Tag Archives: Deals

Trimble adds maintenance, planning to its rail offering

The more I follow these companies, the more I realize how little I know about how the world around me works. Today, Trimble announced today that it has acquired Nexala, a privately-held company that makes enterprise solutions for railway operators. Like … Continue reading


3D Systems snaps up Cimatron for just under $100 million

3D Systems and Cimatron today announced that 3D Systems will acquire all outstanding shares of Cimatron for $8.97 per share in cash for a total of around $97 million, including cash. That $8.97 is a 48% premium to Cimatron’s closing price on the … Continue reading


Siemens adds Camstar to its digital enterprise vision

Siemens announced yesterday that it is acquiring Camstar Systems, a provider of manufacturing execution systems (MES) to the electronics, semiconductor and medical device industries. Camstar is a privately owned company of 230 people, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Camstar, it had been … Continue reading


Bentley acquires SITEOPS civil / site design

Need to plan a new housing development or retail site? Bentley Systems last week said that it has acquired BLUERIDGE Analytics for its SITEOPS, a site engineering product that allows civil engineers and site planners to look at a piece of … Continue reading


Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

I’m at the Autodesk #AcceleratePLM14 conference about PLM 360, so can really only reblab the press release — deeper analysis to come. But you knew something like this was the endgame, right? The juicy parts of the press release: “Stratasys … Continue reading


Trimble consolidating AEC at DS’ expense

Trimble Navigation today announced that it has acquired Gehry Technologies (GT), a venture created by architect Frank Gehry a decade ago to build design and project collaboration technology to help bring his big, complicated, signature building projects to completion. You may recall that … Continue reading


Hexagon’s Q2 a mixed bag of good/bad, up/down

Many things went well for Hexagon in Q2, as the Metrology and Intergraph PP&M businesses returned to more robust growth and the new Solutions business, created to make offerings that combine products from across the portfolio, started to have an impact. … Continue reading


Autodesk in the big leagues with Nastran

Remember a couple of months ago, when Autodesk acquired NEi Software and didn’t announce much of anything at all about it? They were trying out a new strategy, where they do the deal and work on the product and strategy and later go public with … Continue reading


ANSYS Q2 hits usual high notes, but is strangely boring

ANSYS’ Q2 hit the usual superlatives: record revenue, forecasts and consensus beaten — but, even so, it felt as though the company and CEO Jim Cashman were largely treading water, in a “same old same old” pattern of previous quarters. … Continue reading


PTC moves away from the pack, stays firmly in it

Last week PTC announced solid fiscal third quarter performance, another IoT acquisition and, perhaps most heartening for its core constituency, surprising growth in the CAD business. I covered this all when it happened, but it deserves more attention. Without a doubt, the headline is … Continue reading