May 7, 2015 - Assignment

Leica Geosystems acquires technet-rail

Leica Geosystems AG has acquired technet-rail 2010 GmbH, a software development firm specialising in geospatial big data applications for the rail transportation industry.

Technet-rail is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and creates software solutions in the areas of track and road construction, surveying, integration of geodata and 3-D laser scanning.

Leica Geosystems is a leader in mobile mapping technology providing products and solutions for a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Leica Geosystems was advised by Mannheimer Swartling in the transaction. The firm’s team was led by Oliver Cleblad and included Jens Engelmann-Pilger, Caroline Siebenbrock genannt Hemker, Ulf Christoph Lohrum and Christina Griebeler.