Transaction date

July 2018


IT / Software

Transaction type

Sales mandate



SMC Corporate Finance advised the Gesellschaft für Informations- und Managementsysteme mbH on the sale of 80% of its shares.

IMS has been active in the software market since 1987 and employs more than 70 people in development, support, sales and service at its four locations in Berlin, Dinslaken, Philippsburg and Zurich. The core product is IMSWARE, a ERP software that helps customers with diverse, complex management tasks. IMS is a leader in computer-based facility management (CAFM), property management, cable and network management as well as fiber management.

RIB Software SE is a global leader in the iTWO 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry and is one of the top 30 technology companies in Germany (listed in the TecDax) with more than 1000 employees.

“The technologies of RIB offer us the perfect opportunity to take the important step towards BIM and IoT together with our customers. By using integrated BIM data, the first smart building applications such as indoor navigation are made possible. We will therefore continue to support our customers as an innovative and reliable partner and look forward to working with the RIB team to further expand our strengths in the market, “says Michael Heinrichs, Managing Director of IMS.

“By integrating IMS’s solutions, we will take efficiency to a new level throughout the life cycle of buildings and infrastructure,” said Michael Sauer, CEO of RIB.

SMC was the exclusive M&A advisor to IMS Gesellschaft für Informations- und Managementsysteme mbH.

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