Siemens and Bentley Systems to invest Euro 50 mn more in JV

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  • Aug 27,18
As a result of the continuous investment of Siemens into secondary shares of Bentley's common stock the Siemens stake in Bentley Systems now exceeds 9 per cent.
Siemens and Bentley Systems to invest Euro 50 mn more in JV

Munich, August 27, 2018 
 
Siemens and Bentley Systems have agreed to make an additional Euro 50 million investment in strategic alliance, which started in 2016. In the companies' latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance. 
 
The two companies have decided to extend their existing agreement, to further develop their joint business cooperation and commercial initiatives. Therefore, the joint innovation investment program will be increased from the initial Euro 50 million funding to Euro 100 million. In addition, as a result of the continuous investment of Siemens into secondary shares of Bentley's common stock the Siemens stake in Bentley Systems now exceeds 9 per cent.
 
Klaus Helmrich, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, said, “I am very pleased with how strong our alliance started. Now we are investing in the next collaboration level with Bentley, where for instance we will strengthen their engineering and project management tools with Siemens enterprise wide collaboration platform Teamcenter to create a full Digital Twin for the engineering and construction world. Integrated company-wide data handling and IoT connectivity via MindSphere will enable our mutual customers to benefit from the holistic Digital Twins."
 
Greg Bentley, Bentley Systems CEO, added, “In our joint investment activities with Siemens to date, we have progressed worthwhile opportunities together with virtually every Siemens business for 'going digital' in infrastructure and industrial advancement. As our new jointly offered products and cloud services now come to market, we are enthusiastically prioritising further digital co-ventures.”
 

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