Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Welcome back! While some of us were out of the office, others were clearly hard at work and doing more than sipping eggnog. This week, we’ll try to catch up. Acquisitions didn’t seem to slow down one bit as the year rolled over, as a number of companies...
Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble Navigation (an ever-greater misnomer) announced on Friday that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc.,  a provider of 4D and 5D architectural modeling software and consulting services. Trimble says this acquisition “extends...
Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Quickies: PTC & FARO disappoint, AspenTech upbeat

A huge day in engineering IT earnings, as PTC and FARO explain their miss to investors while AspenTech and Trimble issue earnings reports. A very quick headline on each and then I dash to the airport — more to come. PTC reported last night that revenue for its...
Trimble keeps moving with partnerships, acquisitions

Trimble keeps moving with partnerships, acquisitions

Last Friday, Trimble Navigation and FARO announced that they signed an OEM and distribution agreement for FARO’s 3D laser scanners. Under the agreement, FARO will provide Trimble with a differentiated product based upon the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D. Trimble...
Trimble snaps up WinEstimator

Trimble snaps up WinEstimator

Trimble announced earlier today that it intends to acquire WinEstimator, a provider of construction cost estimating (WinEst) and cost modeling (Modelogix) software. The acquisition squarely targets the contractor and owner market, giving them ways to better understand...

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble

Earnings are threatening to get too far ahead of me! A quick catch-up on two that you need to know about, Nemetschek and Trimble. Recall that Nemetschek is Europe’s largest AEC software supplier and that Trimble is increasingly important in engineering software, with...

Quickies: DDD, Cybernet, ESI, Trimble, oh my

What a day for news! I’ve already blogged about PTC’s March quarter, tweeted a bit about Dassault Systèmes’ interesting announcements (and hope to blog about that tomorrow), but here are a couple of other important things you need to know about: 3D Systems announced...

Trimble growing ahead of expectations

A quick update on Trimble, which reported Q4 and fiscal 2011 on February 2, 2012. The company had expected revenue growth of about 20% for 2011, but wound up acquiring at a rapid clip that lead it to report FY 2011 revenue of $1.64 billion, up about 27% over FY...

Quick Update: AspenTech, Trimble

Day 4 of no power and spotty connectedness to the Interwebs, but earnings season rolls on so it’s time for another quick update: AspenTech exceeds targets for FQ1 AspenTech yesterday reported results for its first fiscal quarter that were up nicely by most metrics and...

Acquisition mania

I’ve been working on a mid-year update of my market numbers for CAE (which show better than expected growth to date in 2011) and am stunned by the rapid pace of acquisitions we’ve seen this year. It’s one thing to note them as they happen, but when...