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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

GSE Systems, acquired EnVision Systems, Inc.

synopsis: GSE Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of real-time simulation and training solutions to the power, process, manufacturing and government sectors, has announced the acquisition of EnVision Systems, Inc., which provides interactive multi-media tutorials and simulation models, primarily to the petrochemical and oil & gas refining industries.
buyer: GSE Systems (GVP:$0.00)
GSE Systems is the largest supplier of real-time, full scope nuclear power plant training simulators. GSE has delivered over 140 nuclear simulators, more than all of its major competitors combined. "
target: EnVision Systems, Inc.
EnVision’s tutorials and simulation models serve the rapidly growing entry-level training market for the oil & gas refining and specialty chemicals industries. EnVision’s products provide a foundation in process fundamentals and plant operations and interaction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.20 [$0.65]
rev ($mm)
$3
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$0
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1.1x
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8.1x
closed 9/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Aras Corporation, acquired Comet Solutions

synopsis: Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, announced that it has acquired Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of best-in-class software for simulation process management.
buyer: Aras Corporation
Aras offers the next-generation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. The Aras PLM platform helps manage today's business of engineering. "
target: Comet Solutions
Comet Solutions provides software and services that simplify the complex process of engineering product systems. Using Comet’s technology, manufacturers are able to reuse complex simulations in order to scale the application and use of simulation results.
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closed 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, acquired MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies that drive productivity across industrial enterprise applications, announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of MSC Software, a leading provider of computer-aided engineering solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,287.07)
Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive dynamic decision making across industrial and geospatial applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is a leading provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development. MSC's simulation analysis capabilities empower customers to optimise design for production.
price ($mm)
$834
rev ($mm)
$230
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3.6x
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closed 10/15/2009 via BNC Analysis

Elliott Management Corp., Symphony Technology Group, acquired MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group and private investment firm Elliott Management Corp. have completed their acquisition of MSC Software Corp, a simulation and software services company.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. "
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$383 [$234]
rev ($mm)
$234
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
closed 1/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Algor, Inc.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of analysis and simulation software. Autodesk announced its intent to purchase ALGOR for $34 million on December 17, 2008.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Algor, Inc.
ALGOR's software and services enable complex simulations on products ranging from mobile phones and printer cartridges to oil pipelines.
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$34
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announced 10/4/2004 via BNC Analysis

ValueAct Capital Partners LP, will acquire MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: MSC.Software Corp., a maker of mechanical computer-aided engineering software, said Monday that it received a letter from San Francisco-based ValueAct Capital Partners LP stating the firm's interest in taking MSC.Software private for $9 per share in cash.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products.
price ($mm)
$310
rev ($mm)
$253
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
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closed 9/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Siemens AG, acquired VR Context

synopsis: Technology products, systems, services and solutions provider, Siemens, acquired software company, VRcontext International, in a bid to expand its industrial software portfolio. VRcontext is known for its 3D visualisation and training software.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$96,231.58)
Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For years, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. "
target: VR Context
VRcontext was founded in June 2000, with the goal of developing and selling virtual reality software. VRcontext was created as a spin-off of the virtual reality team at Tractebel Energy Engineering. In the past few years, this team has developed virtual reality projects for major industry players.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

MSC.Software Corporation, acquired Simufact Engineering

synopsis: MSC Software announced the acquisition of Simufact Engineering. Simufact is an industry leader in simulation of metal forming and joining processes. Based on years of experience in metal processing technology, the company has proven to be an important partner for designing and optimizing manufacturing processes.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. "
target: Simufact Engineering
Simufact Engineering is a global provider of metal forming and joining simulation software and related services to manufacturing industries.
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closed 2/29/2012 via Company Press Release

AspenTech, acquired SolidSim Engineering

synopsis: Aspen Technology, Inc., a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, announced it has acquired SolidSim Engineering GmbH, a leading provider of solids process modeling software, based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer: AspenTech (AZPN:$542.32)
Aspen Technology, Inc. provides Aspen ProfitAdvantageTM, a comprehensive solution for maximizing profit opportunities throughout the process industry value chain – from the supply of raw materials, through the production of goods, to the delivery of final products to customers. "
target: SolidSim Engineering
SolidSim is a leading supplier of Microsoft Windows based flowsheet simulation software for solids processes in the chemicals, energy, food, mining and process equipment industries.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired WinterLogic

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications, has acquired WinterLogic, the technology leader in fault simulation used in automotive, safety and security environments for the design and verification of advanced system on chips.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: WinterLogic
WinterLogic is an electronic design automation company that develops software used by semiconductor companies for the design and development of their most advanced integrated circuits and systems on a chip. WinterLogic’s ZOIX is widely recognized as the leading fault simulator on the market.
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closed 4/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Cadence Design Systems, acquired Rocketick Technologies

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Rocketick Technologies Ltd., an Israel based pioneer and leading provider of multicore parallel simulation. The Rocketick solution is proven and used by numerous marquee systems and semiconductor companies in the mobile, server and graphics domains.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$2,306.61)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target: Rocketick Technologies
Rocketick's market-leading technology achieves linear speed-up by parallelizing simulation on standard x86-based multicore servers, providing automated partitioning across designs and testbenches, and the flexibility to direct simulations to server farm resources ranging from one to 64 cores.
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closed 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired PI-VR

synopsis: Autodesk has completed the acquisition of PI-VR, a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. Autodesk intends to integrate Autodesk technologies into the PI-VR platform, while continuing to sell, support and enhance the PI-VR product line.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: PI-VR
PI-VR is a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. The PI-VR enterprise is established and leading the field of developing software solutions for high-end virtual reality.
price ($mm)
$49
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announced 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., will acquire QTronic GmbH

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. will acquire QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' product portfolio of automotive solutions serving the needs of automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: QTronic GmbH
Germany-based QTronic is a provider of tools for virtual validation of automotive software. Their flagship products include Silver, a virtual Electronic Control Unit platform that transfers development tasks from road and test rigs to PCs, and TestWeaver, an intelligent test automation solution.
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closed 6/3/2014 via Reuters

D2S, Inc., acquired Gauda

synopsis: D2S, a supplier of computational design platforms based on eBeam and general purpose graphic processing unit (GPGPU) technologies, announced that it has acquired all assets of Gauda, Inc., a developer of GPGPU-based computational lithography acceleration technology headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
buyer: D2S, Inc.
D2S is a supplier of a computational design platform to based on eBeam and general purpose graphic processing unit technologies. Their platform maximizes eBeam technology to reduce mask costs for both low- and high-volume applications. "
target: Gauda
Gauda is the first company to introduce the technology to accelerate computation for optical proximity correction using graphical processing units. It developed a new breed of algorithms that accelerate the most computation-intensive EDA applications.
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closed 3/23/2012 via PR Newswire

MicroMax, Inc. merged with Danlaw Inc.,

synopsis: Danlaw, Inc., a global provider of automotive electronics and embedded engineering services, announced it has acquired embedded software tool maker and services provider MicroMax, Inc. Upon completion of this merger, the companies will comprise North America's most innovative and comprehensive automotive embedded software solutions provider.
buyer: Danlaw Inc.
Danlaw's 300+ engineering professionals have been providing automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEM's and their Tier-1 supply base for over 28 years. Their customers include Automotive OEMs, automotive electronics suppliers, fleet and automotive insurance companies worldwide. "
target: MicroMax, Inc.
MicroMax, Inc. is an embedded software tool maker and services provider for large and mid-sized companies that design and manufacture electronic controls systems. Their services and products are targeted to model-based development processes as well as traditional software development processes.
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closed 10/20/2015 via BusinessWire

ARM Ltd., acquired Carbon Design Systems

synopsis: ARM has acquired the product portfolio and other business assets of Carbon Design Systems (Carbon). The company is a leading supplier of cycle-accurate virtual prototyping solutions, to deliver design optimization, time-to-market and cost-efficiency gains for its partners.
buyer: ARM Ltd. (ARM:$1,404.42)
ARM designs technology at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. We are enabling the development of new markets and transformation of industries and society, invisibly creating opportunity for a globally connected population. "
target: Carbon Design Systems
Carbon Design Systems is the leading provider of system level modeling and validation tools for complex SoC design.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

KUKA AG, acquired Visual Components Oy

synopsis: KUKA acquires Visual Components and defines the next level in intelligent automation. Visual Components has specialized in software solutions for 3D simulation in factory planning. This simulation is to be added to the KUKA product portfolio and is an important component when it comes to designing the factory of the future.
buyer: KUKA AG (DB:KU2:$4,229.15)
KUKA is a global automation corporation. KUKA offers customers everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems for the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries. "
target: Visual Components Oy
Visual Components has specialized in software solutions for 3D simulation in factory planning. Their software is used worldwide for important planning and decision-making processes. The company sets standards in the visualization and simulation of complete production processes.
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announced 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Bentley Systems, Inc., will acquire SoilVision

synopsis: Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced the agreement to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.
buyer: Bentley Systems, Inc.
Bentley is a leader dedicated to providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling. "
target: SoilVision
Founded in 1997, SoilVision has championed 3D conceptual design and analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, stress/deformation, contaminant transport, thermal flows in saturated/unsaturated soils, and coupled processes for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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closed 4/30/2014 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired SpaceClaim Corporation

synopsis: ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired SpaceClaim Corporation, a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim offers the first powerful and easy-to-use 3-D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,390.62)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: SpaceClaim Corporation
SpaceClaim Corporation is a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim offers the first powerful and easy-to-use 3-D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process.
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$85
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

GSE Systems, acquired EnVision Systems, Inc.

synopsis: GSE Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of real-time simulation and training solutions to the power, process, manufacturing and government sectors, has announced the acquisition of EnVision Systems, Inc., which provides interactive multi-media tutorials and simulation models, primarily to the petrochemical and oil & gas refining industries.
buyer: GSE Systems (GVP:$0.00)
GSE Systems is the largest supplier of real-time, full scope nuclear power plant training simulators. GSE has delivered over 140 nuclear simulators, more than all of its major competitors combined. "
target: EnVision Systems, Inc.
EnVision’s tutorials and simulation models serve the rapidly growing entry-level training market for the oil & gas refining and specialty chemicals industries. EnVision’s products provide a foundation in process fundamentals and plant operations and interaction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.20 [$0.65]
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

GSE Systems, acquired EnVision Systems, Inc.

synopsis: GSE Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of real-time simulation and training solutions to the power, process, manufacturing and government sectors, has announced the acquisition of EnVision Systems, Inc., which provides interactive multi-media tutorials and simulation models, primarily to the petrochemical and oil & gas refining industries.
buyer: GSE Systems (GVP:$0.00)
GSE Systems is the largest supplier of real-time, full scope nuclear power plant training simulators. GSE has delivered over 140 nuclear simulators, more than all of its major competitors combined. "
target: EnVision Systems, Inc.
EnVision’s tutorials and simulation models serve the rapidly growing entry-level training market for the oil & gas refining and specialty chemicals industries. EnVision’s products provide a foundation in process fundamentals and plant operations and interaction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.20 [$0.65]
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

GSE Systems, acquired EnVision Systems, Inc.

synopsis: GSE Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of real-time simulation and training solutions to the power, process, manufacturing and government sectors, has announced the acquisition of EnVision Systems, Inc., which provides interactive multi-media tutorials and simulation models, primarily to the petrochemical and oil & gas refining industries.
buyer: GSE Systems (GVP:$0.00)
GSE Systems is the largest supplier of real-time, full scope nuclear power plant training simulators. GSE has delivered over 140 nuclear simulators, more than all of its major competitors combined. "
target: EnVision Systems, Inc.
EnVision’s tutorials and simulation models serve the rapidly growing entry-level training market for the oil & gas refining and specialty chemicals industries. EnVision’s products provide a foundation in process fundamentals and plant operations and interaction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.20 [$0.65]
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 12/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Topcon Corporation, acquired Mirage Technologies SL

synopsis: Topcon Corporation announced the acquisition of 100% stocks of Mirage Technologies S.L. Mirage Tech provides cloud-based services to process, stream and visualize 3D data of unlimited size efficiently in a web browser, using proprietary cutting edge technologies, without any need to install additional plugins.
buyer: Topcon Corporation (TSE:7732:$1,322.50)
Topcon Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan, is the sole proprietor of optomechatronics, a unique, synergistic blend of optics, mechanics, and electronics technologies. The main operations of the Topcon are divided into the three segments of Positioning, Smart Infrastructure and Eye Care. "
target: Mirage Technologies SL
Mirage Technologies provides cloud-based services to process, stream and visualize 3D data of unlimited size efficiently in a web browser, using proprietary cutting edge technologies, without any need to install additional plugins.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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closed 6/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Check-6, Inc., acquired Industrial3D Inc.

synopsis: Check-6, Inc. is announcing the acquisition of Industrial3D, one of the world’s most well-respected computer-generated industrial animators. Industrial3D’s satisfied clients include CNN, as well as National Geographic, Schlumberger, GE, Helmerich & Payne, Pioneer Drilling, and Transocean.
buyer: Check-6, Inc.
Check-6 was founded in 2007 with a mission to improve safety and efficiency in high-risk, high-reliability operations. Check-6 specializes in leadership training, job safety analysis management systems, & rig move services. "
target: Industrial3D Inc.
Industrial 3D has over a decade of experience in the oil and gas field. The company contracts to help companies take extremely complex rigs, valves, bits, and tools and present them to their skilled labor as understandable training animations.
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kurita, acquired Fracta

synopsis: Kurita Water Industries Ltd. is pleased to announced it has acquired Fracta. Fracta serves the water utility industry in the United States with a software service of predicting water main degradations by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning.
buyer: Kurita
Kurita Water Industries Ltd. provides various water treatment solutions in Japan, other countries in Asia, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. "
target: Fracta
Fracta, Inc. is reimagining how drinking water utilities assess the condition of their water mains. Using AI-Machine Learning, Fracta quickly and accurately predicts the likelihood of failure of buried water pipes.
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closed 10/14/2010 via BusinessWire

General Electric Company, acquired Opal Software

synopsis: GE has expanded its smart grid software portfolio with the acquisition of data migration and SCADA simulation specialists Opal Software. The acquisition allows GE’s Digital Energy business to deliver greater operational and network productivity to utility customers and increase the development speed and delivery of new solutions.
buyer: General Electric Company (GE:$121,615.00)
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and plastics. "
target: Opal Software
Opal Software supplies professional engineering services and software products to the utilities sector (Electricity, Water and Gas providers). Opal's area of expertise is with the mission critical information systems used to monitor and control the operation of the networks.
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closed 9/9/2009 via BusinessWire

Petro-Chem Development Co., Inc., acquired PFR Engineering Systems, Inc.

synopsis: PFR Engineering Systems, developers of the industry standard fired heater simulation program FRNC-5PC, announced that it has been acquired by Petro-Chem Development Co., Inc., a member of the Heurtey & Petro-Chem Group, the world’s largest independent provider of fired heaters and process furnaces for the global hydrocarbon industry.
buyer parent: Heurtey Petrochem SA
buyer: Petro-Chem Development Co., Inc.
Petro-Chem Development Co., Inc., is a member of the Heurtey & Petro-Chem Group, the world’s leading independent provider of process furnaces and direct fired heaters to the global hydrocarbon industry. "
target: PFR Engineering Systems, Inc.
PFR Engineering Systems, is a leading developer of software applications used in the petroleum refining, petrochemical and power industries, and their flagship product, FRNC-5PC is universally regarded as the pre-eminent reference tool used to evaluate thermal equipment such as fired heaters.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Helmerich & Payne, Inc., acquired DrillScan

synopsis: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Helmerich & Payne Technologies, LLC, has acquired DrillScan, a leading provider of proprietary drilling engineering software, well engineering services and training for the oil and gas industry. They are based in Villeurbanne, France.
buyer: Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (:$2,853.17)
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is a publicly traded company dedicated to improving lives through affordable energy by safely providing performance driven drilling services. "
target: DrillScan
DrillScan is a leading provider of proprietary drilling engineering software, well engineering services and training for the oil and gas industry. They are based in Villeurbanne, France.
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Bentley Systems, Inc., acquired Cook-Hurlbert

synopsis: Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that it has acquired the assets of Cook-Hurlbert of Austin, Texas, a leading provider of engineering design software for electric and gas distribution networks. Cook-Hurlbert's Expert Designer spatial network layout and analysis software was among the first developed specifically for utility designers.
buyer: Bentley Systems, Inc.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, is a global provider of collaborative software solutions that enable our users to create, manage and publish architectural, engineering and construction content. Our software solutions are used to design, engineer, build and operate large constructed assets. "
target: Cook-Hurlbert
Cook-Hurlbert employs a complete staff of professionals engaged in project management, consulting, data modeling, software development, data conversion, help desk and project services activities.
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closed 7/12/2019 via BusinessWire

AspenTech, acquired Sabisu Ltd

synopsis: Aspen Technology, Inc, a leader in asset optimization software, has acquired Sabisu Ltd., a UK-based company that provides a flexible enterprise visualization and workflow solution to deliver real-time decision support. The acquisition will enable AspenTech to accelerate the distribution of embedded AI in both its existing and future solutions.
buyer: AspenTech (AZPN:$542.32)
Aspen Technology is a leading software supplier for optimizing asset performance. Its products thrive in complex, industrial environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. "
target: Sabisu Ltd
UK-based Sabisu is a software product and services start-up that operates as a web-based operational intelligence centre (OIC). Sabisu is used for seamlessly sharing business information with communities of colleagues, customers, and suppliers.
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closed 10/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Energy Solutions International, purchased the PipeWorks division from CriticalControl

synopsis: Energy Solutions International, Inc., a Houston-based privately owned software company and leading provider of solutions for oil and gas pipeline management, announced it has acquired the PipeWorks division of CriticalControl Solutions Corp. of Canada. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Inverness Capital Partners L.P.
buyer: Energy Solutions International
Energy Solutions International, Inc. is the leading global supplier of pipeline management software for the oil and gas industry. The company's broad range of integrated products drives excellence in operational efficiency, throughput management, and pipeline safety and transaction management. "
seller: CriticalControl (CA:CCZ:$49.37)
CriticalControl is a technology company that builds, implements and manages critical business process solutions. Their proprietary products are data management tools to operate the critical business operations of government and energy sector clients.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Vattenfall AB, acquired Senfal Energie Nederland B.V.

synopsis: Vattenfall has bought 100 percent of the shares of the Dutch company Senfal, thereby adding new services for industry demand side flexibility and renewable generation optimisation. Senfal is a Dutch start-up that offers innovative software services to large industrial customers, wind and solar farms.
buyer: Vattenfall AB
Vattenfall is one of Europe's biggest retailers of electricity and heat and one of the largest producers of electricity and heat. Their operations are based on the following energy sources: Biomass, Hydro, Natural gas, Nuclear, Wind, Coal, Solar. "
target: Senfal Energie Nederland B.V.
Senfal is a Dutch start-up that offers innovative software services to large industrial customers, wind and solar farms as well as battery owners for unlocking value from flexibility. Senfal offers software that ensures the best deals in the energy markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Aras Corporation, acquired Comet Solutions

synopsis: Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, announced that it has acquired Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of best-in-class software for simulation process management.
buyer: Aras Corporation
Aras offers the next-generation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. The Aras PLM platform helps manage today's business of engineering. "
target: Comet Solutions
Comet Solutions provides software and services that simplify the complex process of engineering product systems. Using Comet’s technology, manufacturers are able to reuse complex simulations in order to scale the application and use of simulation results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, acquired MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies that drive productivity across industrial enterprise applications, announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of MSC Software, a leading provider of computer-aided engineering solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,287.07)
Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive dynamic decision making across industrial and geospatial applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is a leading provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development. MSC's simulation analysis capabilities empower customers to optimise design for production.
price ($mm)
$834
rev ($mm)
$230
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

SAP SE, acquired Fedem Technology AS

synopsis: SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, has acquired Fedem Technology, an innovative and forward thinking Norwegian IoT company that is specialised in the field of dynamic simulations to assess the structural integrity and dynamic behavior of mechanical systems.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$27,447.29)
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP’s innovations enable more than 293,500 customers worldwide to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. "
target: Fedem Technology AS
Fedem Technology AS is specialised in the field of dynamic simulations to assess the structural integrity and dynamic behavior of mechanical systems. Fedem Technology offers services in the areas of oil & gas, renewable energy, marine and mechanical industries.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

SAP SE, acquired Fedem Technology AS

synopsis: SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, has acquired Fedem Technology, an innovative and forward thinking Norwegian IoT company that is specialised in the field of dynamic simulations to assess the structural integrity and dynamic behavior of mechanical systems.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$27,447.29)
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP’s innovations enable more than 293,500 customers worldwide to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. "
target: Fedem Technology AS
Fedem Technology AS is specialised in the field of dynamic simulations to assess the structural integrity and dynamic behavior of mechanical systems. Fedem Technology offers services in the areas of oil & gas, renewable energy, marine and mechanical industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Reaction Design merged with ANSYS, Inc.,

synopsis: ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Reaction Design, a leading developer of chemistry simulation software. Reaction Design's flagship product, CHEMKIN-PRO, is the gold standard for modeling and simulating gas-phase and surface chemistry.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,390.62)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: Reaction Design
Reaction Design, a San Diego, California-based software supplier, enables transportation manufacturers and energy companies to rapidly achieve their clean technology goals by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modeling solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2009 via BNC Analysis

Elliott Management Corp., Symphony Technology Group, acquired MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group and private investment firm Elliott Management Corp. have completed their acquisition of MSC Software Corp, a simulation and software services company.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and being a partner in building great software and services companies. "
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$383 [$234]
rev ($mm)
$234
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
closed 1/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Algor, Inc.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of analysis and simulation software. Autodesk announced its intent to purchase ALGOR for $34 million on December 17, 2008.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Algor, Inc.
ALGOR's software and services enable complex simulations on products ranging from mobile phones and printer cartridges to oil pipelines.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/4/2004 via BNC Analysis

ValueAct Capital Partners LP, will acquire MSC.Software Corporation

synopsis: MSC.Software Corp., a maker of mechanical computer-aided engineering software, said Monday that it received a letter from San Francisco-based ValueAct Capital Partners LP stating the firm's interest in taking MSC.Software private for $9 per share in cash.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is the global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products.
price ($mm)
$310
rev ($mm)
$253
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA

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