Tag Archives: Deals

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


Morning coffee: MuM Q2 up on VAR revenue, SIMPACK news, Flow Science awarded

Happy Monday! It’s going to be a busy week, with earnings and lots of other happenings. Germany’s Mensch und Maschine, one of Autodesk’s largest resellers and a supplier of its own CAM and AEC solutions, announced Q2 results today. Later in the … Continue reading


DS Q2 all about CATIA! oh, and acquisitions

The good news continues to roll in the PLM universe. Dassault Systèmes (DS) reported Q2 results that weren’t great but that also weren’t all due to acquired revenue. To be sure, quite a bit was, but CATIA featured prominently in the … Continue reading


PTC reports Q3 at top end of guidance; acquires for IoT

Remember how the bar was set for all earnings calls a few weeks ago, when Alcoa raised the bar for all financial results to come? Well, PTC just did the same to the PLMish universe — and announced an acquisition, too. … Continue reading