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CBRE acquires FacilitySource


CBRE Group has strengthened its ability to deliver integrated solutions for occupier clients with the acquisition of FacilitySource, a specialist in technology-based procurement and facilities management solutions.

CBRE is purchasing FacilitySource from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, in a cash deal worth USD290 million.
 
The acquisition of FacilitySource (FS) will help CBRE build a tech-enabled supply chain capability that is unique in the occupier outsourcing industry and intended to drive meaningfully differentiated outcomes for leading occupiers.
 
CBRE’s already market-leading occupier outsourcing offering will be enhanced through FacilitySource’s proprietary SaaS technology platform, a staff of approximately 550 professionals, 25,000+ qualified service providers, the FS Elite vendor development program and a dedicated 24/7 operations support centre.
 
FacilitySource’s services are grounded in advanced analytics capabilities that tap into unique performance data gathered over a dozen years across USD3 billion of annualised spending. The company supports more than 120,000 client locations nationwide for facilities management services, capital-improvement and energy-management projects, with a particular emphasis on large multi-site portfolios.
 
“FacilitySource materially advances our strategy of creating superior client outcomes through the delivery of integrated solutions – from facilities management to project management to transactions – for leading occupiers,” says Bill Concannon, CBRE’s Global Group President and CEO, Global Workplace Solutions. “We are constantly evolving and extending our service offerings with innovative solutions. In FacilitySource, we have found a company that brings complementary technologies, a rich source of data, and a strong leadership team with a record of growth and deep client commitment.”
 
Bill Hayden, FacilitySource’s CEO, says: “We built FacilitySource to unlock the power of data and change the facilities management industry. Combining with CBRE enhances our ability to grow quickly, serve large, complex client portfolios, and invest in our leading model. Together, we can accomplish much more than either company could on its own.”
 
Alex Berzofsky, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus, says: “Since investing in FacilitySource in 2012, we have been pleased to partner with Bill Hayden and his team as the company has competed successfully, grown significantly and become the innovation leader in integrated facility management services. FacilitySource meets a critical need for large facility portfolios, and we wish them continued success in this next chapter of the business.”
 
Founded in 2005, FacilitySource’s operations centre is in Columbus, Ohio, with a back-office support centre in Phoenix, Arizona.

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