Autodesk’s $875 Million Acquisition of PlanGrid


Hogan Lovells advised Autodesk on the deal

PlanGrid has become a major innovator in the digitization of construction blueprints and projects. Formed in 2011, PlanGrid’s initial goal was to move blueprints from paper to the iPad, but has accelerated its growth and is now a leading software developer in the effort to digitize workflow across the entire construction process. Its software allows general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in commercial, heavy civil and other industries work together in real time throughout the construction project lifecycle.

Autodesk is one of the world’s largest suppliers of software and solutions to the design, engineering, and construction industries. The move to acquire PlanGrid will complement Autodesk’s offering in construction and the cloud software space.

The transaction is expected to close in the First Quarter of 2019.

Hogan Lovells advised Autodesk with a team including Keith Flaum (Picture), Annie Kang, Samantha Kingman, John Brockland, Scott Loughlin, Mike Frank, Jeffrey Tolin, T Clark Weymouth, Mohammad Amer, Nathan Salminen, Max Scott, Whei Hsueh, Ryan O’Carroll, Patrick de Lapérouse and Mike Cook.

Involved fees earner: Mohammad Amer – Hogan Lovells; John Brockland – Hogan Lovells; Susan Cook – Hogan Lovells; Patrick de Laperouse – Hogan Lovells; Keith Flaum – Hogan Lovells; Michael Frank – Hogan Lovells; Whei Hsueh – Hogan Lovells; Annie Kang – Hogan Lovells; Samantha Kingman – Hogan Lovells; Scott Loughlin – Hogan Lovells; Ryan O’Carroll – Hogan Lovells; Nathan Salminen – Hogan Lovells; Max Scott – Hogan Lovells; Jeffrey Tolin – Hogan Lovells; Clark Weymouth – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Autodesk;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti