On May 18, 2018, the Berger-Levrault Group, a software publisher for public administrations, the local public sector, health, medico-social, education and business announced the acquisition of CARL Software, a software publisher and expert in the technical management of equipment and maintenance (CMMS / TAM).

With this merger, the two publishers will pool their expertise, broaden their global offer and extend their leadership to the international market. Already strongly present in the public sector thanks to its Atal platform, Berger-Levrault is fulfilling its ambition to build a high-performance competency cluster in the Smart Cities field, thus combining its strong deployment capacity and CARL Software’s highly advanced technologies.

By relying on the business experience and reputation of the national leader in CMMS / TAM in France, Berger-Levrault is strengthening its efforts:

  • to increase its market share in the private sector,
  • to boost its international development. Already operating in Canada, Spain and Morocco.

Berger-Levrault will also be able to rely on CARL Software’s subsidiaries in Belgium, Spain and Italy as well as its international network of retailers to expand its business. For CARL Software, this new industrial shareholder guarantees the pursuit of technological development in full autonomy. This in order:

  • to stimulate the company’s growth by giving it a significant size to conquer new markets,
  • to accelerate its international development, particularly in Europe and North America,
  • to further increase its R&D resources.

Eric Bonnet, founder and historical director of CARL Software and Pierre-Marie Lehucher, CEO of Berger-Levrault, are very satisfied with this alliance, which places the Berger-Levrault Group as a major digital operator, already equipped to meet the major changes in the sector (Future Industry, Smart Cities and Buildings, ecological challenge, multi-stakeholders’ training, etc.).

By 2018, the Berger-Levrault Group, reinforced by the acquisition of CARL Software, now has 1700 employees, and is aiming at a turnover of 165 million €, 25% of which will be achieved on the international level.

About CARL Software

As a French publisher, also based in Belgium, Spain and Italy, CARL Software was created in 1985 by Eric Bonnet. The company holds a leading position in Europe in the software publishing dedicated to the management of technical and maintenance equipment for all sectors of activity. Its specialized solutions (CARL Source, CARL Touch, CARL Flash…) are used by several thousand clients in France and in more than 20 countries around the world. Headquartered in Lyon-Limonest (Rhône), CARL Software achieved consolidated sales of €15 million in 2017 (+8% vs 2016) with 150 employees.

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