VIA invests in SEMA

VIA equity invests in SEMA, a leading German CAD/CAM software provider in the timber construction industry.

Located in Wildpoldsried, Germany, SEMA was established in 1984 and has since then developed into a major player with a significant market share in the European timber construction industry. The company employs more than 80 people in various countries and has a remarkable customer base with both small, medium-sized and large companies, in many cases with relationships of more than 15 years.

VIA equity acquired the SEMA group from its private owners together with the current management. In addition, VIA equity invited the German software investor LEA Partners to participate in the acquisition creating a strong syndicate to support the future growth and development of the company.

“In many discussions and during the negotiation process, VIA equity convinced us of their professionalism and know-how in the field of IT and software. Together with LEA Partners, they provide the best fit for achieving the next level of growth and maturity of our group.”, says Alexander Neuss, CEO, current and future co-shareholder of SEMA.

”We have investigated the European market for CAD/CAM software and identified SEMA as the clear market leader with the best and most comprehensive solution, the strongest profile and a huge growth potential. We are very excited to be part of the next phase of SEMA’s growth and continuous development. SEMA’s software supports the digitalization and optimization of processes and data of its customers and the application of the BIM paradigm within the building industry.”, says Sebastian Alexander Maciejewski, investment responsible at VIA equity.