equity investor that works with software and technology companies to drive their international growth. InfraVia is a leading independent European private equity firm in the infrastructure, technology, critical metals and real estate sectors.
One Click LCA’s vision is to pave the way to a CO2-neutral future with a powerful global Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and other sustainability solutions. The company analyzes the entire construction value chain — from real estate portfolios to construction companies — and uses scientific methods to measure, report and reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions and to calculate other sustainability criteria for the entire construction and real estate sector.
The One Click LCA platform supports thousands of customers in over 150 countries, including well-known companies such as Siemens, Schindler, Skanska, AECOM, WSP, Foster+Partners, LafargeHolcim, Saint Gobain and CSD Ingenieure, in achieving their environmental goals. The platform includes LCA tools that are compliant with over 70 standards and certifications including LEED, BREEAM, GRESB and many national regulations and together form a unique global LCA database.
The platform enables CO2 analysis across the entire value chain, including LCA and sustainability assessment for buildings, infrastructure and the production of building materials, including early-stage analysis, testing of different product designs, benchmarking and suggestions for reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, manufacturers can use the platform to create and publish digital environmental product declarations for their products and building materials. The services integrate seamlessly with over 15 of the most widely used Building Information Modeling (BIM) software tools, including Autodesk Revit®, Tekla Structures® and Bentley iTwin®.
With the help of the two investors and the funds provided, One Click LCA will invest even more in research and development and drive organic and inorganic growth with the aim of becoming the leading global sustainability platform for all stakeholders in the areas of greenhouse gas reduction, biodiversity, circular economy and beyond.
“With the global building stock expected to double in the next forty years, generating 230 gigatons of CO2 emissions, we need to scale up measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in construction and manufacturing,” says Panu Pasanen, founder and CEO of One Click LCA. “We are convinced that our partnership with PSG and InfraVia will usher in a new phase of growth and that together we are getting ever closer to our goal of supporting one million users with life cycle analysis, environmental product declarations and other sustainability software.”
“We look forward to working with Panu Pasanen and the One Click LCA team to support the company’s international growth and develop innovative products for the industry,” says Dany Rammal, Managing Director, Head of Europe at PSG (photo © PSG). “Our operational expertise and track record of growing leading international software providers will enable us to strengthen and consolidate One Click LCA’s position as a leading force in the decarbonization of the global construction industry.”
Alban Wyniecki, Partner at InfraVia, adds: “The world is committed to carbon neutrality and this offers huge opportunities for One Click LCA. Thanks to its strategy of flagship investments in the infrastructure sector, InfraVia has been a major player in the infrastructure and construction industry for 15 years. We are very much looking forward to supporting Panu Pasanen and One Click LCA in bringing sustainability to our ecosystem and the construction manufacturing industry more broadly.”
About One Click LCA
One Click LCA is a technology company based in Helsinki (Finland) that helps the construction and manufacturing sector to calculate and reduce the environmental impact of buildings, infrastructure and renovation projects — as well as construction products and other manufactured products — with a world-leading, user-friendly and automated Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA). Manufacturers will also be able to create and publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), have them checked by third parties and evaluate them in terms of the circular economy, life cycle costs and soon also biodiversity. One Click LCA is used in over 150 countries. Its decarbonization platform includes a unique global database of over 200,000 LCA datasets and supports over 70 standards and certifications, including LEED, BREEAM, GRESB and other national regulations. One Click LCA was founded in Finland in 2001 and has a team of over 170 employees on five continents. www.oneclicklca.com
PSG is a growth equity investor that works with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them transform and grow, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. PSG has supported more than 130 platform companies and facilitated over 470 add-on acquisitions to date. PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in the software and technology industry and a strong commitment to working with management teams to the partnerships. Founded in 2014, PSG has offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, Madrid, Paris and Tel Aviv. — One Click LCA is PSG’s fourth platform investment in Finland and its 23rd in Europe.
InfraVia is a leading independent private equity firm specializing in investments in real assets and technology. InfraVia supports founders, management teams and companies in their growth and helps them to expand their businesses and develop them into first-class platforms. Since 2008, InfraVia has invested 12 billion euros in over 50 companies throughout Europe.