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announced 10/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Foretellix, will acquire Metamoto

synopsis: Israel-based Foretellix will acquire Metamoto, the developer of a cloud-based solution for testing and validation of automotive software. Incorporating Metamoto's expertise and technology will assist Foretellix in accelerating its roadmap, providing OEMs and Tier 1s with a best in class, simulator agnostic verification & Validation solution.
buyer: Foretellix
Israel-based Foretellix's mission is to enable measurable safety of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous vehicles. The company develops intelligent automation and analytic tools to orchestrate and monitor hundreds of millions of driving scenarios. "
target: Metamoto
Metamoto is the developer of a cloud-based solution for developing, testing, debugging, and validating automotive software. Its Simulation as a Service offering provides enterprise products and services for massively scalable, safe, scenario-based training and testing of autonomous system software.
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closed 10/24/2013 via Company Press Release

ESI Group, acquired CyDesign Labs, Inc.

synopsis: ESI Group announced the acquisition of CyDesign Labs, a company that owns a disruptive proprietary technology for advanced product design. Their platform helps engineers gather requirements, link them to system designs, explore the trade space of design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide objective guidance.
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: CyDesign Labs, Inc.
CyDesign Labs' platform helps engineers gather requirements, link them to system designs, explore the trade space of design alternatives, assess the viability of these alternatives, and provide objective guidance resulting in a much better final product.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

MSC.Software Corporation, acquired Simufact Engineering

synopsis: MSC Software announced the acquisition of Simufact Engineering. Simufact is an industry leader in simulation of metal forming and joining processes. Based on years of experience in metal processing technology, the company has proven to be an important partner for designing and optimizing manufacturing processes.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. "
target: Simufact Engineering
Simufact Engineering is a global provider of metal forming and joining simulation software and related services to manufacturing industries.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Newmerical Technologies Int.

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired the assets of Newmerical Technologies International (NTI), a premier developer of in-flight icing simulation software and associated design, testing and certification services.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,515.89)
ANSYS is the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software. ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. "
target: Newmerical Technologies Int.
Montreal-based Newmerical Technologies International (NTI) develops and markets advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and offers flow simulation services in the aerospace, architectural, automotive and marine industries.
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closed 7/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AVL LIST GmbH, acquired Dacolt International BV

synopsis: Graz-based AVL List GmbH, a high-tech company with operations around the world, has acquired innovative software specialist Dacolt, based in Maastricht, Netherlands. Within the scope of AVL’s Advanced Simulation Technologies, Dacolt will help to create new simulation applications in the field of industrial combustion.
buyer: AVL LIST GmbH
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has more than 8,050 employees all over the world. "
target: Dacolt International BV
Dacolt offers software and services for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling of industrial combustion applications, by providing innovative tools and expertise to support their customers in realising their fuel efficiency and pollutant emissions design goals.
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closed 10/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Honda Motor Company, acquired Drivemode

synopsis: Honda R&D, a research and development subsidiary of Honda, has acquired all of the outstanding shares of the California-based Drivemode, Inc., a startup that develops and operates smartphone-based connected services, excelling in multiple areas such as the development of the user interface and application as well as cloud-based technologies.
buyer: Honda Motor Company
Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment. "
target: Drivemode
Drivemode is a startup that develops and operates smartphone-based connected services, excelling in multiple areas such as the development of the user interface and application as well as cloud-based technologies.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Comet Group, will acquire Object Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: The Comet Group, a globally leading Swiss technology firm, will acquire Object Research Systems (ORS), a provider of 3D-visualization and analysis solutions for research and industrial applications in Canada. ORS' Dragonfly platform delivers volume rendering and advanced analysis functions. They also offer a powerful medical imaging solution.
buyer: Comet Group (SWX:COTN:$412.18)
The Comet Group is a globally leading Swiss technology firm. Comet develops and produces innovative high-tech components and systems based on x-ray and radio frequency (RF). The group manufactures RF matching networks, RF generators, x-ray modules, x-ray tubes, x-ray systems, and more. "
target: Object Research Systems, Inc.
Object Research Systems (ORS) is a provider of 3D-visualization and analysis solutions for research and industrial applications in Canada. ORS' Dragonfly platform delivers state-of-the-art volume rendering and advanced analysis functions. They also offer a powerful medical imaging solution.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

PDF Solutions, Inc., acquired StreamMosaic, Inc.

synopsis: PDF Solutions, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets, including all related IP, from StreamMosaic, Inc., a privately-held provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for the semiconductor industry.
buyer: PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS:$81.60)
PDF Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of yield improvement technologies and services for the IC manufacturing process life cycle. PDF Solutions offers solutions that are designed to enable clients to lower costs of IC design and manufacture, enhance time to market, and improve profitability. "
target: StreamMosaic, Inc.
StreamMosaic is a company focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for semiconductor industry. StreamMosaic's software products improve manufacturing processes to increase yield and lower costs
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announced 10/7/2019 via Company Press Release

SKF Group, will acquire Presenso

synopsis: SKF has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso Ltd., a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. Presenso’s AI capability enables production plants to find and act on anomalies that were previously difficult to detect, automatically and without the need to employ data scientists.
buyer: SKF Group (OM:SKF B:$8,924.31)
SKF Group is a world leader in rolling bearings and related technologies including sealing solutions, lubrication systems, mechatronics (combining mechanics and electronics into intelligent systems), and services. "
target: Presenso
Presenso Ltd. is a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. Presenso's AI capability enables production plants to find and act on anomalies that were previously difficult to detect.
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closed 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Siemens Digital Industries, acquired Vizendo

synopsis: Siemens Digital Industries, a German leader in automation and digitalization, has acquired Vizendo AB, the world’s leading provider of virtual operator training solutions for the automotive manufacturing industry. Vizendo's web-based and mobile solutions turns complex process instructions into easy-to-use, virtual training sessions.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens Digital Industries
Germany-based Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. "
target: Vizendo
Vizendo is the world’s leading provider of virtual operator training solutions for the automotive manufacturing industry. Vizendo turns complex process instructions into easy-to-use, virtual training sessions. Their web-based and mobile solution enables users to provide training at anytime.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

DivX, Inc., acquired AnySource Media

synopsis: DivX, Inc., a digital media company, announced it has acquired AnySource Media LLC, creator of a leading Internet Television streaming platform that allows users to directly connect their TV to a wide variety of content and services on the Internet, enabling hundreds of virtual on-demand channels.
buyer: DivX, Inc. (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--PC, television, and mobile. "
target: AnySource Media
AnySource Media is the creator of Internet Video Navigator(TM), a part of its Internet Television platform, which allows the television set to be directly connected to the Internet.
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closed 9/14/2015 via PR Web

Aleyant Systems, LLC, acquired Keen Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, announced it acquired San Francisco-based Keen’s web-to-print business. Aleyant’s acquisition includes Keen’s web-to-print technology platform, web-to-print customers and their name, logo and brand.
buyer: Aleyant Systems, LLC
Founded in 2005, Aleyant Systems is an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices. Its expertise lies in developing highly functional and flexible applications using the most current Web development technologies available. "
target: Keen Systems, Inc.
A venture­-backed, Silicon Valley start­up, Keen Systems enables print service providers to set up online stores to optimize business as the industry rapidly transitions to e­commerce.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired PRESTO Software

synopsis: ESI, a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services, has acquired PRESTO Software from Amoeba Technologies, Inc. PRESTO software offers the next generation of capabilities for cooling simulation and design optimization, a major concern for the electronics industry.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services with a strong foundation in the physics of materials and Virtual Manufacturing. ESI helps industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products. "
target: PRESTO Software
‘PRESTO’ software from AMOEBA offers the next generation of capabilities for cooling simulation and design optimization, a major concerns for the electronics industry.
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announced 2/22/2012 via Forbes

eBay, will acquire WHI Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: eBay has agreed to acquire WHI Solutions, a Rye Brook, New York-based provider of software and digital catalog solutions for auto parts distributors and retailers. The company said that the deal will enable its eBay Motors business to improve parts selection for customers while allowing sellers to reach more buyers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: WHI Solutions, Inc.
WHI Solutions provides web based eBusiness solutions to the Transportation Market. Its solutions include eCommerce, eCatalog, Distribution Management and Business Intelligence. Its core customers are Automotive and Heavy Duty Parts sellers and Service Providers.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Rockwell Automation, Inc., acquired Automation Control Products

synopsis: Rockwell Automation acquired Automation Control Products, a provider in centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software. ACP’s two core products, ThinManager and Relevance, provide manufacturing and industrial leaders with visual display and software solutions to manage information for a connected manufacturing environment.
buyer: Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK:$6,490.00)
Rockwell Automation is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. "
target: Automation Control Products
Automation Control Products is a leader in the automation industry, providing full-featured industrial thin client management and location-based mobility software. ACP is a privately-held company located in Alpharetta, GA with less than 30 employees.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

dSPACE, acquired Understand.ai

synopsis: dSPACE, the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles, has acquired understand.ai, an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles.
buyer: dSPACE
dSPACE is the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles. With a broad portfolio and cutting-edge technology, they are much in demand as a development partner in the automotive industry, aerospace and industrial automation. "
target: Understand.ai
Based in Germany, understand.ai is an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles. They focus on contributing to the qualitative perception of self-driving cars.
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closed 1/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Standard Cognition, acquired Explorer.ai

synopsis: Standard Cognition, which provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers, announced that it has acquired Explorer.ai, a mapping and computer vision start-up that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Both companies are based in San Francisco, CA.
buyer: Standard Cognition
Standard Cognition provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers. Available to any retailer, the Standard solution lets consumers shop and pay without waiting in line, scanning or stopping to check out. "
target: Explorer.ai
Explorer.ai is a mapping and computer vision start-up. They offer a unified mapping platform that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Explorer.ai is based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blancco Oy Ltd., acquired Xcaliber Technologies

synopsis: Blancco Technology Group has announced the acquisition of the remaining stake it does not already own in Xcaliber Technologies. The group has acquired the remainder of the share capital (51%) of Xcaliber Technologies LLC. Xcaliber Technologies makes SmartChk - SmartDevice Diagnostics product that helps diagnose problems with mobile devices.
buyer parent: Regenersis
buyer: Blancco Oy Ltd. (AIM:BLTG:$36.99)
Blancco Technology Group is a leading, global provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions. Blancco helps their clients' customers test, diagnose, repair and repurpose IT devices with the most proven and certified software. "
target: Xcaliber Technologies
Xcaliber Technologies makes SmartChk - SmartDevice Diagnostics product. Their solution helps Carriers, OEM's, Retailers diagnose problems with their customer's devices in a simple, consistent and speedy way.
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closed 5/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Shopify Inc., acquired Handshake Corp.

synopsis: E-commerce platform Shopify has acquired Handshake, a New York startup that offers a commerce platform for businesses that sell wholesale goods. The Handshake B2B Commerce platform makes buying and selling simple, intuitive and mobile. Sales reps and their customers can rapidly place orders on any device, anywhere, anytime.
buyer: Shopify Inc. (SHOP:$1,179.37)
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. "
target: Handshake Corp.
Handshake is the B2B eCommerce platform that helps manufacturers and distributors grow. The Handshake B2B Commerce platform makes buying and selling simple, intuitive and mobile. Sales reps and their customers can rapidly place orders on any device, anywhere, anytime.
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announced 10/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Foretellix, will acquire Metamoto

synopsis: Israel-based Foretellix will acquire Metamoto, the developer of a cloud-based solution for testing and validation of automotive software. Incorporating Metamoto's expertise and technology will assist Foretellix in accelerating its roadmap, providing OEMs and Tier 1s with a best in class, simulator agnostic verification & Validation solution.
buyer: Foretellix
Israel-based Foretellix's mission is to enable measurable safety of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous vehicles. The company develops intelligent automation and analytic tools to orchestrate and monitor hundreds of millions of driving scenarios. "
target: Metamoto
Metamoto is the developer of a cloud-based solution for developing, testing, debugging, and validating automotive software. Its Simulation as a Service offering provides enterprise products and services for massively scalable, safe, scenario-based training and testing of autonomous system software.
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announced 10/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Foretellix, will acquire Metamoto

synopsis: Israel-based Foretellix will acquire Metamoto, the developer of a cloud-based solution for testing and validation of automotive software. Incorporating Metamoto's expertise and technology will assist Foretellix in accelerating its roadmap, providing OEMs and Tier 1s with a best in class, simulator agnostic verification & Validation solution.
buyer: Foretellix
Israel-based Foretellix's mission is to enable measurable safety of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous vehicles. The company develops intelligent automation and analytic tools to orchestrate and monitor hundreds of millions of driving scenarios. "
target: Metamoto
Metamoto is the developer of a cloud-based solution for developing, testing, debugging, and validating automotive software. Its Simulation as a Service offering provides enterprise products and services for massively scalable, safe, scenario-based training and testing of autonomous system software.
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announced 10/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Foretellix, will acquire Metamoto

synopsis: Israel-based Foretellix will acquire Metamoto, the developer of a cloud-based solution for testing and validation of automotive software. Incorporating Metamoto's expertise and technology will assist Foretellix in accelerating its roadmap, providing OEMs and Tier 1s with a best in class, simulator agnostic verification & Validation solution.
buyer: Foretellix
Israel-based Foretellix's mission is to enable measurable safety of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous vehicles. The company develops intelligent automation and analytic tools to orchestrate and monitor hundreds of millions of driving scenarios. "
target: Metamoto
Metamoto is the developer of a cloud-based solution for developing, testing, debugging, and validating automotive software. Its Simulation as a Service offering provides enterprise products and services for massively scalable, safe, scenario-based training and testing of autonomous system software.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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announced 11/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, will acquire Volume Graphics GmbH

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, will acquire Volume Graphics, a German leader in the industrial computed tomography software industry. Volume Graphics' software is used for quality assurance in product development and production for a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,474.69)
Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes. "
target: Volume Graphics GmbH
Volume Graphics is a German company that develops leading software for the analysis and visualization of industrial 3D computed tomography (CT) data. Volume Graphics' software is used by manufacturers for quality assurance in product development and production.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

dSPACE, acquired Understand.ai

synopsis: dSPACE, the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles, has acquired understand.ai, an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles.
buyer: dSPACE
dSPACE is the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles. With a broad portfolio and cutting-edge technology, they are much in demand as a development partner in the automotive industry, aerospace and industrial automation. "
target: Understand.ai
Based in Germany, understand.ai is an AI technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for autonomous vehicles. They focus on contributing to the qualitative perception of self-driving cars.
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closed 1/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Standard Cognition, acquired Explorer.ai

synopsis: Standard Cognition, which provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers, announced that it has acquired Explorer.ai, a mapping and computer vision start-up that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Both companies are based in San Francisco, CA.
buyer: Standard Cognition
Standard Cognition provides the most flexible AI-powered autonomous checkout solutions for brick & mortar retailers. Available to any retailer, the Standard solution lets consumers shop and pay without waiting in line, scanning or stopping to check out. "
target: Explorer.ai
Explorer.ai is a mapping and computer vision start-up. They offer a unified mapping platform that realizes safe autonomous transportation everywhere. Explorer.ai is based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 4/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Danlaw Inc., acquired Rapita Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Danlaw, Inc., a global connected vehicle, automotive electronics and embedded engineering enterprise, has acquired Rapita Systems Ltd., a leading provider of real-time verification solutions for aerospace and automotive embedded systems.
buyer: Danlaw Inc.
Danlaw's 300+ engineering professionals have been providing automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEM's and their Tier-1 supply base for over 28 years. Their customers include Automotive OEMs, automotive electronics suppliers, fleet and automotive insurance companies worldwide. "
target: Rapita Systems Ltd.
Rapita Systems Ltd. specializes in providing on-target software verification solutions for large, critical real-time embedded software systems in the avionics, space and automotive electronics markets.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ford Motor Company, acquired SAIPS

synopsis: Ford Motor Co., a global automotive industry leader, has acquired SAIPS, an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles. SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$158,654.00)
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. "
target: SAIPS
SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. They are an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Yokogawa Electric Corporation, acquired Grazper Technologies ApS

synopsis: Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric Corporation has acquired Grazper Technologies ApS. Headquartered in Denmark, Grazper has developed advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for analyzing images, and Yokogawa aims to leverage these technologies within its various existing businesses and to develop new industrial AI solutions.
buyer: Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TSE:6841:$3,771.08)
Tokyo-based Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The company's various areas of business, including industrial automation, life innovation, aviation, and others, provide essential instruments and equipment with precision and reliability."
target parent: Promentum Equity Partners
target: Grazper Technologies ApS
Copenhagen-based Grazper is a software company that develops AI-based technologies and solutions. The company possesses advanced AI-based technologies for image analysis and a solution that allows AI software to run efficiently on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA), a type of integrated circuit.
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announced 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., will acquire QTronic GmbH

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. will acquire QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' product portfolio of automotive solutions serving the needs of automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,399.76)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. "
target: QTronic GmbH
Germany-based QTronic is a provider of tools for virtual validation of automotive software. Their flagship products include Silver, a virtual Electronic Control Unit platform that transfers development tasks from road and test rigs to PCs, and TestWeaver, an intelligent test automation solution.
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closed 3/23/2012 via PR Newswire

MicroMax, Inc. merged with Danlaw Inc.,

synopsis: Danlaw, Inc., a global provider of automotive electronics and embedded engineering services, announced it has acquired embedded software tool maker and services provider MicroMax, Inc. Upon completion of this merger, the companies will comprise North America's most innovative and comprehensive automotive embedded software solutions provider.
buyer: Danlaw Inc.
Danlaw's 300+ engineering professionals have been providing automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEM's and their Tier-1 supply base for over 28 years. Their customers include Automotive OEMs, automotive electronics suppliers, fleet and automotive insurance companies worldwide. "
target: MicroMax, Inc.
MicroMax, Inc. is an embedded software tool maker and services provider for large and mid-sized companies that design and manufacture electronic controls systems. Their services and products are targeted to model-based development processes as well as traditional software development processes.
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closed 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired PI-VR

synopsis: Autodesk has completed the acquisition of PI-VR, a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. Autodesk intends to integrate Autodesk technologies into the PI-VR platform, while continuing to sell, support and enhance the PI-VR product line.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,424.50)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: PI-VR
PI-VR is a privately held German software company that specializes in sophisticated real time visualization technology used primarily in the automotive industry. The PI-VR enterprise is established and leading the field of developing software solutions for high-end virtual reality.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Simpleware Ltd.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Simpleware Ltd., a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$3,399.76)
Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. Synopsys is a global leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. "
target: Simpleware Ltd.
Simpleware Ltd. is a privately held, leading provider of software products for the conversion of 3D scan data into high-quality computer models used for engineering design and simulation.
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closed 10/4/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Tesla Motors, Inc., acquired DeepScale

synopsis: Autonomous vehicles are set to revolutionize the concept of transport. To capitalize on the changing dynamics of the auto industry, Tesla acquired DeepScale, a California-based computer vision startup, in order to develop fully driverless cars. DeepScale is a CA-based computer vision startup that offers AI software for vehicles called Carver21.
buyer: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA:$24,941.43)
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars. "
target: DeepScale
DeepScale is a CA-based computer vision startup that offers AI software for vehicles called Carver21. Carver21 offers a portfolio of perception software modules that give Tier-1s and OEMs the flexibility they need to create modular, scalable ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems).
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closed 7/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

AB Dynamics, acquired rFpro

synopsis: AB Dynamics (ABDP), a global supplier of advanced automotive test systems, has acquired rFpro, a driving simulation software specialist in the UK. rFpro provides driving simulation software for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, ADAS and vehicle dynamics.
buyer: AB Dynamics (AIM:ABDP:$59.91)
AB Dynamics (ABDP) is a global supplier of advanced automotive test systems. ABDP provides high quality test equipment to the automotive industry. They design and manufacture specialised systems for a wide range of applications, from validation and durability to active safety and autonomous driving."
target: rFpro
rFpro is a driving simulation software specialist in the UK. rFpro provides driving simulation software for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, ADAS and vehicle dynamics. rFpro help their clients to accelerate development, testing and validation.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vector Informatik, acquired TESIS GmbH

synopsis: Vector, a German software and vehicle electronics specialist, has acquired TESIS, a German company that specializes in simulation solutions for virtual road testing. TESIS' solutions allow users to test drive cars and commercial vehicles in a virtual environment. They offer simulations for test drives, valet parking, vehicle dynamics, and more.
buyer: Vector Informatik
Vector Informatik GmbH is a German software and vehicle electronics specialist. Vector offers a wide range of products for conducting tests on the system, function and code levels of distributed embedded systems. Their tools and services allow engineers to simplify the development process. "
target: TESIS GmbH
TESIS is a German company that specializes in simulation solutions for virtual road testing. TESIS' solutions allow users to test drive cars and commercial vehicles in a virtual environment. They offer simulations for test drives, valet parking, vehicle dynamics, driver assistance, and more.
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closed 11/15/2017 via PR Web

ClearMotion, Inc., purchased Active Motion Control Business from Bose

synopsis: ClearMotion acquired the Active Motion Control Business from Bose Corporation, a research company that develops sound solutions. The business includes Project Sound, a pioneering active suspension system as well as Bose Ride, a seat system that actively counteracts road disturbances. ClearMotion also acquired other predictive road-sensing software.
buyer: ClearMotion, Inc.
ClearMotion’s road-sensing technology is enabling the next-generation user experience for cars. A venture-backed automotive technology company, ClearMotion’s breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain. "
seller: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, and automotive industries. Their Active Motion Control Business includes Project Sound, a pioneering active suspension system as well as Bose Ride, a seat system that actively counteracts road disturbances.
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announced 8/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, will acquire TASS International

synopsis: Siemens PLM Software, a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, will acquire TASS International, a provider of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of-the-art testing and certification facilities and services for the automotive industry.
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: TASS International
TASS International supports the global automotive industry in the creation of safer and smarter vehicles. TASS offers a set of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of-the-art testing and certification facilities and services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, acquired VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH

synopsis: Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced the acquisition of VIRES, a German-based, leading provider of simulation software solutions that support the development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and fully autonomous driving technology.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,474.69)
Hexagon is a leading provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity & quality across geospatial & industrial landscapes. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge & customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable info. "
target: VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH
VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH provides simulation solutions for the automotive, railroad and aerospace industries. Their product, VIRES Virtual Test Drive, is used for the development and testing of advanced driver assistance and active safety systems, leading to solutions for automated driving.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Safe Technology

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced the acquisition of Safe Technology Ltd., the technology leader in fatigue simulation for predicting product durability.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,061.43)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. "
target: Safe Technology
Safe Technology is the technical leader in the design and development of durability analysis software and is dedicated to meeting its customers' most demanding applications. It develops and sells fe-safe™, the leading fatigue analysis software suite for finite element models.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

RPlan, acquired IPO.Plan GmbH

synopsis: Actano, the provider of the leading scheduling and resource planning software RPlan, has acquired IPO.Plan. IPO.Plan ensures maximum added value in complex manufacturing and assembly processes. IPO.Plan's software, IPO.Log, is a planning and visualization tool that features new-generation software integrating virtual reality, simulation and CAD.
buyer: RPlan
The RPlan modular software suite supports clients to manage and optimize the Product Development Process through Schedule Management, Resource Management, Project Controlling, Reporting, and other modules which support the methodology of Collaborative Project Management. "
target: IPO.Plan GmbH
IPO.Plan ensures maximum added value in complex manufacturing and assembly processes. Their software, IPO.Log, is a planning and visualization tool that features new-generation software integrating virtual reality, simulation and CAD.
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