Tag Archives: Deals

Hexagon snaps up Mintec to close mining loop

Ever since Dassault Systèmes bought Gemcom, mining has been a hot area of focus for the major engineering software providers. It’s an underserved market that presents a lot of opportunity for more modernized, technological solutions. Mining is under significant regulatory scrutiny, … Continue reading


Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Welcome to your Monday! Last week was a doozie, so let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … We’ve got good news, bad news and good news. On the good news side, US employers added 192,000 jobs in March. … Continue reading


Materialise thinking public with F-1 filing

We’re used to 3D printer news coming from hardware vendors like Stratasys and 3D Systems. But there are software vendors in this space, too, and the hardware vendors are looking to service bureaus to strengthen their ties with customers — … Continue reading


Creative Market + Autodesk brings “mousemade” to makers

According to TechCrunch, Autodesk just acquired Creative Market, a startup that acts as a marketplace for digital content like fonts, icons and templates. Autodesk hasn’t made an official announcement yet, but TechCrunch cites a blog post by Creative Market founder … Continue reading


Hexagon completes its transformation

Hexagon is reinventing itself, moving from its legacy as a contract metals manufacturer and producer of valves, antennas and pressure vessels, to a conglomerate focusing on measurement technology. Today, the company said it has sold the last piece of the “old” Hexagon. Hexagon’s … Continue reading


Morning coffee: goodbye Sochi, hello new week

Welcome to a new week. If you were off last week, welcome back; we missed you. Grab a cup of coffee and an apple (or, let’s be real, a pastry) and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … Last … Continue reading


Hexagon gets into drones

Hexagon just keeps getting more interesting. Started out as a fish cannery and parts maker, sold off those businesses and acquired sophisticated measuring devices and software, GIS and then Intergraph … Lots of acquisitions in between, but today Hexagon announced … Continue reading


Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Happy Monday! If you’re in the US, odds are you have the day off. Traditionally, you’d be out car shopping but you’re probably still in your jammies, watching the Olympics. Great men’s hockey game on Saturday, huh? Shame it had … Continue reading


ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

It’s been an interesting week. This is the second unanticipated deal to float into my inbox: hot on the heels of Intergraph adding GT STRUDL to its stable is ESI’s news that it has acquired CAMMECH (Cam Mechanical Solutions), based in … Continue reading


Intergraph snaps up GT STRUDL for analysis, nuclear industry

Yesterday, Hexagon’s Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) group announced the acquisition of GT STRUDL and its 10-person development team from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. If you do any sort of structural modeling in the AEC/process/plant world, odds are … Continue reading