AVEVA showcases toys & tech at World Summit

AVEVA showcases toys & tech at World Summit

Dubai is hot, both in temperature and in infrastructure buildup. If you followed along last week you saw the view from my hotel window: construction everywhere, towers rising in a no-mans land of scrubby desert. Where the buildings are finished, they’re surrounded by...
DEAL! AVEVA+Schneider, sorta

DEAL! AVEVA+Schneider, sorta

While you and I were at the beach or in the mountains, the lads and lasses at AVEVA have been busily negotiating a merger with Schneider Electric, one of the suitors that kept cropping up over the last couple of years. It’s a very complicated deal –and it...
AVEVA’s trading update: all going as planned

AVEVA’s trading update: all going as planned

AVEVA issued another one of its periodic trading updates last week: In a very brief statement, AVEVA said that it hasn’t seen any change in the business climate since its May report and that the continued strengthening of the British pound continues to drag down...
AVEVA grows its steel fab offerings, acquires FabTrol

AVEVA grows its steel fab offerings, acquires FabTrol

It’s not even dawn here in Boston and I’m at the airport, waiting to board a flight to Las Vegas and the Hexagon user conference — and this comes into the inbox on my phone: AVEVA will acquire FabTrol Systems, Inc. from the Dowco Group of...
AVEVA F15 meets expectations, not in talks

AVEVA F15 meets expectations, not in talks

For those of you who are wondering: AVEVA still hasn’t been acquired. In fact, CEO Richard Longdon told CNBC and told that reporter that “there’s  nothing to say” about a possible acquisition and that AVEVA is not talking with Schneider, GE or...
Calm down; AVEVA not acquired (yet?)

Calm down; AVEVA not acquired (yet?)

People, breathe. The Financial Times yesterday ran a story about AVEVA, saying that several companies were in the running to acquire it. That led to all sorts of speculation in the media, which sent AVEVA’s share price up 10% or so today on the London Stock...
AVEVA teases that fiscal 2015 wasn’t as bad as feared

AVEVA teases that fiscal 2015 wasn’t as bad as feared

AVEVA releases periodic updates, really little more than place holders, to tell investors how things are going and what they can expect to hear in the upcoming formal earnings release. Today, AVEVA’s  Trading Update said that the fiscal year ended March 31...
AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

AVEVA snaps up 8over8 for contract execution management

Happy new year! It’s always exciting to start afresh and AVEVA gets 2015 off to a roaring start with the first PLMish acquisition of the year: it snapped up 8over8 Limited for its ProCon capital project risk management software platform. 8over8 says it’s...
AVEVA announces H1, inline with September reset

AVEVA announces H1, inline with September reset

AVEVA today announced fiscal H1 2015 revenue of £86 million, down 21% year/year — basically as announced in October. The good news: no new bad news. I still need to parse the details, but at a high level: The company reported strength in China, India and parts...