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Trimble Acquires ivil Engineering and Infrastructure Software Firm Vianova Systems.

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4 September 2015 - US-based positioning technologies specialist Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has acquired Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company specialising in building information modeling software for infrastructure design software solutions across the European region, the company said.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vianova Systems is in the development of software leveraging advanced BIM technology for the civil engineering market and infrastructure lifecycle management across road, rail, sea and air infrastructure design.

The company offers a portfolio of solutions for civil engineers, civil contractors and project owners.

These solutions include specialist tools for road, rail, utility, site, bridge and tunnel civil design, advanced geotechnical analysis and sophisticated model-based multiuser collaboration tools.

In addition, the tools include civil design project tracking, design model traceability and automated design change monitoring.

Trimble is focused on leveraging the Constructible Model to maximize efficiencies across the Design-Construct-Maintain project lifecycle with the goal of achieving a leaner asset ownership lifecycle.

The Constructible Model enables stakeholders to visualize, sequence, clash-detect, collaborate and optimize processesa[euro]"significantly reducing the number of design errors and conflicts while also increasing the accuracy and quality of the work performed.

The acquisition of Vianova Systems will extend Trimble's Connected Site portfolio.

Trimble's Connected Site is an extensive information management solution that provides a high-level of process and workflow integration to optimise operations from the design phase through to the finished projecta[euro]"delivering significant improvements in planning, real-time project management and productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

The acquisition of Vianova Systems includes the company's wholly-owned operations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, plus partly owned subsidiaries in Benelux and France.

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive.

Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or locationa[euro]"including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping.

Country: Norway

Sector: Computer Software

Target: Vianova Systems AS

Buyer: Trimble

Vendor:

Deal size in USD:

Type: Corporate Acquisition

Financing:

Status: Closed

Buyer advisor: , ,

Comment: Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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