Altair continues buildout, buys developer of ESAComp

Altair continues buildout, buys developer of ESAComp

Altair just announced that it has acquired Componeering, the Finnish developer of the ESAComp composites simulation software suite. I didn’t know this, but Altair’s announcement says that ESAComp came out of a project funded by the European Space Agency...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Aras announced last week that is has secured $40 million in funding in exchange for a minority stake in the company and a board seat. Silver Lake Kraftwerk and GE Ventures partnered for the investment. Aras said it will use the funds to drive growth, expand operations...
Altair continues buildout, buys developer of ESAComp

Quick add to AVEVA + Schneider

A couple of people have gotten in touch about yesterday’s post, where I asked whether third time’s the charm for an AVEVA/Schneider Electric software deal. It’s important to note that: The only thing that could derail this combination now is if...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Here we go again: AVEVA + Schneider

While many of us Yanks were off celebrating the unofficial end of summer, the British and French were apparently hard at work. The Financial Times and other media report that AVEVA and Schneider Electric are about to announce yet another attempt at a merger...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

There’s so much going on right now, between earnings, acquisitions and other news-worthy stuff, that I keep starting posts and having to move on before I can finish them. I will, I will! When, though … But many of you are asking about possible acquisition...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

ANSYS acquires CEI to boost post-processing with EnSight

ANSYS has announced that it has acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), makers of EnSight, a nifty post-processor for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations. As you might be aware, simulations result in...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

A couple of UK media outlets reported yesterday that Schneider Electric is considering once again making an offer for AVEVA. This is one such report, repeating what was in a Sunday Times (paywall) article. As before, such a deal would make a lot of sense: Schneider...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

News broke this morning that Dassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company that uses the DS suite of products to design superyachts, cruise liners, frigates, tugboats and other smaller ships. As a complement to its services offerings, AITAC devised Smart...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

OpenText gets on the IoT bus

I know I’m way behind on event reports but need to let you know about this: Earlier this week, OpenText, the document management and collaboration vendor, announced that it is acquiring Covisint Corporation, a cloud platform for automotive and Internet of Things...