DS beats in Q2, sees slow Q3

Dassault Systèmes reported total revenue of €386 million on an IFRS basis (think GAAP, but in Europe), up 24% from a year ago on strong software revenue growth of 28%. Favorable exchange rates contributed roughly 6% of growth across the board. IBM’s contributions are...

Buy buy buy: LMS buys one, sells one

LMS International announced a pair of transactions on Friday that fine-tune its product portfolio and refocus it on its core Test.Lab, Virtual.Lab and Imagine.Lab offerings. It has sold its Noesis Solutions subsidiary and the OPTIMUS product line to Cybernet Systems...

Hexagon: combining the measured and representational

I had seen Intergraph PP&M perhaps acquiring a laser scanning company, but not a metrology company buying all of Intergraph, so yesterday’s news was quite a surprise. Digging into the acquisition a bit more resolves some questions but raises others.Hexagon has...

Bentley also on a buying binge!

The greater AEC world certainly is rocking the news today.Hard on the heels of Intergraph’s acquisition by Hexagon AB, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that it has acquired a minority interest BLUERIDGE Analytics, Inc., maker of SITEOPS, a site design...

Hexagon acquires Intergraph for $2.13 Billion

Well, it’s finally done.Intergraph Corporation today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Hexagon AB in a transaction valued at approximately $2.125 billion.For a quick refresher, Intergraph was taken private in 2006 by an investor group...

AVEVA: On track, North America “subdued”

AVEVA today issued a statement about business conditions during the just-ended June quarter. Like Autodesk during its Investor Day, AVEVA sees gradual improvement in the global economy. During the quarter, AVEVA saw strength in the oil and gas sector, especially in...

DS expands its embedded systems capabilities

Amid all of the buzz on the latest version of V6, this one almost got lost: Dassault Systèmes yesterday announced the acquisition of its latest technology tuck-in: Geensoft, provider of embedded systems development solutions, for €5.5 million. Geensoft delivers tools...

Building the perfect board

AVEVA today announced that Philip Dayer, a member of its board of directors, has been named a non-executive director of JSC KazMunaiGas EP, the Kazakh onshore exploration and production company.Why is this significant? Mr. Dayer (whom I’ve never met) is an investment...

Dassault Systèmes expands its footprint

Dassault Systèmes announced yesterday that it had acquired Exalead, a French company best known for providing CloudView technology that powers websites such as ViaMichelin, Carlson Wagonlit and RealTravel.com. For ViaMichelin, for example, CloudView combined dynamic...

AVEVA starts spending

Just last week AVEVA announced results and a dividend that left it with plenty of cash to spend on building out its offerings and sales/support capacity. Today the company formally announced that the spree is underway, announcing two acquisitions.The first will extend...