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...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Autodesk goes CAM!

Autodesk announced this week that it is offering £20.75 per share (for a total of about £172.5 million) to acquire Delcam, the publicly traded UK-based vendor of CAM-specific CAD, manufacturing and inspection solutions. Delcam reported 2012 revenue of £47.1 million,...
Autodesk acquires class-A sufacing from VSR

Autodesk acquires class-A sufacing from VSR

Autodesk announced on Monday that it has acquired “certain technology assets” from Virtual Shape Research GmbH (VSR), a developer of class-A surface modeling and conceptual design software. In an always-awkward turn of phrase, the company said that...
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...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Quickies: DS preannounces Q3 miss, Hexagon acquires

It’s a holiday for some here in the US, but the PLMish world hardly slows down! First up, Dassault Systèmes announced that it had missed its Q3 targets, with preliminary data showing non-IFRS revenue of €496 million, €24 million short of the company’s...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Hexagon’s snaps up AHAB for surveying

It’s only Tuesday and Hexagon has already announced two acquisition this week! Yesterday, it was mining and Devex; today it’s GIS and Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB), which develops and markets airborne laser survey systems for hydrographic (seabed) and...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Hexagon expands mining footprint with acquisition of Devex

A new week, another acquisition. This time it’s Hexagon, which announced that it has acquired Devex, a Brazilian company that makes mine management and automation solutions. Hexagon says that Devex had revenue of 35 million Brazilian Real, about $16 million or...
Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Bentley expands offshore offering with MOSES

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work on how the offshore industry does design and analysis (more about that soon, I hope) and have a deep appreciation for what goes into the design, fabrication, transportation and installation of these mammoth structures....
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

TRIPLAN update: main shareholder sells

Last month, I caught up with TRIPLAN, the German provider of engineering services and software for the construction industry. If you remember, CROSS Informatik GmbH has been TRIPLAN’s majority shareholder since 2011 and, over the summer, announced a takeover bid...
Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Quickie: DS acquires Safe Tech

DS just announced that it has acquired Safe Technology Ltd., for its fatigue simulation technology, fe-safe. From the press release, “Safe Technology has been working closely with Dassault Systèmes and its SIMULIA applications for more than 15 years and in that...