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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired newFASANT

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has acquired newFASANT, a Spanish provider of electromagnetic simulation software. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and radar cross section analysis.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: newFASANT
newFASANT is a Spanish provider of electromagnetic simulation software. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and placement, radar cross section (RCS) analysis, automotive V2V/ADAS, and infrared/thermal signatures.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

JUUL Labs, Inc., acquired Envenio

synopsis: JUUL Labs, with backgrounds in consumer technology, healthcare and biotech and developer and marketer for e-cigarettes has acquired Envenio. Envenio is a engineering company whose team includes experts in the fields of fluid mechanics and engineering software development.
buyer: JUUL Labs, Inc.
JUUL Labs was founded with the goal of improving the lives of the world's one billion adult smokers. With backgrounds in consumer technology, healthcare and biotech JUUL develops and markets e-cigarettes with goals to eliminate cigarettes. "
target: Envenio
Envenio is a engineering company whose team includes experts in the fields of fluid mechanics and engineering software development. Their Computational Fluid Dynamics software boost solution speeds using their unique computing design.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire Infolytica Corporation

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corporation, expanding the company’s simulation suite into electromagnetics (EM). Infolytica was one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency EM and its market-leading simulation software is used by manufacturers worldwide.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$96,231.58)
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis."
target: Infolytica Corporation
Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corporation is one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency EM and its market-leading simulation software is used by manufacturers worldwide to predict EM and thermal performance.
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closed 6/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired EMSS S.A. Ltd.

synopsis: Altair acquired 100 percent of EM Software & Systems – S.A.(Pty) Ltd and its international distributor offices in the United States, Germany, and China. This development adds the FEKO® solver to theHyperWorks® suite and strengthens the Altair simulation offering in the aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries in particular.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. "
target: EMSS S.A. Ltd.
EMSS was founded in 1994 as a company consulting in electromagnetic field analysis and antenna design. Through consulting services EMSS identified the local and international need in the aerospace, naval and automobile industries for the simulation of antennas on electrically large platforms.
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announced 7/21/2016 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, will acquire Computer Simulation Technology AG

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CST - Computer Simulation Technology AG, the technology leader in electromagnetic (EM) and electronics simulation, for approximately 220 million euros.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$4,387.64)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. "
target: Computer Simulation Technology AG
Computer Simulation Technology AG develops and markets high performance software for the simulation of electromagnetic fields in all frequency bands. CST's success is based on the implementation of leading edge technology in a user-friendly interface.
price ($mm)
$243
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closed 1/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Allpoint Systems LLC

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, has completed the acquisition of technology and a development team from Allpoint Systems LLC, a Pittsburgh, PA-based developer of software and solutions for collecting and processing LiDAR (laser) point cloud data.
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: Allpoint Systems LLC
Allpoint Systems, LLC is a software and data processing company that offers solutions to anyone who collects or processes LiDAR (laser) data. Founder Aaron Morris, a Carnegie Mellon University Robotics PhD, developed Allpoint’s core technology.
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closed 9/12/2012 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired OpenFOAM

synopsis: ESI Group announced the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd., the leader in the Open Source Computational Fluid Dynamics software segment, from SGI, the trusted leader in Technical Computing. ESI Group consequently becomes the owner of the OpenFOAM® trademark, widely recognized in automotive, energy, aerospace and other industry sectors.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. "
target parent: SGI
target: OpenFOAM
OpenCFD is the leader in open source CFD software and has a large, active user base across commercial engineering, science and the public sector. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications.
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$2.71
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closed 8/15/2011 via BusinessWire

SGI, acquired OpenFOAM

synopsis: SGI, a trusted leader in technical computing, announced that it has completed the acquisition of OpenCFD Ltd., the leader in open source computational fluid dynamics. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications.
buyer: SGI (SGI:$532.93)
SGI (Silicon Graphics International) a trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. It provides solutions for a wide range of industries including: Government, Financial Services, and more. "
target: OpenFOAM
OpenCFD is the leader in open source CFD software and has a large, active user base across commercial engineering, science and the public sector. OpenCFD is the developer of the OpenFOAM® software, consisting of over 80 solver and 170 utility applications.
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closed 4/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Modelon GmbH

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced its acquisition of Modelon GmbH, expert in “ready-to-experience” content for systems modeling and simulation which are strategic to transform the transportation and mobility industry.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$4,387.64)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. "
target parent: Modelon AB
target: Modelon GmbH
Modelon GmbH’s proprietary, multi-physics modular and reusable content—based on the Modelica open standard modeling language—brings industries beyond digital mock up to deliver functional mock up, transforming the engineering and experimentation of connected vehicles.
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announced 3/6/2020 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Lumerical Inc.

synopsis: Ansys, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, will acquire Lumerical Inc., a developer of photonic design and simulation software tools. The acquisition will add best-in-class photonics products to the Ansys multiphysics portfolio, providing customers with a full set of solutions to solve their product challenges.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,515.89)
Ansys is the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps clients solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target: Lumerical Inc.
Lumerical is a Canadian developer of photonic simulation software enabling product designers to understand light and predict how it behaves within complex structures, circuits, and systems. Lumerical allows scientists to create, test and optimize product designs without crafting physical prototypes.
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announced 6/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, will acquire Austemper Design Sys. Inc.

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Austin, Texas-based Austemper Design Systems Inc., a startup software company that offers analysis, auto-correction and simulation technology. This technology allows customers to test and harden IC (integrated circuit) designs for functional safety.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
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. "
target: Austemper Design Sys. Inc.
Austin-based Austemper Design Systems Inc. is a software company that offers analysis, auto-correction and simulation technology. This technology allows customers to test and harden IC (integrated circuit) designs for functional safety in applications such as automotive and industrial systems.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Optis

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision and physics-based visualization.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,515.89)
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: Optis
Headquartered in La Farlède, France, OPTIS develops physics-based software that simulates light and human vision. Other vendors consider the aesthetics of light, but OPTIS bases its solutions on real-world physics to give the most accurate simulation possible.
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closed 9/6/2011 via Market Wire

MSC.Software Corporation, acquired Free Field Technologies

synopsis: MSC Software Corporation has acquired Free Field Technologies (FFT). Recognized as the leader in the acoustics and NVH simulation software markets, FFT is a global software company providing solutions which address acoustics and NVH engineering challenges in automotive, aerospace, consumer products and a broad range of other industries.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is the worldwide leader of multidiscipline simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. "
target: Free Field Technologies
Founded in 1998, Free Field Technologies develops and supports Actran, a powerful software suite for acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modelling. Actran contains a wide set of acoustic features making it the CAE tool of choice for a diverse range of customers.
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announced 5/13/2019 via Company Press Release

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, will acquire SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH

synopsis: ZF plans to expand its network of cooperations and investments by acquiring 90 percent of the shares in Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH. SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH provides 2D/3D movement and behavior analysis software. SIMI® has more than 25 years of experience in developing high-end image-based Motion Capture and Analysis software.
buyer: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and transporation start-up companies. "
target: SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH
SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH provides 2D/3D movement and behavior analysis software. SIMI® has more than 25 years of experience in developing high-end image-based Motion Capture and Analysis software.
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closed 3/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Siemens AG, acquired Mentor Graphics Corporation

synopsis: With the recent closing of its acquisition of electronic design automation software leader, Mentor Graphics Corporation (Mentor), Siemens sets out to underscore the significant customer value it envisions for both Electronic Systems and Integrated Circuit design tools. Mentor is now part of Siemens' product lifecycle management software business.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$96,231.58)
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis."
target: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies.
price ($mm)
$4,500
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$1,142
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$184
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closed 2/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Luxoft, acquired Symtavision GmbH

synopsis: Luxoft Holding, Inc., a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, announced that it has acquired Symtavision GmbH, a provider of automotive software tools and consulting services focused on scheduling analysis, architecture optimization, and timing verification.
buyer parent: IBS Group
buyer: Luxoft (LXFT:$910.70)
Luxoft is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base. Luxoft’s software development services consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. "
target: Symtavision GmbH
Symtavision® provides market-leading tools and associated consulting/engineering services for system-level timing design and timing verification. Symtavision’s tools are used extensively in automotive electronics with support provided for key industry standards and automotive sectors.
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closed 4/26/2011 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, purchased COMET Acoustics from Comet Technology Corporation

synopsis: ESI Group has acquired Comet Technology's IP, including it's "COMET Acoustics" software for low frequency noise and vibration modeling. The acquisition will enable ESI and Comet Technology to work together on the development of the next generation of vibro-acoustic solvers.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for End-to-End Virtual Prototyping. "
seller: Comet Technology Corporation
Comet Technology Corporation's COMET Acoustics software is for low frequency noise and vibration modeling.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zemax Development Corporation merged with Radiant Imaging, Inc.,

synopsis: Two optical software and test & measurement companies based in Washington state, USA, have merged. The merger is between Redmond, WA-based Radiant Imaging, Inc. and Bellevue, WA-based Zemax Development Corporation.
buyer: Radiant Imaging, Inc.
Radiant Imaging is a provider of light and color measurement systems and services. Radiant's imaging colorimetry systems replicate, quantify, and extend human perception with broad application to lighting and display, R&D, and production process and quality control throughout myriad industries. "
target: Zemax Development Corporation
ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications. ZEMAX leads the industry in technical power, ease of use and proven accuracy.
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closed 4/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Insitu, Inc., acquired 2d3 Sensing

synopsis: Boeing has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc, specializing in motion imagery processing of critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms. The acquisition will allow integration of 2d3 Sensing’s video analysis and other capabilities, into Insitu and other Boeing platforms.
buyer parent: The Boeing Company
buyer: Insitu, Inc.
Insitu is a pioneer leader in the design, development, production and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), making them one of the fastest-growing companies in their industry. "
target parent: OMG Plc
target: 2d3 Sensing
2d3 Sensing develops and delivers technology built on unrivalled vision science expertise. They can extract information using nothing more than images alone and create, recreate, manipulate, combine, and enhance to bridge the space between the second and the third dimensions.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 5/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Overwatch Systems, acquired Visual Learning Systems

synopsis: Overwatch Systems today announced that it has acquired Visual Learning Systems (VLS) of Missoula, MT. The purchase became effective on April 28, 2006. VLS is the worldwide leader in automated feature extraction solutions (AFE) for geographic information systems (GIS).
buyer parent: Textron, Inc.
buyer: Overwatch Systems
Overwatch Systems provides a suite of integrated software tools that enable analysts to generate relevant, actionable intelligence faster and more effectively for the warfighter, first responder and policy maker. "
target: Visual Learning Systems
Visual Learning Systems, the worldwide leader in automated feature extraction solutions for geographic information systems (GIS), is an accomplished software and services supplier to customers in the fields of education, environment, and government.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired newFASANT

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has acquired newFASANT, a Spanish provider of electromagnetic simulation software. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and radar cross section analysis.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: newFASANT
newFASANT is a Spanish provider of electromagnetic simulation software. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and placement, radar cross section (RCS) analysis, automotive V2V/ADAS, and infrared/thermal signatures.
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closed 5/7/2020 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., purchased Wrap Software Business from WRAP International AB

synopsis: Altair has announced the acquisition of the WRAP software business from Swedish company WRAP International AB. WRAP software covers a wide range of applications with focus on controlling radio spectrum assets for maximum utilization, including radio planning, interference, and coverage calculations.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
seller: WRAP International AB
WRAP software covers a wide range of applications with focus on controlling radio spectrum assets for maximum utilization, including radio planning, interference, and coverage calculations. WRAP is a world-leading software technology for spectrum management and radio network planning.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired newFASANT

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has acquired newFASANT, a Spanish provider of electromagnetic simulation software. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and radar cross section analysis.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: newFASANT
newFASANT is a Spanish provider of electromagnetic simulation software. newFASANT’s solutions address a wide range of electromagnetic problems in areas such as antenna design and placement, radar cross section (RCS) analysis, automotive V2V/ADAS, and infrared/thermal signatures.
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closed 11/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired EDEM

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, announced the acquisition of DEM Solutions, makers of EDEM, the market-leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: EDEM
EDEM is the market-leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. Powered by state-of-the-art Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) technology, EDEM accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of bulk materials such as coal, mined ores, soil, tablet, and powders.
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closed 10/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Polliwog Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the rapidly growing electronics industry.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target: Polliwog Co. Ltd.
Established in 2000, Polliwog has provided the global electronics industry with unique sets of Electronic Design Automation software allowing the users to efficiently verify and evaluate their product designs. They are based in South Korea.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired SEAM

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, announced the acquisition of Cambridge Collaborative’s SEAM. SEAM software provides a method of analysis that is well-suited for studying the dynamic response of complex structures at mid and high frequencies.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing and data intelligence. It enables organizations to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. "
target parent: Cambridge Collaborative, Inc
target: SEAM
Cambridge Collaborative's SEAM® software provides a method of analysis that is particularly well-suited for studying the dynamic response of complex structures at mid and high frequencies. SEAM is used to predict interior noise and vibration, radiated noise and vibroacoustic environments.
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closed 11/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Datawatch Corporation

synopsis: Altair, a product design and development, engineering software and cloud computing software company, has acquired Datawatch, the data intelligence provider with market leading enterprise data preparation, predictive analytics and visualization solutions that fuel business analytics.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. "
target: Datawatch Corporation (DWCH:$40.30)
Datawatch Corporation is the data intelligence provider with market leading enterprise data preparation, predictive analytics and visualization solutions that fuel business analytics.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired SimSolid

synopsis: Altair has acquired SIMSOLID, a company that provides structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. "
target: SimSolid
SIMSOLID is structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
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closed 5/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired FluiDyna

synopsis: Altair has acquired Germany-based FluiDyna GmbH, a renowned developer of NVIDIA CUDA and GPU-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and numerical simulation technologies. Their core expertise lies particularly in the development and application of numerical and experimental methods of flow simulation and thermodynamics.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. "
target: FluiDyna
FluiDyna GmbH develops integrated hard- and software solutions. Its core expertise lies particularly in the development and application of numerical and experimental methods of flow simulation and thermodynamics.
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announced 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Altair Engineering Inc., will acquire CANDI Controls

synopsis: Altair has acquired all of the intellectual property assets of California-based CANDI Controls, Inc. Founded in 2009 with significant start-up capital, CANDI developed a modern platform which supports multiple data protocols for edge gateway computers to communicate with a constellation of IoT devices.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. "
target: CANDI Controls
CANDI Controls located in Oakland, CA connects devices and data in mainstream commercial buildings to cloud-based services for energy and facilities management. CANDI enables IoT administrative services, data gathering, mobile apps, API integration, web portals and gateways.
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closed 9/28/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Runtime Design Automation

synopsis: Altair has acquired Runtime Design Automation, a technology company specializing in scalable solutions for high performance computing. Runtime primarily serves customers leveraging electronic design automation tools to design semiconductor devices such as CPUs, GPUs, chipsets, and System on Chip integrated circuits.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. "
target: Runtime Design Automation
Runtime Design Automation is a technology company specializing in scalable solutions for high performance computing. Runtime primarily serves customers leveraging electronic design automation tools to design semiconductor devices such as CPUs, GPUs, chipsets, and System on Chip integrated circuits.
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closed 9/14/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Componeering Inc.

synopsis: Altair, a developer of simulation technology, has acquired Componeering Inc., a Helsinki, Finland-based technology company specializing in structural analysis and design of composite structures. Componeering is the developer of ESAComp composites simulation software.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. "
target: Componeering Inc.
Componeering Inc., is a Helsinki, Finland-based technology company specializing in structural analysis and design of composite structures. They are the developer of ESAComp composites simulation software.
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closed 6/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Carriots

synopsis: Altair has acquired Carriots S.L, an Internet of Things (IoT) technology company based in Spain. The company is the developer of Carriots®, a complete IoT application enablement platform (AEP) to rapidly connect and manage devices, collect and analyze data, and build intelligent applications together with enterprise business systems.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. "
target: Carriots
Carriots is an Internet of Things (IoT) technology company. The company is the developer of Carriots®, a complete IoT application enablement platform (AEP) to rapidly connect and manage devices, collect and analyze data, and build intelligent applications together with enterprise business systems.
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closed 5/24/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired MODELiiS

synopsis: Altair, a company focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance, has acquired MODELiiS, a supplier of electronic design automation software for circuit modeling, system design and simulation tools based in Grenoble, France.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. "
target parent: EASii IC
target: MODELiiS
MODELiiS is a supplier of electronic design automation software for circuit modeling, system design and simulation tools based in Grenoble, France. Their main products simulate C code behavior for various chips and include a very high-performance SPICE circuit simulator.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Polymorph merged with EMSS S.A. Ltd.,

synopsis: Mobile and Internet of things (IOT) app start-up Polymorph has merged with Stellenbosch-based EMSS Group. Polymorph develops mobile and IOT apps for a range of blue-chip clients, including Barclays, Capitec, Shoprite and HealthQ Technologies.
buyer parent: Altair Engineering Inc.
buyer: EMSS S.A. Ltd.
EMSS specialises in the field of electromagnetic simulation software and services. They develop internationally recognised products and consult to various large enterprises. Their R&D department designs and produces highly specialised RF equipment and antennas. "
target: Polymorph
Polymorph works smart to co-create and build mobile and IoT apps and solutions that deliver value for their clients and their customers. Polymorph has developed mobile and IOT apps for a range of blue-chip clients, including Barclays, Capitec, Shoprite and HealthQ Technologies.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Solid Iris Technologies

synopsis: Altair has acquired Solid Iris Technologies, a Greece-based technology company specializing in photorealistic rendering and visualization. The companies have built a relationship in the past, with Altair using Solid Iris' Thea Render technology to provide rendering functionality in its solidThinking Evolve concept design software.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. "
target: Solid Iris Technologies
Solid Iris Technologies is a leading company in providing solutions of photo-realistic rendering and visualization, with many years of expertise in the field. It has been formed as a limited liability company in 2012 and it has been expanding ever since.
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closed 5/10/2016 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Cedrat SA

synopsis: Altair has completed the acquisition of Cedrat SA and its New York-based wholly-owned subsidiary, Magsoft Corporation, expanding its electromagnetic and thermal simulation capabilities. With over 35 years of experience in electrical engineering, Cedrat is a leader in the field of simulating low frequency electromagnetics for electric motor design.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. "
target: Cedrat SA
Cedrat simulation software solutions include a wide range of electrical and mechatronic engineering applications to meet most user profiles. Suitable for R&D, design and optimisation, their software solutions provide the most accurate analysis of devices and systems.
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closed 4/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired AWE Communications GmbH

synopsis: Altair has acquired AWE Communications GmbH (AWE) based in Gärtringen, Germany. AWE was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the University of Stuttgart and the main focus has been the development of the WinProp Software Suite for wave propagation and radio network planning.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. "
target: AWE Communications GmbH
AWE Communications GmbH's main focus was the development of software tools for wave propagation and radio network planning. The headquarters of AWE were located in Gärtringen, Germany and the R&D and sales team were part of the Software Centre in Böblingen, Germany.
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announced 9/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., will acquire Click2Cast

synopsis: Altair announced the acquisition of Click2Cast, to which Altair will acquire 100 percent of Click2Cast's technology and employees. Altair will also now hold an office in Barcelona, Spain where Click2Cast is based. The addition of Click2Cast technology adds simple and quick casting simulation technology to the Altair suite of products.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. "
target: Click2Cast
Click2Cast is a casting process simulation software, allowing a complete simulation to be done in 5 simple steps and through a completely new and user-friendly interface. Click2Cast allows the users to enhance and optimize their manufactured components avoiding typical casting defects.
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closed 4/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Multiscale Design Systems, LLC

synopsis: Altair announced that it has completed the acquisition of Multiscale Design Systems, LLC, developer of MDS, a family of software products focused on micromechanics, microstructural optimization, and life prediction of complex materials.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. "
target: Multiscale Design Systems, LLC
Multiscale Design System is a platform designed for linking Continuum scale (MDS-C). It is based on more than 20 years of research on various aspects of multiscale science and engineering by Prof. Fish and his research group at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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announced 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., will acquire Visual Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Altair announced its intent to acquire Visual Solutions, Inc., makers of VisSim, an innovative visual language for mathematical modeling, simulation, and model-based embedded system development used by scientists and engineers around the world. Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,300 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. "
target: Visual Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Visual Solutions is the creator of VisSim™, an innovative visual language for mathematical modeling, simulation, and model-based embedded development. The company's corporate headquarters are in Westford, Massachusetts, located 45 minutes northwest of Boston.
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closed 9/23/2014 via BusinessWire

Stratasys Ltd., acquired GrabCAD

synopsis: Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of privately-held GrabCAD, Inc., a leading 3D CAD collaboration platform.
buyer: Stratasys Ltd. (SSYS:$688.10)
Stratasys Ltd., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. "
target: GrabCAD
GrabCAD is leading the Open Engineering movement, helping engineers get products to market faster by connecting people, content and technology. GrabCAD Workbench makes it easy for engineers to share files, work with partners and complete projects on time.
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closed 8/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Itasca Consulting Group, Inc., acquired Simulation Works, Inc.

synopsis: Itasca Consulting Group, Inc. has purchased Simulation Works, Inc. Simulation Works designs and develops the KUBRIX1® software used by design engineers and researchers in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, biomedical, petroleum and electronics industries to automate the more human-intensive and costly aspects of computer-aided engineering.
buyer: Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.
Itasca International Inc. is an employee-owned engineering firm that solves hydrogeological, geomechanics, and microseismological problems in many fields including the mining, civil, petroleum, waste isolation, and environmental industries. "
target: Simulation Works, Inc.
Simulation Works designs software that automate the most human intensive and costly aspects of Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering. Its products, KUBRIX® and the Rhino3D KUBRIX® Plug-in, serve the MCAE software and services market, and are used by engineers and researchers worldwide.
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closed 6/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Hawk Ridge Systems, L.L.C., acquired Next Level Engineering Services, LLC

synopsis: Hawk Ridge Systems, a leading worldwide reseller of SolidWorks® 3D design solutions, has acquired Canadian SolidWorks Reseller, Next Level Engineering Services. With the addition of Next Level Engineering Services, Hawk Ridge Systems has become the principal SolidWorks Reseller in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
buyer: Hawk Ridge Systems, L.L.C.
Hawk Ridge Systems is a leading worldwide SolidWorks reseller and innovator in 3D CAD Design Solutions. Founded in 1996, Hawk Ridge Systems has the largest worldwide team of SolidWorks engineering professionals with 45 Certified SolidWorks Engineers. "
target: Next Level Engineering Services, LLC
Next Level Engineering Services is a Canadian SolidWorks Reseller.
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closed 10/19/2009 via BusinessWire

Firehole Technologies, Inc., purchased CompositePro Software from Peak Composites, Inc.

synopsis: Firehole Technologies, Inc., a leader in advanced composite analysis and simulation, announced the acquisition of CompositePro from Peak Composites, Inc. The acquisition of CompositePro will allow Firehole to enhance and extend the composite design and analysis capabilities already available in the Helius portfolio.
buyer: Firehole Technologies, Inc.
Firehole Technologies supplies innovative computer-aided simulation software and services for composite materials to the aerospace, defense, automotive and energy industries. "
seller: Peak Composites, Inc.
Peak Composites (PCI) has been serving the composites industry since 1996 offering unique engineering solutions for composite material and structural applications. PCI customers number in the hundreds and include Boeing, NASA, Goodrich, Easton Sports, GE, and Halliburton.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Robobat

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Robobat for approximately $42.5 million in USD cash subject to a working capital adjustment.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Robobat
Robobat writes and distributes market leading analysis, design and drafting software solutions for structural engineers that help clients to integrate the various facets of the structural engineering process, thereby improving accuracy, efficiency and profitability.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 5/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Trimble Navigation Limited, acquired BitWyse Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Trimble announced today it has acquired the assets of privately-held BitWyse Solutions, Inc. of Salem, Massachusetts in an all-cash transaction. BitWyse is a leading data management company specializing in 2D and 3D software applications for engineering and construction plant design. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,255.00)
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. "
target: BitWyse Solutions, Inc.
BitWyse is a world leader in providing software that creates, manages, and integrates existing conditions and dimensional control data between data collection systems and engineering, design and viewing environments.
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closed 4/10/2006 via BusinessWire

Cranes Software International Limited, acquired Engineering Mechanics Research Corporation

synopsis: Cranes Software International Ltd., a global scientific and engineering software solutions provider, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Engineering Mechanics Research Corporation's (EMRC) U.S. operations. Cranes has agreed to pay a total consideration of US$ 1.5 million for EMRC, including its operations in India.
buyer: Cranes Software International Limited
Cranes Software is a global scientific & engineering products and solutions provider. The Company's business interests straddle products, services, RD in future technologies, training and high-end consultancy for engineers and scientist worldwide. "
target: Engineering Mechanics Research Corporation
For more than 29 years, EMRC has been one of the world leaders in engineering software and consulting. EMRC is a pioneer in the fields of finite element analysis and computer-aided-engineering.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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closed 1/6/2016 via Reuters

Glaser -isb cad- Programmsysteme GmbH, acquired Glaser -isb cad- Programmsysteme GmbH

synopsis: Nemetschek ag, a globally leading software provider for the AEC industry, has sold its 70% stake in Glaser -isb cad- programmsysteme gmbh, a company that develops programs and graphic solutions for structural engineering, to its CEO.
buyer: Glaser -isb cad- Programmsysteme GmbH
Glaser -isb cad- Programmsysteme GmbH designs and develops programs and graphic solutions for structural engineering. The company is based in Wennigsen, Germany. "
target parent: Nemetschek
target: Glaser -isb cad- Programmsysteme GmbH
Glaser -isb cad- Programmsysteme GmbH designs and develops programs and graphic solutions for structural engineering. The company is based in Wennigsen, Germany.
price ($mm)
$2.16*
rev ($mm)
$3
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1.2x
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closed 11/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Trimble Navigation Limited, acquired CSC World

synopsis: Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held CSC (UK) Ltd. headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom from ISIS Equity Partners LLP and senior management. CSC's products include software solutions for the analysis and design of steel and concrete buildings.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,255.00)
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
target: CSC World
CSC has been an innovative structural software and technical support provider to structural engineers for more than 35 years. Thousands of engineers across the globe choose CSC software for their structural design calculations, general analysis, and steel and concrete building design.
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closed 10/27/2011 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Elsys

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes announced the acquisition of Elsys, an innovative provider of interactive electrical engineering and disruptive multi-discipline generative schematics solutions. Elsys generative technology enables the automatic creation of millions of 2D schematics from functional-logical master data.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$4,387.64)
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. "
target: Elsys
Elsys provides innovative software and services to industries which develop products combining mechanical and electrical technologies and require specialized electrical diagram, bundle and harness design, and wiring applications.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired SimSolid

synopsis: Altair has acquired SIMSOLID, a company that provides structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$462.52)
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers. "
target: SimSolid
SIMSOLID is structural analysis software developed specifically for design engineers. SIMSOLID’s unique approach works directly on large CAD assemblies and complex part geometry and does not use a mesh.
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closed 8/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., acquired Upverter

synopsis: Electronic design software company Altium Limited announced that it has acquired Upverter, Inc., the developer of the world's first fully-cloud, fully- collaborative electronics design system. Based in Toronto, Canada Upverter's entire team of engineers, including its CEO and Co-Founder Zak Homuth, will join Altium.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium Limited is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. "
target: Upverter
Upverter is building browser-based electronic design tools focused on collaboration and usability. Specifically Upverter is building web-based, collaborative schematic capture and PCB layout software aimed at hobbyists, students and the open source hardware community.
price ($mm)
$5.56
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

SolidWorks Corp., will acquire Elecworks

synopsis: The French company Trace Software International announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of elecworks™, the software for designing electrical and automation projects, to Dassault Systèmes Solidworks, the world leader in 3D solutions.
buyer parent: Dassault Systemes
buyer: SolidWorks Corp.
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let users create, simulate, publish, and manage their data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help users design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. "
target parent: Trace Software
target: Elecworks
Elecworks, the French new electromechanical integrated design solution, not only helps electrical engineers produce schematic designs efficiently, but also provides them with a better design structure and true 3D models of the actual arrangements.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, acquired COMSA GmbH

synopsis: Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. Its LDorado suite is the leader in automotive harness design and engineering software in Germany.
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, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers. "
target: COMSA GmbH
COMSA Computer und Software GmbH is a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering.
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announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Schneider Electric SE, will acquire IGE+XAO Group

synopsis: Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, will acquire the IGE+XAO Group through its subsidiary Schneider Electric Industries SAS. The IGE+XAO Group designs, produces, sells, and supports a range of Computer Aided Design, Product Lifecycle Management and Simulation software dedicated to Electrical Engineering.
buyer: Schneider Electric SE (ENXTPA:SU:$29,436.38)
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, their technology, software and services improve the way their customers manage and automate their operations. "
target: IGE+XAO Group (ENXTPA:IGE:$35.72)
For over 31 years, the IGE+XAO Group has been a software publisher designing, producing, selling and supporting a range of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Simulation software dedicated to Electrical Engineering.
price ($mm)
$219
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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6.2x
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23.3x
closed 5/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Gold Standard Simulations Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, announced it has completed the acquisition of Gold Standard Simulations Ltd. (GSS), a leading provider of TCAD and EDA simulation solutions for design technology co-optimization (DTCO) of advanced process nodes.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,360.69)
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: Gold Standard Simulations Ltd.
Gold Standard Simulations is a provider of TCAD and EDA simulation solutions for design technology co-optimization of advanced process nodes. GSS is the leader in physical simulation of statistical variability, statistical compact model extraction and generation and statistical circuit simulation.
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closed 1/8/2007 via BusinessWire

FISHER/UNITECH, acquired Solid Insight

synopsis: FISHER/UNITECH, a leading engineering technologies firm serving the Midwest, has completed its acquisition of Solid Insight. The acquisition is expected to further extend FISHER/UNITECH’s leadership as a SolidWorks® 3D mechanical design software reseller and PLM consulting organization.
buyer: FISHER/UNITECH
FISHER/UNITECH provides Product Lifecycle Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The company's focus is on process improvement for product development. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software solutions to replace legacy systems. "
target: Solid Insight
Solid Insight has developed an extensive customer set and an excellent track record of over 200 successful CAD/CAM implementations. It's flagship product is SolidWorks® 3D, mechanical design software.
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closed 8/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., purchased Water Analysis Software from BOSS International, Inc.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has announced the acquisition of certain assets from BOSS International, Inc. to further expand its water resources analysis capabilities for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.
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. "
seller: BOSS International, Inc.
BOSS International provides the most powerful, comprehensive engineering software on the market today. Thier business is not only to provide cutting-edge software products, but to continually refine and improve those products as well.
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closed 11/20/2018 via BusinessWire

PTC Inc., acquired Frustum Inc.

synopsis: PTC announced that it has acquired Frustum, a company that offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs.
buyer: PTC Inc. (PTC:$1,255.63)
PTC is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the "things"​ in the Internet of Things (IoT). "
target: Frustum Inc.
Frustum offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Battery Ventures, acquired SigmaTEK Systems, LLC

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm, announced it has acquired software company SigmaTEK Systems, the maker of SigmaNEST, a “nesting” product with advanced CAD/CAM functionality that helps professional fabrication and manufacturing companies operate more efficiently on the shop floor.
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: SigmaTEK Systems, LLC
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, near the heart of the U.S. manufacturing belt. Founded in 1992, SigmaTEK provides software solutions to enhance efficiency and profitability for sheet metal, wood, and composite fabricators through its CAD/CAM nesting platform – SigmaNEST.
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Mobiquity Technologies
Mobiquity Technologies
Mobiquity Technologies, Inc., is a mobile first, next generation, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for data and advertising.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: ASX:ALU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altium Ltd.
Altium Ltd.
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$110.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.80
EBIT ($mm)
$32.00
Net Income ($mm)
$28.10
Employees
403
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Ticker: CNIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Information Technology, Inc.
China Information Technology, Inc., provides the CNIT Cloud Platform based on its proprietary Cloud-App-Terminal (CAT) model. The Company's cloud-based products include Cloud-based Education Platform (CEP), Information Distribution Platform (IDP), Online Ad Exchange Platform (OAEP), etc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$68.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($45.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1266
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Ticker: CDNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops electronic design automation software and hardware for worldwide. Its products and services are used to design and develop integrated circuits (ICs), and electronics systems.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,336.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$623.21
EBIT ($mm)
$500.42
Net Income ($mm)
$988.98
Employees
8078
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Ticker: AYX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alteryx
Alteryx
Alteryx is a leader in self-service data analytics. Alteryx provides analysts with the unique ability to easily prep, blend and analyze all of their data using a repeatable workflow, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights in hours, not weeks.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$309.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.04
EBIT ($mm)
$19.65
Net Income ($mm)
$30.06
Employees
1076
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Ticker: TSXV:DVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Divestco Inc.
Divestco Inc.
Divestco Inc. provides innovative geoscience solutions to Energy and Service companies worldwide. The company offers Software & Data, Seismic Processing, Geomatics, Seismic Data & Brokerage, and Land Services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.10
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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Ticker: AIM:CRON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cronin Group PLC
Cronin Group PLC provides medical research and development services. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and manufacture of small molecules and nano-materials utilizing proprietary chemistry. Cronin Group offers its services in the United Kingdom.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25
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Ticker: AIM:SPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1Spatial Holdings PLC
1Spatial Holdings PLC
1Spatial is a software solutions provider and global leader in managing geospatial data. They work with their clients to deliver real value by making data current, complete and consistent through the use of automated processes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$22.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
170
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Ticker: LKCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luokung Technology Corp.
Luokung Technology Corp.
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$21.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
111
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Ticker: OTCPK:CADY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Caddies, Inc.
Digital Caddies is one of the first cloud based content and media solutions for golf courses and golfers that provides unique access to golfers via an interactive tablet mounted in golf carts on golf courses. The system includes GPS-based course navigation and aerial fairway and green views.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: FARO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FARO Technologies, Inc.
FARO Technologies, Inc.
FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$325.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.56
EBIT ($mm)
$16.63
Net Income ($mm)
$16.45
Employees
1288
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Ticker: NATI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Instruments Corporation
National Instruments Corporation
National Instruments ("NI") is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,345.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$214.23
EBIT ($mm)
$170.75
Net Income ($mm)
$160.10
Employees
7263
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Ticker: ALTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altair Engineering Inc.
Altair Engineering Inc.
Altair transforms design and decision making by applying simulation, machine learning and optimization throughout product life cycles. Their broad portfolio of simulation technology and patented units-based software licensing model enable Simulation-Driven Innovation for their customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$462.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.53
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2950
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Ticker: ASX:ALU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Altium Ltd.
Altium Ltd.
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$110.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.80
EBIT ($mm)
$32.00
Net Income ($mm)
$28.10
Employees
403
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Ticker: DB:MUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mensch und Maschine Software SE
Mensch und Maschine Software SE
Mensch und Maschine Software (M+M) is a global supplier of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, Product Data Management and Building Information Modelling/Management software. M+M’s offers solutions for many industries, including mechanical and electrical engineering, architecture, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$204.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.26
EBIT ($mm)
$21.52
Net Income ($mm)
$12.28
Employees
818
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Ticker: SNPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, and in software quality and security testing with its Coverity solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,360.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$691.76
EBIT ($mm)
$549.12
Net Income ($mm)
$532.37
Employees
13896
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Ticker: CDNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. develops electronic design automation software and hardware for worldwide. Its products and services are used to design and develop integrated circuits (ICs), and electronics systems.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,336.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$623.21
EBIT ($mm)
$500.42
Net Income ($mm)
$988.98
Employees
8078
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4734
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being Co., Ltd.
Being Co., Ltd.
Being Co. Ltd. is a publicly traded software development company in Japan. Being has developed several highly successful software programs since its establishment in 1984. Their products include civil construction estimating software, critical chain project management software, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$54.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.81
EBIT ($mm)
$6.36
Net Income ($mm)
$4.55
Employees
356
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Ticker: ANSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS is the global leader of engineering simulation software. ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Their technology enables organizations to predict that their products will thrive in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,515.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$582.16
EBIT ($mm)
$521.64
Net Income ($mm)
$451.30
Employees
4100
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Ticker: TSE:6947
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zuken Inc.
Zuken's proprietary software and services have provided wide-reaching support for various manufacturing processes. These software and services are utilized by corporations across the globe engaged in the development of electronics, automobiles, industrial machinery and other cutting-edge products.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$233.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.46
EBIT ($mm)
$25.82
Net Income ($mm)
$19.65
Employees
1267
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dassault Systemes SA
Dassault Systemes SA
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,387.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,357.17
EBIT ($mm)
$924.77
Net Income ($mm)
$671.87
Employees
20394
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Ticker: XTRA:NEM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nemetschek
Nemetschek
Nemetschek, Munich, is a globally leading software provider for the AEC industry. With its 12 brands, the Nemetschek Group now serves more than 1.8 million users in 142 countries from more than 50 locations worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$599.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$134.58
EBIT ($mm)
$125.73
Net Income ($mm)
$133.28
Employees
2838
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Ticker: ENXTBR:AGFB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agfa Group
Agfa is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,012.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.08
EBIT ($mm)
$155.36
Net Income ($mm)
$45.62
Employees
9840
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Ticker: PTC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PTC Inc.
PTC Inc.
PTC is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things. The company’s ThingWorx® platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,255.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$195.09
EBIT ($mm)
$117.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6048
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Ticker: ECOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$115.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
697
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Ticker: TSXV:TKX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrackX Inc.
TrackX Inc.
TrackX, based in Denver, Colorado, is an enterprise Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software platform provider leveraging multiple auto-ID technologies for the comprehensive management of physical assets. TrackX’s Global Asset Management for the Enterprise (G.A.M.E.) enables the IIoT.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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