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Acquisition of the British company Barbour ABI

Infopro Digital Group acquires Barbour ABI to extend its European leadership in the construction project monitoring and lead generation markets.

The Infopro Digital group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Barbour ABI. Barbour ABI is the UK’s leading construction sales leads and intelligence provider with a powerful subscription model. Based in Cheshire Oaks in the Northwest of England, the Barbour ABI team gathers 140 employees.

With this new acquisition, the Infopro Digital group strengthens its leadership on the construction sales leads and monitoring market in Europe. Infopro Digital already seven leading companies leading their national markets: IBAU in Germany, Vecteur Plus and MPF in France, EBP in Belgium, Infomanager in Switzerland, Documedia AT in Austria and ABK in the Netherlands.

Commenting on the acquisition, Simon Mahoney, Group Director of Barbour ABI said: “we are delighted to be joining the Infopro Digital group. By being part of the European leader in construction intelligence, Barbour ABI’s customers will benefit from market leading products and technology delivering insight and intelligence across the entire built environment sector. We look forward to working with our new colleagues to provide our clients with ever more effective solutions.”

Christophe Czajka, president and founder of the Infopro Digital group, which generates nearly half of its revenues (480 million euros in 2020) in the construction and public sector industries, indicates that: “thanks to the acquisition of Barbour ABI in the United Kingdom, Infopro Digital is pursuing its growth strategy in Europe. The group now has nearly 3,900 employees. Together we will pursue our ambition to create a leading European mid-size company “.

With the acquisition of Barbour ABI, Infopro Digital continues its internationalization strategy with the marketing of intelligent solutions for professionals, based on a subscription model. Julien Elmaleh, CEO of Infopro Digital adds: “Infopro Digital strengthens its offer for professionals and construction companies and reinforces its position as a leading player in the field of lead in Europe. From now on, our clients will be able to access quality and qualified data in seven countries among the main European economies to develop their commercial activity in the field of construction and public markets”.

About Infopro Digital

Infopro Digital is a B2B information, data and technology group founded in 2001. Infopro Digital employs now 3,900 employees and has a global presence across Continental Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. At Infopro Digital, we create information and technology solutions to connect professional communities. Our innovative solutions are aimed at professionals and companies in key sectors of the economy: construction, automotive, industry, insurance and finance, distribution and the public sector. Through our platforms, our clients can take better business decisions based on better insights, achieve stronger results and be more efficient and effective in their day-to-day activities.