Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Morning coffee: buying, selling and surveys

Welcome to a new week! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. Here in New England, we’re veering between lovely spring weather and cold winter, with snow in the forecast yet again. Sorry that this post is later than usual; server issues have had the Schnitger Corp...
Hexagon completes its transformation

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...
Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Happy Monday! Last week was a big one, with all of the regular news plus International Pi Day and the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what we know today as the Internet. Sir Berners-Lee used the occasion to call for an Internet users’...
Hexagon gets into drones

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...
Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

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 to be decided on...
Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

While I’m at AU with 10,000 of my dearest friends, the PLMish world keeps rolling with acquisitions and earnings. Early this morning, Dassault Systèmes announced that it has acquired an 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (RTT), a provider of what...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Time to catch up! Nearly 15 companies reported September quarter earnings while I was away, so to get a the general sense of what they’re reporting I’m going to be summarizing them all over the next few weeks. Today, we’re looking at AEC, the world...
Hexagon’s Q3, Shell & rentals

Hexagon’s Q3, Shell & rentals

While I was wandering in East and North Yorkshire, 3D Systems, Accelrys, FARO, Hexagon, Nemetschek and other companies announced results for the September quarter. Time for recaps so, first up, in keeping with the Plant/Infrastructure theme we have going, let’s...
Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

A lot happened while I was walking around Yorkshire and we need to cover Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Day 1, too, so let’s get right to it: ESI Group announced that it has acquired 75% of the equity of CyDesign Labs, a Silicon Valley company that many...