More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Just off the newswire: Desktop Metal, a publicly-traded company, will acquire ExOne, also public, in a deal valued at $575 million. Each ExOne shareholder will get $8.50 in cash and $17 in Desktop Metal stock for each ExOne share, which implies a 48% premium to the...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Altair adds S-FRAME for AEC structural designers

Super-quick, because it’s that kind of day: Altair just announced that it has acquired S-FRAME Software, a structural analysis tool used by architects, engineers, and designers to evaluate a structure’s ability to withstand loads like wind, water, and...
Bentley saw a rebound in infrastructure in Q2 but is cautious about China

Altair beats Q2 forecasts and raises 2021 guidance

Altair reported results last week — and like others in our PLMish universe, they were better than expected. The details: Total revenue in Q2 was $120 million, up 22% and $8 million ahead of expectations. Altair doesn’t do the constant currency thing for...
Bentley saw a rebound in infrastructure in Q2 but is cautious about China

Ansys has a great Q2 and expects the momentum to continue

Ansys reported pretty awesome Q2 results last night, and this morning on its earnings call, said that growth was due to three things: increased optimism among its customers that end-market demand will come back post-pandemic, its own efforts to stay close to those...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Quickie: Bentley acquires Imago for image management

That’s a simplified headline — what Imago really does is enable users to catalog and review drilling core and chip (in other words, rock sample) images. A key point in the acquisition: Imago’s machine learning technology that “will lead to a step...
Bentley saw a rebound in infrastructure in Q2 but is cautious about China

AVEVA says revenue up 11% in CQ2, excluding OSI

AVEVA gave one of its minimalist earnings updates today, likely because its largest shareholder, Schneider Electric, announced its Q2 results this morning. (Schneider Electric is on a quarterly calendar, with the year ending in December; AVEVA’s fiscal year ends...
Bentley saw a rebound in infrastructure in Q2 but is cautious about China

PTC saw FQ3 momentum in Creo, Windchill; not so much in IoT

PTC reported fiscal third quarter results last night that were … Okay. You can read/see/hear all of the details here. PTC offers data on overall product buckets, geos, etc. that you should go check out. A few of the things I thought most relevant and then some...