Trackunit Attracts Strategic Investment from Hg to Further Accelerate the Company’s Journey to Eliminate Downtime in Construction

Mar 29, 2021 • NewsNetwork OperationsDigital TransformationEMEArehau

Trackunit has announced that Hg, a leading global software investor, has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in the company from Goldman Sachs and GRO Capital.

The addition of Hg as the new owner provides specialized software-as-a-service (SaaS) expertise at a time of increasing technology mobilization within the construction industry. Trackunit, a global leader in software-led telematics solutions for off-highway vehicles and the construction market, is now positioned to intensify its global expansion.

Hg is a leading global software investor, with capabilities to support Trackunit accelerated growth programme

Commenting on the new investment, Soeren Brogaard, CEO, Trackunit stated, “GRO Capital and Goldman Sachs have been exceptional partners during the last five years and helped us solidify our mission and execute against it. We are proud to have attracted investment from Hg, which comes at a tipping point for the digitalization of construction. Hg’s understanding, experience and focus on scaling leading SaaS companies provides Trackunit with a knowledgeable partner to consolidate and realize our ambitions in a growing global industry.”


Florian Wolff, Partner at Hg, said: “Soeren and the team have led Trackunit to create a best-in-class, SaaS product for its ever-growing customer base. The business has become a key leader and long-term winner in what is a very interesting, global niche segment. We believe that the business has significant organic growth and attractive expansion opportunities ahead of it. We’re really excited about what we can achieve together.”

Nick Jordan, Partner at Hg, said: “Trackunit is a very high-quality business. We believe that Hg’s deep sector knowledge and operational expertise in the software and telematics space will add further support to this impressive track-record. Our experience in internationalization, the evolution of software and data and the further development of sales channels will add up to an even greater experience for Trackunit’s customers, as well as an exciting growth trajectory for the business.”

Construction industry reached tipping point for Digital Transformation

Recent market reports from IDC Worldwide and McKinsey - the next software disruption – illustrate that SaaS has achieved over 25% share of the market for software solutions in the construction sector. Moreover, the increase in connectivity is growing and will amplify the opportunity for SaaS solutions across a global market.

Trackunit is a driving force in the digitization of the construction sector, serving equipment manufacturers, rental companies and contractors, connecting construction equipment and processing data to the cloud to deliver value-added insights. With the new owners on board the Trackunit team remains committed to solving the industry’s needs, but at a faster pace and with greater ambitions.  Customers will benefit from additional investments in product, technology and new services.

Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory requirements and approvals.

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