Planon Acquires Largest IT Property Management Platform in DACH
Planon has acquired Bremen-based control.IT Unternehmensberatung GmbH, and subsidiaries easol GmbH and Synapplix GmbH as it strengthens its cloud-based real estate (RE) asset and portfolio management capabilities.
control.IT has supported the real estate sector in Germany for more than 27 years, and has a user base across the DACH region and worldwide. Its SaaS products, bison.box and CollaborationApp, support more than 100 companies with more than 5,000 users responsible for managing some EUR 600 billion of assets.
… [W]e are now able to offer a holistic platform of RE solutions that can easily connect, exchange data and integrate processes, which will benefit everyone who is responsible for the development and management of real estate projects, objects and portfolios.
Planon CEO and founder Pierre Guelen, says: “We are delighted to welcome control.IT to the Planon Group. control.IT’s integrated asset and portfolio management solutions round off Planon’s range of RE management software, in which four complementary, best-in-class RE technologies have come together into one comprehensive ecosystem.
“With control.IT we are now able to offer a holistic platform of RE solutions that can easily connect, exchange data and integrate processes, which will benefit everyone who is responsible for the development and management of real estate projects, objects and portfolios.”
Jan Körner, control.IT CEO, adds: “The entire control.IT Group team can be proud of the work done over the last few years and the successful migration of our bison.box to the cloud. With this, we have laid the foundation to realise our goal of building a unique, modern SaaS software platform, and now look forward to further internationalisation with Planon.”
control.IT’s previous shareholders, Jan Körner, Klaus Weinert and Rieks Westers, as well as institutional investors HIH Real Estate GmbH, KGAL GmbH & Co. KG and PATRIZIA SE, are selling their holdings in full to Planon, with further cooperation expected in future between the company and HIH, KGAL and PATRIZIA.