Tag Archives: Deals

Hexagon acquires Q-DAS for factory optimization

Two acquisitions in a weekend — consolidation continues as engineering software suppliers broaden their reach, hunt for new customers and deepen their hold on existing clients. We wrote on Saturday about ESI’s acquisition of CIVITEC, which will enable it to add advanced … Continue reading


ESI gets deeper into automotive controls

ESI announced today that it is acquiring CIVITEC, maker of Pro-SiVIC, a platform for the modeling and simulation of sensors in what it calls “perception assistance systems”. You’ve seen the commercial for the car that parallel parks itself: how does it … Continue reading


Very quick: Intergraph acquires Visual Vessel Design

Dashing to the airport (from warm and lovely San Diego, to a cold and possibly snowy Boston — what am I thinking?!) and just got an email announcing that Intergraph has acquired Ohmtech, makers of Visual Vessel Design, an analytical … Continue reading


Trimble’s Fifth Element for the Connected Forest

AEC acquisitions have been all the rage so far this year — and Trimble keeps the ball rolling with today’s announcement that it’s bought Fifth Element (no, that was a movie; this is forestry), based in Finland. Financial terms were … Continue reading


Trimble acquires Linear project to boost corridor planning

Trimble today announced that it has acquired Linear project GMBH, a privately-held provider of scheduling software for linear or corridor infrastructure projects –that’s highways, railways, pipelines, tunnels, transmission lines and similar built assets that need to include location for a complete definition. These … Continue reading


FARO snaps up kubit

Well, well, well. Another independent, gobbled up. FARO, maker of laser scanners for metrology (very tight tolerances) and infrastructure applications (huge data sets, accurate, often outdoors) just acquired kubit, a German company that has been a leader in developing hardware-agnostic software … Continue reading


MSC acquires Simufact for forming, welding

MSC Software just announced that it has acquired Simufact, maker of Simufact.forming and Simufact.welding, nonlinear simulation software technology for manufacturers. Yes, for forming and welding — it costs a lot of money to trial these manufacturing processes, and Simufact’s solutions have been … Continue reading


3D Systems + Cimatron a done deal — circle get tighter

3D Systems announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Cimatron for $97 million. We all knew it was coming, after the deal was first confirmed back in November, but it’s still a bit of a shock to realize that … Continue reading


So much news — so little time: ADSK, ANSS, SSYS

Wow – what a day. And it’s not even 9AM! First up, Autodesk says that most new commercial seats of standalone software will be sold via subscription beginning on February 1, 2016. From the company’s perspective, this move creates revenue … Continue reading


Bentley adds C3global’s Amulet for IoT asset management

Bentley Systems just announced that it has acquired C3global, maker of the web-based Amulet suite software for operational analytics. Amulet will be added to Bentley’s AssetWise offering, expanding on the Ivara acquisition by adding configurable predictive and prescriptive analytics for just-in-time maintenance and operating adjustments. This … Continue reading