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Tekton

Inflexion led the £12m buyout of construction software business Tekton in December 2006, going on to support organic and acquisitive growth. The firm was bought a short time later by Sage (UK) Limited for £21m, generating a 2x return on investment and an IRR of 65%.

  • Sector

    Technology

  • Headquarters

    Manchester, UK

  • Fund

    Partnership Capital

  • Investment date

    December 2006 - March 2008

  • Status

    Realised

The company

Tekton Group is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider to the UK construction industry. Its products, used by customers such as Carillion, Skanska and Eric Wright Group, include integrated accounting, resource application and planning tools that are specific to this industry.

The Inflexion investment

We invested £4.6m to lead the £12m buyout of Tekton in December 2006. This included the simultaneous complementary acquisition of SiteStream Software Ltd, a software supplier to construction companies based in Surrey, UK and Missouri, US.

The Inflexion difference

During our partnership, we invested heavily in Tekton’s infrastructure, consolidated its operations and expanded its sales force.

As a result of our investment and strategic guidance, the business saw its profits increase by 50%, while employee numbers grew by over 16%. In addition, in December 2007 we supported the company’s acquisition of Wilcomp, a business and accounting software integrator based in New York. This enabled Tekton to achieve its objective of expanding its footprint within the US.