Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Right up front: no, Bentley didn’t acquire Hexagon and Hexagon didn’t acquire Bentley. Both did announce acquisitions today. It was announced in India that Bentley has acquired S-Cube Futuretech for its RCDC software product line. RCDC, RCDC FE, RCDC Plan...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Hexagon PPM starts 2018 by acquiring IBS plant commissioning

I believe this is the first PLMish acquisition of 2018: Hexagon PPM announced that has acquired Industrial Business Solutions, Inc. (IBS), makers of ContinuumEdge. ContinuumEdge is a web-based commissioning and completions tool for asset operators and contractors, to...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Oracle to acquire Aconex for US$1.2 billion

Oracle and Aconex announced overnight that the ERP supplier is buying the cloud-based construction management and collaboration software maker for a total of US$1.2 billion (AUS$1.56 billion) in cash. Aconex reported revenue of $161 million in FY17; that makes the...
Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider closing delayed

Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider closing delayed

AVEVA just announced that it’s waiting on one last regulatory approval, from the US Committee on Foreign Investments (CFIUS), before the close if its merger with Schneider Electric’s software business. According to the press release, “AVEVA and...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

AspenTech, the company you probably know as a supplier of chemistry simulation solutions for the oil and gas, chemical, pharma and other process industries, just announced that it has acquired, Cipher, industrial IoT-related software from Canada’s RtTech...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Quickie: Siemens acquires Solido for IC design

Siemens continues to fill out its EDA portfolio, announcing today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Solido Design Automation Inc.Siemens says Solido provides “variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies”....
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Super-quick: ANSYS acquires 3DSIM for additive

ANSYS just announced that  it has acquired 3DSIM, a developer of additive manufacturing simulation technology to bolster ANSYS’ additive manufacturing simulation workflow. Deal terms were not disclosed but it sounds like a done deal. 3DSIM’s exaSIM...
Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider closing delayed

Quickie: DS acquires No Magic for MBSE, has mixed Q3

I’m at AVEVA World Summit this week, so this has to be brief: DS announced earnings today, and as part of that package of news said that it intends to acquire No Magic, a maker of model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling solutions for software...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

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...
Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

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...