External FX not playing in Mixdown

Hi. I’m using Cubase 8 Pro. Never had any problems mixing in the box… For the first time I’m using an external compressor for a drum bus (routed as an insert on a group channel). Working perfectly during mixing but when I export mix down (in real time), none of the audio routed to the bus channel makes it to the compressor (or back). I get the audition volume bar but there is no sound. Am I missing something? How can get my external processing captured in my final mix down? Thanks.