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Swindon based GIS software and data business Landhawk sells to Idox

6 October 2022
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Swindon based LandHawk Software Services Limited, a land mapping software and geospatial information services (GIS) data business has been bought by Staffordshire-based Idox.

The acquisition of LandHawk brings impressive GIS-based technology as well as great skills and experience to build upon our core strengths as a growing and expanding player in the PlanTech and PropTech markets and builds on recent acquisitions of Aligned Assets, thinkWhere and ExeGesIS.

LandHawk allows clients to identify off-market land opportunities effectively and efficiently by bringing together geospatial intelligence in a user-friendly cloud-native software solution. Whilst allowing clients to complete development feasibility studies, LandHawk also provides GIS data directly to clients for use in their own applications, alongside a managed service to support clients in sourcing off-market land.

LandHawk’s client base provides new market opportunities for Idox and is a complimentary extension of its existing local authority land and property base. The business was established in early 2020 by GIS specialists and has made good progress in the renewable energy and civil engineering sectors. Furthermore, LandHawk’s market offerings add to Idox’s existing GIS offerings across planning, address management, GIS data management, and management of public rights of way, historical sites, and environmentally protected areas.

“We have been in dialogue with LandHawk over the past 12 months and have been impressed with the quality of their software, market offerings and people. We are excited by the opportunity to combine LandHawk’s impressive technology with Idox’s deep expertise in UK Land & Property and GIS data. We collectively see a strong proposition for growth into commercial and public sector use-cases across land sourcing, assessment and management.

“The integration of LandHawk, coupled with the acquisitions of Aligned Assets, thinkWhere and ExeGesIS, places Idox in a strong position to capitalise on the growth of the UK’s location data market and lead the market in software solutions. This transaction will provide LandHawk with immediate support to its business and products to continue to expand its offerings and grow its customer base across both commercial and local authority markets.”

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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