M&A Deal Summary

Trimble Acquires Viewpoint

On April 23, 2018, Trimble Inc. acquired software company Viewpoint, Inc. from Bain Capital Private Equity for 1.2B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Trimble’s 51st transaction in the Software sector.
  • This is Trimble’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Trimble’s 50th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Trimble’s 1st transaction in Oregon.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-04-23
Target Viewpoint, Inc.
Sector Software
Buyer(s) Trimble Inc.
Sellers(s) Bain Capital Private Equity
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.2B USD
Advisor(s) William Blair & Co. LLC
Credit Suisse Investment Banking (Financial)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Legal)

Target

Viewpoint, Inc.

Portland, Oregon, United States
website
Viewpoint, Inc. is a provider of software solutions and services to the construction industry, meeting the collaboration and information needs of a variety of professionals including small, medium, large and enterprise contractors. Viewpoint, Inc. was established in 1976 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Trimble Inc.

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1978
SectorInformation Technology
Employees11,402
Revenue 3.1B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Trimble Navigation's corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
Entrance to Trimble Navigation's corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

Trimble is a provider of location-based solutions. The Company integrates its positioning expertise in GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide an array of commercial solutions. Trimble's technology serves a variety of industries including agriculture, engineering and construction, transportation and wireless communications infrastructure. Trimble was established in 1978 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 95 of 101
Sector (Software) 51 of 54
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 83 of 88
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 50 of 55
Year (2018) 3 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-02-02 e-Builder

Plantation, Florida, United States

e-Builder is a provider of SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder was founded in 1995 and is based in Plantation, Florida.

Buy $500M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-09-04 3LOG Systems, Inc.

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

3LOG Systems, Inc. is a provider of timber management software solutions. 3LOG solutions manage millions of annual supply chain transactions and connect the forestry business cycle. 3LOG customers include forest owners and timberland managers, pulp and paper mills, softwood mills, hardwood mills, pellet mills, OSB/plywood mills, and biomass facilities.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Bain Capital Private Equity

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 44.2B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bain Capital Private Equity (BCPE), is the private equity investment arm of alternative asset management firm, Bain Capital. BCPE targets leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions in a wide variety of industries including information technology, communications, media, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, retail/consumer, and financial services. Bain Capital is based in Boston with additional offices in New York, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Munich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 114 of 131
Sector (Software) 6 of 9
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 32 of 39
State (Oregon) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 68 of 80
Year (2018) 5 of 8
Size (of disclosed) 26 of 43
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-04-20 Notre Dame Intermédica Participações S.A.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Notre Dame Intermédica is a large operator of corporate health plans in Brazil. Notre Dame Intermédica's operating subsidiaries include Intermedica, a provider of integrated medical plans, Interodonto, a provider of dental plan, Notre Dame, a health insurer, and RH Vida, a provider of occupational health services to large corporations. Over the past 40 years, the companies of GNDI have grown substantially and today are an essential part of the health system in Brazil. With a focus on health promotion, disease prevention and an integrated system of medical services, Notre Dame Intermédica has demonstrated that high quality healthcare can be offered at low cost and with excellent patient satisfaction. Notre Dame Intermédica was founded in 1968 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-05-01 Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.

Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

Penn Foster is bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build tomorrow's workforce. For over 125 years, Penn Foster has helped individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. With more than 40,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster's digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching.

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