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X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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closed 12/6/2011 via Market Wire

HP, acquired Hiflex Software GmbH

synopsis: HP, the world's largest technology company, announced it has acquired Hiflex Software GmbH, a privately held global software solutions provider specializing in web-to-print and management information systems solutions for printing services. Founded in 1991, Hiflex is headquartered in Aachen, Germany.
buyer: HP (HPQ:$58,715.00)
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. "
target: Hiflex Software GmbH
Hiflex Software GmbH is a privately held global software solutions provider specializing in web-to-print and management information systems solutions for printing services. HIFLEX products include HIFLEX MIS, HIFLEX Print Support and its open Web-to-Print System called HIFLEX Webshop.
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announced 4/10/2013 via Reuters

PNI Digital Media, will acquire Quarterhouse Software

synopsis: PNI Digital Media, the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held QS Quarterhouse Software, Inc., an Austin, Texas based company that is a leading developer of web-based print on demand software for commercial printers and distributors.
buyer: PNI Digital Media (TSX:PN:$21.97)
The world's retailers rely on the PNI Digital Media Platform to sell personalized products. Their platform includes online, in-store kiosk and mobile software solutions enabling consumers to upload or create their own content for ordering as photo prints, photo books, photo calendars, and more. "
target: Quarterhouse Software
Quarterhouse Software is a leading developer of process management and analysis, ERP and commercial printing software solutions. Quarterhouse develops printing solutions, with a focus on online design, e-commerce, and custom web-to-print installations and products.
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$0.49
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closed 10/1/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., acquired Online Print Solutions

synopsis: EFI™, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that it has acquired Online Print Solutions ("OPS"), a leading innovator in the areas of web-to-print, dynamic publishing and cross-media marketing solutions.
buyer: Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII:$986.62)
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information, and enable businesses to increase profits, productivity, and efficiency."
target: Online Print Solutions
Online Print Solutions is a leader in the areas of web-to-print, dynamic publishing and cross-media solutions. With its broad product portfolio coupled with its advanced technology, it delivers an unmatched total solution to all organizations involved in the adding of value to ink on paper.
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$8.50
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ideagen Plc, acquired InspectionXpert Corporation

synopsis: Ideagen, a provider of quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software, has acquired InspectionXpert, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that has developed a digital quality inspection solution for the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector.
buyer: Ideagen Plc (AIM:IDEA:$59.46)
Ideagen provides quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software and expertise. With an excellent portfolio of software products, Ideagen helps leading brands improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk. "
target: InspectionXpert Corporation
InspectionXpert is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that has developed a digital quality inspection solution for the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector. Their inspection planning software has helped over 10,000 professionals save time creating their inspection plans.
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$6.00
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closed 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., acquired Ciiva

synopsis: Altium has completed the acquisition of Ciiva. The company is a cloud-based electronic component management system that is designed to transform the way that components are controlled and tracked throughout the product lifecycle management process.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. "
target: Ciiva
Ciiva has over 70 years of experience in the embedded and automotive electronics marketplaces. Ciiva's vision was to create and provide solutions and services that would revolutionise the way that companies think about, access and manage their product and part data.
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closed 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Loftware, Inc., acquired Gap Systems

synopsis: Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling Solutions, with over 5,000 customers in 100 countries, announced that it has acquired Gap Systems, a leading provider of SaaS based artwork management solutions headquartered in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Loftware, Inc.
Loftware, Inc. offers the industry’s most comprehensive labeling solution. It's enterprise software integrates SAP, Oracle and other enterprise applications to produce mission-critical barcode labels, documents, and RFID Smart tags across the supply chain. "
target: Gap Systems
GAP Systems are experts that created the SaaS based tool called SmartFlow, which enables brands & retail companies to significantly reduce their time to market & costs associated with New Product Development (NPD), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Packaging Labelling & Artwork management (LAM).
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announced 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Wipro Limited, will acquire International TechneGroup, Inc.

synopsis: India-based Wipro Limited, a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company, will acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company. ITI is a world leader in Computer Aided Design and Product Lifecycle Management interoperability software services.
buyer: Wipro Limited (BSE:507685:$8,437.32)
Wipro Limited, based in India, is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. They use cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help their clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful."
target: International TechneGroup, Inc.
International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) is a leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. ITI helps manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Hoerl Information Management GmbH, acquired asim GmbH

synopsis: Hoerl Information Management GmbH has acquired asim, an industrial product information management (PIM) software provider, from Comosoft GmbH. asim is among Europe's leading manufacturers of standardized, individually configurable PIM solutions. asim PIM makes it possible to manage product information from different data sources.
buyer: Hoerl Information Management GmbH
Hoerl Information Management are consultants, implementers and service providers of cross data management solutions. They help clients plan cross media business strategy with product information management, data management, cross media publishing, digital asset management and translation management."
target parent: Eversfrank Group
target: asim GmbH
asim – advanced system for information management – is among Europe's leading manufacturers of standardized, individually configurable product information management (PIM) solutions. asim PIM makes it possible to manage product information from different data sources.
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announced 6/21/2017 via CNW Group

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., will acquire Orckestra

synopsis: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Orckestra Inc., a leading Canadian-based provider of digital unified and omnichannel commerce solutions for the retail and manufacturing industry.
buyer: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX:MDF:$60.58)
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. is a Canadian leader in information technology, owner of several recognized web and mobile platforms including MERX, BidNet, ASC, InterTrade, Jobboom, Réseau Contact and Carrus. Mediagrif's e-commerce solutions are used by millions of consumers and businesses."
target: Orckestra
Orckestra is a leading provider of digital unified commerce and omnichannel retail solutions. The company offers a single commerce platform to create and manage the most engaging shopping experiences across the web, mobile and in-store.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, will acquire Polarion Software

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Polarion, developer of the first browser-based application lifecycle management (ALM) enterprise solution. Polarion is a leader in the ALM market, leveraging an open architecture, exhibiting state-of-art source code management and supporting the needs of open source development.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, "
target: Polarion Software
Since Polarion’s inception in 2004, their mission has been to help companies advance the development, governance and maintenance of software via a unified solution for Requirements, Quality, and Application Lifecycle Management.
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closed 8/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Inforbix, LLC

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, announced it has acquired certain assets of Inforbix, LLC. Inforbix is a software company focused on cloud-based SaaS solutions aimed at increasing the value of product data, productivity, and improved decision making for manufacturing-based companies.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help unlock the creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design and engineering professionals. "
target: Inforbix, LLC
Inforbix is a cloud solution that aggregates and exposes on-premise product data from multiple sources and locations without actually touching, moving, or migrating files to the cloud. Users access Inforbix with any standard web browser.
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closed 1/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Agentrics PLM merged with Trace One,

synopsis: Trace One, the European leader in online collaborative platforms for development of private label products and Agentrics - PLM, the Agentrics branch dedicated to support product lifecycle management, are merging their industry offerings.
buyer: Trace One
Trace One is the European leader in cloud collaborative platforms for retailers and manufacturers in the Consumer Packaged Goods sector. Its mission is to provide e-collaborative business platforms in SaaS-mode immediately accessible from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: Agentrics
target: Agentrics PLM
Agentrics is a global provider of business solutions for the supply and demand chain. It offers solutions covering spend management, sourcing, supply chain planning and replenishment, online collaboration and communication as well as private label product development and more.
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closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

DELMIA, acquired Intercim LLC

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Intercim LLC, a market leader in manufacturing and production operations management software solutions for advanced and highly regulated industries, have announced that Dassault Systèmes, through DELMIA, has acquired Intercim.
buyer parent: Dassault Systemes SA
buyer: DELMIA
DELMIA's Digital Manufacturing Products and Solutions allow manufacturers in any industry to virtually define, plan, create, monitor and control all production processes. "
target: Intercim LLC
Intercim is a demonstrated leader in manufacturing and production operations management software solutions for advanced and highly regulated industries.
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closed 4/26/2009 via PR Web

Waypoint Global, LLC, acquired PowerWay, Inc.

synopsis: Waypoint Global, LLC announced the acquisition of the assets of Powerway, Inc a leading developer of manufacturing software solutions for managing product and process quality.
buyer: Waypoint Global, LLC
Waypoint Global helps companies streamline business processes in product development. "
target: PowerWay, Inc.
Powerway, Inc. is the leading product community software provider to manufacturers and their supply chains that conform to industry and international quality standards.
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closed 4/26/2010 via BusinessWire

Astoria Software, Inc. merged with TransPerfect,

synopsis: TransPerfect, a world leader in translation services and technology, and Astoria Software, a leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS)/on-demand Component Content Management (CCM) software, announced that they have completed a merger.
buyer: TransPerfect
TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From 58 offices on 4 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide, with a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists. "
target: Astoria Software, Inc.
Astoria Software drives efficiencies in dynamic product documentation with on-demand delivery of structured content management. Astoria On-Demand reduces documentation costs up to 90% and compresses product launch cycles from months to weeks.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

AlphaGraphics, acquired Print Speak

synopsis: AlphaGraphics, Inc., an MBE Worldwide company, announced the acquisition of Print Speak by its parent company, U.S. Business Holdings, Inc.  Based in Australia, Print Speak is an integrated sales, marketing and business management platform for independent printers, print franchise groups and their franchisees.
buyer parent: Mail Boxes Etc. Worldwide (MBE)
buyer: AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 250 locations in 5 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products and solutions. "
target: Print Speak
Print Speak is an integrated sales, marketing and business management platform for independent printers, print franchise groups and their franchisees. Print Speak talks live to their existing systems, locations, team, prospects and customers to add value through insight, efficiency and automation.
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announced 5/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Bitstream Inc., will acquire Press-sense Ltd.

synopsis: Bitstream Inc. – a leading software development company with core competencies in browsing, font, and publishing technologies – announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Press-sense Ltd. Press-sense is a leading developer of business flow automation systems.
buyer: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language and on any device. "
target: Press-sense Ltd.
Press-sense is a developer of Business Flow Automation for the Print Industry™. Going beyond typical Web-to-print and MIS features, the company’s solutions enable commercial printers to provide value-added services, develop new revenue streams, strengthen client bonds, and reach new markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 6/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Ansira, acquired Brand Protection Agency

synopsis: Ansira Partners, Inc., a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Brand Protection Agency, a SaaS-based platform that provides manufacturers and brands with the ability to monitor, manage and communicate with their online reseller channels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Ansira
Ansira, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, specializes in the integration of local and national marketing programs through marketing automation, data analytics, CRM and integrated media. "
target: Brand Protection Agency
Brand Protection Agency (BPA) is a SaaS-based platform that provides manufacturers and brands with the ability to monitor, manage and communicate with their online reseller channels.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

Simparel Inc., acquired Shopfloor Support LLC

synopsis: Simparel, Inc., the innovator in next-generation information technology solutions for the fashion and consumer goods industries, announces the acquisition of Shopfloor Support LLC. Shopfloor offers a Wi-Fi Android based shop floor control system that redefines how manufacturers capture real time production data and helps increase productivity.
buyer: Simparel Inc.
Designed for the consumer goods industries, Simparel empowers manufacturers to scale their businesses by accelerating and improving performance across the entire business and global supply chain. Their solution combines ERP, PLM, SCM, SFC, and other productivity tools into a single business system. "
target: Shopfloor Support LLC
ShopFloor Support is a Wi-Fi Android based shop floor control system. Their product is simple to use and offers real-time production and payroll data collection, worker feedback and a plant management system that helps manufacturers increase productivity and improve shop floor control.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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closed 2/20/2018 via PR Newswire

International TechneGroup, Inc., acquired MechWorks S.R.L.

synopsis: International TechneGroup (ITI), the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems, has announced that it has acquired MechWorks s.r.l., a product data management vendor based in Bologna, Italy.
buyer: International TechneGroup, Inc.
International TechneGroup is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Their customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. "
target: MechWorks S.R.L.
MechWorks srl is a company in Bologna Italy that has been offering high-performance software since 1998 in the development of PDM/CAD/CAM vertical solutions, with an emphasis on technical Data management.
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closed 10/7/2010 via BNC Analysis

Versata Enterprises, Inc., acquired Think3, Inc

synopsis: Think3, Inc., a provider of design and modeling software, will join the family of Versata affiliated software companies. Think3 provides technology that links three separate design areas: the concept, its development, and the finished product.
buyer parent: Trilogy Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: Versata Enterprises, Inc.
Versata provides enterprise software solutions that deliver business results, performance and scalability while dramatically reducing IT spending. Versata's patented solutions decrease IT expenditures by leveraging open source technology, and accelerating value delivery to business customers. "
target: Think3, Inc
Founded in 1979 as Cad.Lab, Think3 is one of the leading world-wide players in the CAD and PLM market. Think3 helps manufacturing companies with unique technical solutions and customer support services designed to help producers optimize the entire product development process.
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announced 6/24/2016 via Reuters

Astorg Partners, will acquire Autoform

synopsis: French private equity group Astorg has agreed to acquire Swiss industrial software group Autoform, which makes software that helps carmakers to fashion sheet metal into new vehicles.
buyer: Astorg Partners
Astorg is an independent private equity fund management company, specializing in European midmarket buyouts with total funds of over €2 billion under management, and investing in businesses, often family-owned, with attractive growth prospects. "
target: Autoform
Autoform is a software that helps carmakers fashion sheet metal into new vehicles. They lead the way in the research and development process of design, engineering, and manufacturing.
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closed 8/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Cognex Corporation, acquired AQSense

synopsis: Cognex completed the acquisition of AQSense, a provider of 3D vision software based in Girona, Spain. AQSense develops and sells a library of field-tested 3D vision tools and a configuration software package that helps customers easily set up their 3D vision applications. The company’s software engineers will join Cognex’s 3D engineering team.
buyer: Cognex Corporation (CGNX:$798.04)
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to "see." "
target: AQSense
AQSense, is a provider of 3D vision software based in Girona, Spain. AQSense develops and sells a library of field-tested 3D vision tools and a configuration software package that helps customers easily set up their 3D vision applications.
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announced 9/24/2015 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., will acquire netfabb

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire netfabb from FIT AG. netfabb is a Lupburg, Germany-based developer of software solutions for industrial additive design and manufacturing. More than 80,000 designers, manufacturers, artists, researchers and developers worldwide use netfabb solutions as part of their 3D printing process.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. "
target parent: FIT AG
target: netfabb
netfabb provides innovative software solutions that reduce production costs and increases efficiency in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. netfabb software bridges the gap between content and machines and is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.
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closed 1/18/2017 via Market Wire

Vector Informatik, acquired Vector Software, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Informatik GmbH, the German-based specialist for the development and test of automotive electronics, has acquired 100% of the US company Vector Software, Inc. Vector Software specializes in automated embedded software testing in multiple industries.
buyer: Vector Informatik
Vector Informatik is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. "
target: Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world's leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software's VectorCAST test automation platform.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Altium Ltd., acquired Perception Software

synopsis: Altium has announced the completed acquisition of Perception Software, an industry leading provider of enterprise PLM integration solutions. As part of the acquisition, Perception Software will continue to operate independently as they bridge the data and information gap between EDA design teams and the enterprise supply chain.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Founded in 1985, Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. They has offices worldwide and around 400 employees and a rapidly growing network of channel partners. "
target: Perception Software
Perception Software was founded in 2006 with a mission to make manufacturers more productive by delivering EDA-to-Enterprise and Product Analytics solutions to decision-makers that help them design, build and support great products.
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closed 1/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Spectris Plc, acquired ReliaSoft

synopsis: Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, announces that it has acquired ReliaSoft Corporation, based in Arizona, USA. ReliaSoft is a leading provider of reliability engineering software, education, consulting and related services to product manufacturers and maintenance organisations around the world.
buyer: Spectris Plc (LSE:SXS:$2,024.02)
Spectris plc is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Spectris products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage and reduce time to market. "
target: ReliaSoft
ReliaSoft is a provider of reliability engineering software, education, consulting and related services to product manufacturers and maintenance organisations around the world. It provides innovative, high quality and technologically advanced solutions to its clients.
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closed 7/9/2013 via PR Newswire

CD-adapco, acquired Red Cedar Technology

synopsis: CD-adapco's Executive Vice-President Bill Clark announced the acquisition of Red Cedar Technology Incorporated. Red Cedar Technology helps companies discover better designs, faster. Their optimization software and services assist their clients in producing innovative solutions, reducing product development time and risks.
buyer: CD-adapco
CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. The scope of the company's activities extends well beyond software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in both CFD and FEA. "
target: Red Cedar Technology
Red Cedar Technology helps companies discover better designs, faster. Their optimization software and services assist their clients in producing innovative solutions, reducing product development time and risks, and meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
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closed 11/1/2019 via BusinessWire

PTC Inc., acquired Onshape

synopsis: PTC announced that it has completed the acquisition of Onshape, creators of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites robust computer aided design (CAD) with powerful data management and collaboration tools.
buyer: PTC Inc. (PTC:$1,255.63)
PTC is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create and service the "things"​ in the Internet of Things (IoT). Their ThingWorx platform gives developers the tools they need to capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by connected systems. "
target: Onshape
Onshape are creators of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites robust computer aided design (CAD) with powerful data management and collaboration tools.
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closed 3/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Sonda S.A., acquired PARS Produtos de Processamento de Dados Ltda.

synopsis: Sonda SA of Chile acquired the entire share capital of PARS Produtos de Processamento de Dados Ltda, a Rio de Janeiro-based provider of software solutions.
buyer: Sonda S.A. (SNSE:SONDA:$1,196.88)
SONDA is the leading Latin American IT services company, with a deep service commitment, a broad portfolio of solutions and a large geographical coverage. "
target: PARS Produtos de Processamento de Dados Ltda.
PARS Produtos de Processamento de Dados Ltda. provides software for engineers and architects. They provide 3D design software and geographical information systems.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2019 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired DfR Solutions

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired DfR Solutions, the leader in quality, reliability and durability solutions for the electronics industry. DfR Solutions offers Sherlock, an automated design reliability analysis software solution.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,390.62)
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. They bring clarity and insight to their customer's most complex design challenges through the broadest portfolio of fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools. "
target: DfR Solutions
DfR Solutions is the leader in quality, reliability and durability solutions for the electronics industry. DfR Solutions offers Sherlock, an automated design reliability analysis software solution. Their software and expertise maximize and accelerate product design for reliability and development.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vector Informatik, acquired Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH

synopsis: Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH (TA) has been acquired by Vector Informatik GmbH. Timing-Architects (TA) is an aspiring, awarded high-tech company, specialized on the evaluation and optimization of embedded multi- and many-core real-time systems
buyer: Vector Informatik
Vector Informatik is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. "
target: Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH
Timing-Architects (TA) is an aspiring, awarded high-tech company, specialized on the evaluation and optimization of embedded multi- and many-core real-time systems. They offer unique tool solutions and a comprehensive service portfolio to its customers of the automotive and mobile device domain.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Hexagon AB, acquired Forming Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, announced the acquisition of Forming Technology, a provider of innovative manufacturing software solutions designed to reduce the development time and material costs of sheet metal components.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,287.07)
Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon's solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems. "
target: Forming Technologies Inc.
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) serves original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance industries with sheet metal design, simulation, feasibility, and costing solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, purchased Oasys RealTime from Oasys Design Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corp. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Oasys Design Systems, Inc., creator of the Oasys RealTime RTL physical synthesis platform. The Oasys RealTime™ product helps SoC/ASIC design teams to realize improved quality of results and faster turnaround time for today’s complex SoCs, ASICs, and IP blocks.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
seller: Oasys Design Systems, Inc.
Oasys RealTime product helps SoC/ASIC (system on a chip/application-specific integrated circuit) design teams to realize improved quality of results and faster turnaround time for today’s complex SoCs, ASICs, and IP blocks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired SpringSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, has completed the acquisition of SpringSoft, a global supplier of specialized IC design software headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, through a follow-on merger to acquire all of the remaining outstanding shares of SpringSoft.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,231.44)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: SpringSoft, Inc.
SpringSoft is a global supplier of specialized automation technologies that accelerate engineers during the design, verification and debug of complex Synopsys, analog and mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, microprocessors, and SoCs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$393 [$285]
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
announced 1/20/2011 via Reuters

Danaher Corporation, will acquire EskoArtwork

synopsis: Industrial conglomerate Danaher Corp said it agreed to acquire digital packaging design firm EskoArtwork for about $470 million. EskoArtwork is a global provider of integrated solutions for packaging, signage and display finishing, printing and professional publishing.
buyer: Danaher Corporation (DHR:$20,077.50)
Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Professional Instrumentation, Medical Technologies, Industrial Technologies and Tools and Components. "
target parent: Axcel Industriinvestor A/S
target: EskoArtwork
EskoArtwork is a digital packaging design firm that makes pre-production software for packaging designers and manufacturers. Its product offerings include Structural Design & Manufacturing, Digital Flexo, Packaging Print Prepress, Commercial Print Prepress, 3D Applications and more.
price ($mm)
$475
rev ($mm)
$247
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Ricoh Co Ltd, will acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Ricoh Company, Ltd., a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$18,591.08)
Ricoh empowers companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability & boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, & industrial systems. "
target: ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. They are based in Hannover, Germany.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/15/2016 via PR Web

Raco Industries, acquired ToolWorx

synopsis: RACO Industries, an industry-leading integrator of mobile data collection solutions, ID card printing systems, mobile content deployment, wireless data and professional services, has acquired ToolWorx Information Products, a developer of automated data collection applications, specializing in lot/part traceability and label error proofing.
buyer: Raco Industries
RACO Industries is an integrator of mobile data collection solutions, ID card printing systems, wireless data and professional services. RACO’s business solutions encompass most barcoding, card, and GPS application to enhance productivity and services of the mobile workforce. "
target: ToolWorx
ToolWorx Information Products, Inc. is a developer of automated data collection applications, specializing in lot/part traceability and label error proofing. Their suite of products assists companies minimize the scope of a product recall or product defect investigation.
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