graphic software industry

closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
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closed 1/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Nova Development

synopsis: Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market with operations in Europe, North America and Asia, has acquired Calabasas, CA-based Nova Development, a worldwide developer and publisher of software products for Windows and Macintosh platforms.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a leading developer and global publisher of best-selling personal and professional software designed for utilities, office productivity, communications and mobility worldwide. "
target: Nova Development
Nova Development is a market leader in consumer software, ranking #1 in Home Graphics and numerous other categories in the U.S.. Nova publishes and distributes software titles for both Windows and Macintosh platforms, with nearly half of its sales resulting from products developed by the company.
price ($mm)
$38
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$32
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closed 11/5/2004 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, acquired Agfa Monotype Corp

synopsis: Agfa Monotype Corp., a worldwide provider of fonts and imaging technologies, and TA Associates, a leading private equity and buyout firm, today announced that TA Associates has purchased a majority interest in Agfa Monotype from Agfa Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of the Belgium-based Agfa-Gevaert Group.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target parent: Agfa Corp.
target: Agfa Monotype Corp (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, and software applications and operating systems.
price ($mm)
$169
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closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Overwatch Systems, acquired Paragon Imaging

synopsis: Overwatch Systems today announced that it has acquired Paragon Imaging of Woburn, Mass. The purchase became effective on Nov. 30, 2005. Paragon Imaging is now known as the Boston Operations of Overwatch.
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: Paragon Imaging
Paragon Imaging helped pioneer the field of commercially available image processing software. Specifically, Paragon Imaging has created a family of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software that complies to commercial standards and to the National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) standard.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

MAGIX Software GmbH, will acquire Sony Creative Software Inc.

synopsis: MAGIX Software GmbH, a German software and app provider, is acquiring a majority of the Sony Creative Software (SCS) products, which include an award-winning line of software for digital video, music, DVD, and audio production. The SCS products include the full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro product lines.
buyer: MAGIX Software GmbH
MAGIX, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, is a leading international provider of high-quality music and video software and digital content. The product range is targeted towards both laymen and professionals alike, going beyond the PC platform to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile apps. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony Creative Software Inc.
The Sony Creative Software products include the full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro product lines. Sony Creative Software is a leading provider of video and audio editing products for both consumers and professionals.
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closed 7/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Business Engine Corporation, acquired Xylogy Research

synopsis: Business Engine, a leading provider of project and portfolio management software solutions, announced the acquisition of Xylogy Research, a privately-held provider of graphical process management technology.
buyer parent: Planview
buyer: Business Engine Corporation
Business Engine is a market leader in portfolio management software solutions for IT and R&D organizations. Our solutions provide visibility and control across the entire portfolio and specialize in providing financial transparency into spend and performance. "
target: Xylogy Research
Xylogy is the leading provider of integrated governance tools that assist organizations with the challenges of managing large and complex projects.
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closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Maxon, acquired Redshift Rendering Technologies

synopsis: Maxon, the developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions, announced the acquisition of Redshift Rendering Technologies, a company that develops production-ready GPU accelerated rendering software.
buyer parent: Nemetschek
buyer: Maxon
MAXON is a leader in 3D animation software. Its award-winning products, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D, are used worldwide to create 3D animation and designs for feature films, television programs and commercials, live theater, music videos, web sites, as well as medical and scientific visualization. "
target: Redshift Rendering Technologies
Redshift Rendering Technologies Inc. develops production-ready GPU accelerated rendering software. With industry leading performance, Redshift makes the production of high-quality visual effects, animation and motion graphics faster, more economical and more accessible.
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closed 6/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Bitsquid

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. Multiple game developers have used the modern and flexible Bitsquid engine to create 3D games for next-generation consoles and PCs.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$4,386.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 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: Bitsquid
Bitsquid is a new high-end game engine, built from the ground up to focus on excellent multicore performance, cache friendly data layouts and advanced rendering techniques.
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closed 12/13/2013 via Company Press Release

ARM Ltd., acquired Geomerics Ltd.

synopsis: ARM Holdings has announced that they have acquired Geomerics, the leader in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. Geomerics delivers cutting-edge graphics technology to customers in the games and entertainment industries.
buyer: ARM Ltd. (ARM:$1,404.42)
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes embedded memories, video engines, etc. "
target: Geomerics Ltd.
Geomerics delivers cutting-edge graphics technology to customers in the games and entertainment industries. Geomerics' Enlighten technology is behind the lighting in best-selling titles including Battlefield 3, Need for Speed: The Run, Eve Online and Quantum Conundrum.
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closed 10/27/2016 via BusinessWire

Cognex Corporation, acquired EnShape GmbH

synopsis: Cognex acquired EnShape GmbH, a maker of advanced 3D vision sensors and software based in Jena, Germany. EnShape’s 3D sensors use patented area-scan technology for fast image capture at high resolution, and eliminate the need to mechanically move objects in front of the device as required with laser line scanners.
buyer: Cognex Corporation (CGNX:$798.04)
Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. "
target: EnShape GmbH
EnShape GmbH, is a maker of advanced 3D vision sensors and software based in Jena, Germany. EnShape’s 3D sensors use patented area-scan technology for fast image capture at high resolution.
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$7.69
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closed 10/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Software MacKiev, purchased Kid Pix from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: Software MacKiev, a developer and publisher of consumer and education software, announced that the company has purchased the Kid Pix software brand from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has enlisted the assistance of Kid Pix creator, Craig Hickman, in designing future editions. Kid Pix joins the company's HyperStudio® brand.
buyer: Software MacKiev
Software MacKiev is a leading developer and publisher of award-winning consumer and educational software, including Kid Pix®, HyperStudio®, The Print Shop® for Mac, Mavis Beacon® Teaches Typing, ClueFinders®, Edmark® Thinkin' Things, three Dr. Seuss titles, and more. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,050.80)
The world's largest provider of pre-K-12 solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning.
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closed 12/23/2009 via Company Press Release

Andor Technology plc, acquired Bitplane AG

synopsis: Andor Technology acquires Bitplane, a microscopic image processing software provider. Bitplane's existing management and employees will remain with the business which will continue to trade as Bitplane following completion.
buyer: Andor Technology plc
Andor Technology plc (Andor) is a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems. The company develops and manufactures a range of high performance digital cameras and their associated products for research and OEM markets. "
target: Bitplane AG
Through constant innovation and a clear focus on 3D & 4D imaging Bitplane actively shapes the way scientists process microscopic images.
price ($mm)
$13
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$5
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$1
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2.8x
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12.9x
closed 6/9/2009 via PR Newswire

IRDI-ICSO Private Equity, acquired VSG

synopsis: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing systems and software for complex image, sensor, and signal processing applications, announced that it signed a definitive agreement and closed on the sale of its Visualization Sciences Group to IRDI-ICSO Private Equity, based in Toulouse, France.
buyer: IRDI-ICSO Private Equity
IRDI-ICSO Private Equity is the largest independent regional actor in France, managing funds at risk (FCPR) and Investment Funds Proximity (FIP) to cover the needs for capital funding in the West and South of France and Northern Spain. "
target parent: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
target: VSG
VSG has been a leading vendor of interactive graphics software for over 20 years, delivering cross-platform solutions to professional developers and end-users.
price ($mm)
$12
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$11
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1.3x
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announced 2/23/2009 via BusinessWire

Wind River Systems, will acquire Tilcon Software Limited

synopsis: Wind River announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Tilcon Software Limited, a leading provider of software for creating and deploying graphical user interfaces in embedded devices. Founded in 1987 and located in Ottawa, Canada, Tilcon currently has 18 employees and is exclusively focused on embedded graphics solutions.
buyer: Wind River Systems
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. "
target: Tilcon Software Limited
Tilcon Software is a leading provider of graphical user interface software tools for embedded systems. Tilcon’s rich feature set, support for multiple platforms and extensive experience with real-time and embedded projects has resulted in and effective user interface solution used worldwide.
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closed 1/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Pegasus Imaging Corporation, purchased ImageGear(R) and NetVue(R) from AccuSoft Corporation

synopsis: Pegasus(R) Imaging Corporation, the world leader in digital imaging technology, announces the acquisition of AccuSoft(R) Corporation's imaging business in an eight-figure deal which includes the ImageGear(R) and NetVue(R) product lines.
buyer: Pegasus Imaging Corporation
Pegasus Imaging Corporation delivers digital imaging software development kits (SDKs), image compression, recognition, and image editing technologies. Technology is delivered as Microsoft .NET, ActiveX, and Silverlight controls, Windows Workflow Activity Libraries, DLLs and applications. "
seller: AccuSoft Corporation
AccuSoft has been providing customers with the tools and technology they need to develop powerful imaging, image-enabled, and data analysis applications. The company's technology is incorporated into thousands of applications used by over 50 million people worldwide.
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closed 5/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Realviz SA

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of REALVIZ S.A., the privately held developer of image-based content creation software. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$4,386.40)
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: Realviz SA
Realviz is a leading developer of image-based creation software, headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France. Realviz develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

mental images, purchased software development unit and select software tools from Luminova

synopsis: mental images®, a global leader in the fast-growing market for high-end 3D visualization software, and Luminova™, the specialized British-Australian system integrator for 3D custom visualizations, today announced that the Luminova software development unit has moved to mental images who also acquired select software tools from Luminova.
buyer: mental images
mental images is the recognized international leader in providing rendering software to the entertainment, computer-aided design, scientific visualization, architecture, and other industries that require sophisticated images. mental images GmbH is a privately held company based in Berlin, Germany. "
seller: Luminova
Luminova developed one of the world’s first ‘end to end’ 64bit production pipelines that has been heavily customized to allow massively large and complex scenes to be processed as single models, removing labor-intensive simplification or compositing tasks from the process.
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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

PTC, acquired ITEDO Software

synopsis: PTC, the Product Development Company™, has acquired ITEDO Software GmbH and ITEDO Software LLC (collectively, ITEDO), headquartered in Germany, for approximately $17 million in cash. With its market-leading IsoDraw family of products, ITEDO delivers comprehensive software solutions for creating and maintaining technical illustrations.
buyer: PTC (PTC:$1,835.83)
PTC provides leading Product Lifecycle Management software solutions to more than 35,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include many of the world's most innovative manufacturing companies. "
target: ITEDO Software
ITEDO Software is specialized in the development and sales of software solutions for technical illustration. Best known for their market-leading product, IsoDraw, ITEDO has revolutionized the process of creating and maintaining isometric technical illustrations.
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$17
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closed 12/28/2006 via BusinessWire

ULead Systems, Inc. merged with InterVideo, Inc.,

synopsis: Corel Corporation a leading global software provider, announced that its InterVideo subsidiary has completed its acquisition of Ulead Systems, Inc. InterVideo announced its intention to purchase Ulead in July 2006. On December 12, 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo and on December 28, 2006 completed the acquisition of the remaining Ulead shares.
buyer parent: Corel Corporation
buyer: InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. "
target: ULead Systems, Inc.
Ulead is a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and DVD authoring software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms. Ulead software is about personalizing digital media. Digital photos, video or audio; Ulead software allows users of all levels to create and share digital content.
price ($mm)
$22
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$1,103
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
0.0x
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2.2x
closed 4/25/2006 via BusinessWire

DAZ Productions, Inc., acquired Eovia Corporation

synopsis: DAZ Productions Inc., a leading developer of professional quality 3D models and software, today announced that it has acquired Eovia(TM) Corp., developer and publisher of leading 3D animation, modeling and rendering solutions, based in Mountain View, Calif.
buyer: DAZ Productions, Inc.
DAZ Productions, Inc. specializes in 3D digital content creation. DAZ is known for providing high-quality 3D models at the industry's most competitive prices. DAZ also develops software applications that support its content, including DAZ|Studio, a 3D character posing. "
target: Eovia Corporation
Eovia Corporation is dedicated to providing unique solutions for creative professionals as well as those just starting their journey into 3D. The company’s award-winning 3D modeling, animation, and rendering tools offer superior versatility, affordability and unmatched ease-of-use.
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Corel Corporation

Nova Development

Agfa Monotype Corp

Paragon Imaging

Sony Creative Software Inc.

Xylogy Research

Redshift Rendering Technologies

Bitsquid

Geomerics Ltd.

EnShape GmbH

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Bitplane AG

VSG

Tilcon Software Limited

AccuSoft Corporation

Realviz SA

Luminova

ITEDO Software

ULead Systems, Inc.

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