Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

In between flights, so this may not even rise to the level of a quickie: Hexagon just announced the acquisition of the dimensional data management, quality planning and analytics technology, called eMMA, from Kronion GmbH. Not surprising, the Kronion team and the eMMA...
Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon today announced that it has acquired Luciad, a Belgian software company that makes solutions for visualizing and analyzing real-time geospatial data. Luciad was spun out of the University KU Leuven (like LMS and countless others) in 1999 as an open solution...
Quickie: Hexagon’s Q2 shows continued weakness in PPM

Quickie: Hexagon’s Q2 shows continued weakness in PPM

Hexagon just announced Q2 results that showed modest growth overall and a decent contribution from the recently acquired MSC Software. PPM continues to struggle, but CEO Ola Rollen said in the earnings material that he expects the business to return to growth towards...
Quickie: Hexagon is going places

Quickie: Hexagon is going places

I’m about to board a flight, so this has to be quick: Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring VIRES, a company I’ve never heard of that makes softwate to simulate development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and fully autonomous driving...
MSC is now part of the Hexagon family

MSC is now part of the Hexagon family

A quick update: Hexagon just announced that its acquisition of MSC Software is complete, since it has obtained all of the regulatory approvals it needed for the deal. Hexagon sees this as very strategic, enabling it to “connect the traditionally separate stages...
Hexagon adds MSC to its stable, for $834 million

Hexagon adds MSC to its stable, for $834 million

Now we know. The sale of MSC Software has been rumored for a while but always seemed to mention financial buyers. It turns out that a strategic buyer has stepped up — and I think it’s a perfect match. First, the background: Hexagon AB, for those who...
Sallinger of PPM, another long-time PLMish CEO, steps aside

Sallinger of PPM, another long-time PLMish CEO, steps aside

Hexagon today announced that Mattias Stenberg has taken over as President of the Process, Power & Marine (PPM) business, succeeding Gerhard Sallinger, who has been appointed Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Hexagon. Mr. Sallinger, who has been with...
Quickie: Ola Rollén back as CEO of Hexagon

Quickie: Ola Rollén back as CEO of Hexagon

After being detained for over a week on suspicion of insider trading, Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén has resumed his official duties and started making a public case for his innocence. During a conference call today, Mr. Rollén explained that he does a lot of investing...