Sun, 31 Dec 2006 11:47:16
DGAP-Ad-hoc: Nemetschek acquires majority in Graphisoft shares
Nemetschek AG / Acquisition/Offer
Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
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- Nemetschek becomes the leading company for software-solutions in the
- Aqcquisition of 54% of Graphisoft shares
- Public bid by the middle of January 2007
Munich, December 31, 2006 – Nemetschek AG has acquired 54.3% of a total of
10.6 million shares in the Hungarian company Graphisoft SE (headquartered
in Budapest) at a price of EUR 9 per share. The acquisition was implemented
by exercising the call option with Graphisoft shareholders agreed on
December 21, 2006.
Gerhard Weiß, CEO of Nemetschek AG, regards the strategic participation in
Graphisoft as an important move for the group to strengthen the product
portfolio and the market position. Together with Graphisoft, Nemetschek
will become the leading software company in Europe for IT planning tools
for architect, construction engineering and construction companies. With
the merger, the two companies have very good chances to obtain a strong
market position in the AEC-market (Architecture, Engineering,
Construction), both inside and outside Europe.
Public bid by the middle of January 2007
The Managing Board announced that it would make a public bid for the
remaining 45,7 % of Graphisoft shares by the middle of January 2007, also
at a price of EUR 9.
Graphisoft: Strong planning and design solution
Graphisoft SE, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, specialises in software
solutions for designing buildings. The company was founded in 1982 and
today has 260 employees and a committed, loyal, worldwide network of
independent distributors. Graphisoft has its own offices in Hungary,
Germany, the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Finland. More than
100,000 customers in 82 countries use the company’s products. The key
strength of the main product, Archicad, is in planning and design. In the
2005 financial year, the Graphisoft Group generated sales of approximately
EUR 27 million. The company is listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange.
Nemetschek: specialist expertise for designing, building and managing
Nemetschek, headquartered in Munich is the only provider worldwide which
offers IT solutions across the whole design and managing process for
buildings. The products offered deal with designing, building and managing
buildings and property. With over 170,000 renowned customers in 142
countries, the software is deployed in 16 languages. In the 2005 financial
year, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 99 million.
Tel. + 49 89 – 9 27 93 1219
Fax + 49 89 – 9 27 93 5404
Mobile: 0172 8 99 1898
Issuer: Nemetschek AG
81829 München Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)89 92 793-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 927 93-5200
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin-Bremen, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf
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