INVESTMENT YEAR
2008
REALISATION YEAR
2013
SECTOR
Technology
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Software developer for structural engineers

CSC (now part of Tekla) develops innovative software and supports structural engineers. We invested in CSC in 2007 to support plans for international expansion. Based in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, CSC is the UK market leader with products including Fastrak, Orion and TEDDS.

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CSC timeline

1975 CSC founded as a subsidiary of a Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy
1987 Becomes independent
2008 Livingbridge invests
2011 Acquires structural software division of SoftTech
2013 Livingbridge realises investment with sale to Trimble
2014 CEO Mark Roberts was awarded CEO of the year for the North East of England
2014 Tekla and CSC combine operations and rebrand and operate under the name Tekla

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We supported expansion into new geographies including the US, Middle East, Africa and India to grow and develop a loyal, multinational customer base.

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We provided M&A support and helped appraise overseas acquisitions. Expansion into India was aided by its 2011 acquisition of the structural software division of SoftTech, based in Pune. This enabled CSC to enhance and market SoftTech’s established STRUDS software in line with its own product range.