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ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Zemax

synopsis: Ansys. Inc. announced it plans to acquire Kirkland, Washington-based Zemax, a high-performance optical imaging system simulation company. Ansys said Zemax aligns with its growing portfolio of simulating optical- and photonics-enabled products.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Zemax
Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software. Zemax helps companies achieve a qualified design more efficiently by streamlining the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

EQT, acquired Zemax

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners and EQT announced that EQT has acquired Zemax Software Holdings, LLC., a leading global provider of optical and illumination design software, from Arlington Capital. Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Zemax
Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software. Zemax helps companies achieve a qualified design more efficiently by streamlining the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.
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closed 10/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired Zemax

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners announced the acquisition of the Zemax division of Radiant Zemax. Zemax is the preeminent provider of optical and illumination design software; Zemax’s OpticStudio software platform allows users to rapidly design, tolerance and simulate sophisticated optical or illumination systems.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government contracting, federal and commercial IT and engineering services, aerospace/defense, healthcare services and business services & outsourcing. "
target parent: Radiant Zemax
target: Zemax
Zemax delivers design software, training and support services that set the standards for the optical and illumination design industry. Zemax’s OpticStudio software platform allows users to rapidly design, tolerance and simulate sophisticated optical or illumination systems.
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closed 10/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Optical Research Associates

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, has acquired Optical Research Associates (ORA®), a leading provider of optical design software and optical engineering services.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$4,077.21)
Synopsys, Inc. is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market. "
target: Optical Research Associates
Optical Research Associates delivers innovative solutions to the optics industry. With its CODE V® and LightTools® software products, ORA is one of the world's leading developers of optical design and analysis software.
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closed 5/19/2021 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Phoenix Integration

synopsis: Ansys has acquired Phoenix Integration, Inc., the premier provider of software that enables model-based engineering and model-based systems engineering. The acquisition will expand the scope of Ansys' solution offering, enabling users to connect a range of engineering tools in multi-tool workflows for broad and robust model-based engineering.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target: Phoenix Integration
Phoenix Integration’s ModelCenter is the framework for Model Based Engineering. ModelCenter is a vendor-neutral software platform for creating and automating multi-tool workflows, optimizing product designs, and enabling Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
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closed 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Aavid Thermalloy, acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc.

synopsis: Aavid Corporation announced it has acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc. Qfinsoft specializes in developing software for the simulation of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and combustion processes. Its Qfin software is widely used in fluid flow and thermal management applications and its Qled software is a solid state lighting applications.
buyer: Aavid Thermalloy
For over 50 years, Aavid has been the world leader in thermal management solutions and the partner of choice for electronics companies focused on introducing next generation products to market faster, with greater reliability, and increased functionality. "
target: Qfinsoft Technology Inc.
As a company Qfinsoft Technology Inc has many years of consulting experience in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid flow and combustion processes. These technical capabilities have lead to the development of several commercial products and simulation software packages.
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closed 9/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Brook Street Investments, acquired Phoenix Integration

synopsis: Brook Street Investments, an Ardmore, PA-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Phoenix Integration in connection with Mr. Scott Woyak, a co-founder and incoming chief executive officer of the design-integration software and services company.
buyer: Brook Street Investments
Brook Street Investments, L.L.C. (BSI), based in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, is an operationally focused private equity firm that invests in small to middle market, closely held manufacturing and service companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. "
target: Phoenix Integration
Phoenix Integration commands a leadership position in flexible, scalable, high-performance enterprise solutions for engineering process integration and design optimization.
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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.
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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:$509.97)
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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announced 11/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire Solido Design Automation Inc.

synopsis: Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Saskatoon, Canada-based Solido Design Automation Inc., a leading provider of variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies worldwide.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$71,143.59)
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. "
target: Solido Design Automation Inc.
Solido Design Automation Inc. is a leading provider of variation-aware design and characterization software to technology companies worldwide, enabling them to design, verify, and manufacture more competitive products than ever before.
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closed 5/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired Nimbic, Inc

synopsis: Mentor Graphics announced that it has acquired Nimbic, a leading provider of Maxwell-accurate, 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulation solutions. Nimbic's high-performance high-end simulation capability and ability to accurately calculate complex electromagnetic fields will expand and strengthen Mentor's chip-package-board simulation portfolio.
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: Nimbic, Inc
Nimbic is a leading provider of Maxwell-accurate, 3D full-wave electromagnetic simulation solutions. Nimbic's nWave 3D field solver enables signal integrity, power integrity and EMI analysis for chip-package-board design.
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closed 10/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired Extreme DA Corp.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, has completed the acquisition of Extreme DA™, a privately held company that develops software to improve integrated circuit design performance, power consumption and manufacturing yields.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$4,077.21)
Synopsys, Inc. is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market. "
target: Extreme DA Corp.
Extreme DA is a privately held electronic design automation (EDA) company focused on variation-aware parametric yield analysis, optimization, and specification sign-off of integrated circuit (IC) designs before transfer to manufacturing.
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closed 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

EMA Design Automation, Inc., acquired DesignAdvance

synopsis: EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced that it has acquired DesignAdvance and all of its intellectual property.
buyer: EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation offers leading product development solutions including electronic design automation tools, a complete range of product lifecycle management systems, consulting services, training, and technical support. "
target: DesignAdvance
DesignAdvance Systems Inc. develops innovative electronic design software tools that reduce the amount of time it takes to design electrical and mechanical products.
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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:$509.97)
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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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:$1,800.53)
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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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:$1,800.53)
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 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 5/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Synopsys, Inc., acquired RSoft Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held RSoft Design Group, Inc., a leading provider of photonics design and simulation software headquartered in Ossining, New York.
buyer: Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS:$4,077.21)
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation, supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. "
target: RSoft Design Group, Inc.
RSoft Design Group, Inc.'s software is used to design and optimize optical telecommunications components, as well as in the design and simulation of complete optical telecommunication systems and networks.
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closed 4/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Hexagon AB, acquired CADLM SAS

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions, has acquired CADLM SAS, a company focused on computer-aided engineering (CAE) with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,548.82)
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions. The company is putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. "
target: CADLM SAS
Founded in 1989, France-based CADLM develops computational design and optimization methods for industrial products and processes. Since 2014, CADLM has been developing AI and machine learning solutions.
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closed 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Hexagon Metrology, Inc., acquired New River Kinematics

synopsis: Hexagon Metrology has acquired New River Kinematics (NRK), a US based engineering company that specializes in 3D analysis software for portable metrology applications. Founded in 1994, NRK completely revolutionized coordinate measurement with the first metrology software to introduce a three dimensional graphic environment for portable metrology.
buyer parent: Hexagon AB
buyer: Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. It more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations. "
target: New River Kinematics
New River Kinematics (NRK) is an engineering company that develops and supports high quality, portable metrology software solutions. SpatialAnalyzer® (SA), their flagship offering, is used to address a broad spectrum of challenges related to large scale measurement with portable metrology devices.
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announced 8/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Zemax

synopsis: Ansys. Inc. announced it plans to acquire Kirkland, Washington-based Zemax, a high-performance optical imaging system simulation company. Ansys said Zemax aligns with its growing portfolio of simulating optical- and photonics-enabled products.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Zemax
Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software. Zemax helps companies achieve a qualified design more efficiently by streamlining the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

EQT, acquired Zemax

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners and EQT announced that EQT has acquired Zemax Software Holdings, LLC., a leading global provider of optical and illumination design software, from Arlington Capital. Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Zemax
Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software. Zemax helps companies achieve a qualified design more efficiently by streamlining the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.
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closed 10/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired Zemax

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners announced the acquisition of the Zemax division of Radiant Zemax. Zemax is the preeminent provider of optical and illumination design software; Zemax’s OpticStudio software platform allows users to rapidly design, tolerance and simulate sophisticated optical or illumination systems.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government contracting, federal and commercial IT and engineering services, aerospace/defense, healthcare services and business services & outsourcing. "
target parent: Radiant Zemax
target: Zemax
Zemax delivers design software, training and support services that set the standards for the optical and illumination design industry. Zemax’s OpticStudio software platform allows users to rapidly design, tolerance and simulate sophisticated optical or illumination systems.
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announced 8/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Zemax

synopsis: Ansys. Inc. announced it plans to acquire Kirkland, Washington-based Zemax, a high-performance optical imaging system simulation company. Ansys said Zemax aligns with its growing portfolio of simulating optical- and photonics-enabled products.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Zemax
Zemax enables its customers to more efficiently and accurately design optical components through its physics-based optimization and design software. Zemax helps companies achieve a qualified design more efficiently by streamlining the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.
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closed 5/19/2021 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Phoenix Integration

synopsis: Ansys has acquired Phoenix Integration, Inc., the premier provider of software that enables model-based engineering and model-based systems engineering. The acquisition will expand the scope of Ansys' solution offering, enabling users to connect a range of engineering tools in multi-tool workflows for broad and robust model-based engineering.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. "
target: Phoenix Integration
Phoenix Integration’s ModelCenter is the framework for Model Based Engineering. ModelCenter is a vendor-neutral software platform for creating and automating multi-tool workflows, optimizing product designs, and enabling Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
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announced 10/26/2020 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Analytical Graphics, Inc.

synopsis: Ansys, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), a premier provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) is a premier provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense, telecommunication and intelligence applications. AGI has pioneered digital mission engineering, a key component of digital transformation.
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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:$1,800.53)
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 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Livermore Software Technology Corporation is the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology. LS-DY­NA is a gen­er­al-pur­pose fi­nite el­e­ment pro­gram ca­pa­ble of sim­u­lat­ing com­plex re­al world prob­lems.
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closed 5/1/2019 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired DfR Solutions

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired DfR Solutions, the leader in quality, reliability and durability solutions for the electronics industry. DfR Solutions offers Sherlock, an automated design reliability analysis software solution.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. They bring clarity and insight to their customer's most complex design challenges through the broadest portfolio of fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools. "
target: DfR Solutions
DfR Solutions is the leader in quality, reliability and durability solutions for the electronics industry. DfR Solutions offers Sherlock, an automated design reliability analysis software solution. Their software and expertise maximize and accelerate product design for reliability and development.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Granta Design Ltd

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, will acquire Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology. The acquisition expands ANSYS' portfolio into this important area, giving ANSYS customers access to material intelligence, including data that is critical to successful simulations.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: Granta Design Ltd
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Granta Design products include GRANTA MI, the leading system for enterprise materials information management and CES Selector, which enables users to explore the impact that different materials have on the behavior of their products.
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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:$1,800.53)
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 11/15/2017 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired 3DSIM

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired 3DSIM, the developer of premier additive manufacturing simulation technology. The acquisition of 3DSIM gives ANSYS the industry's only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: 3DSIM
3DSIM develops powerful simulation software for metal additive manufacturing. 3DSIM's software tools empower manufacturers, designers, materials scientists and engineers, to achieve their objectives through simulation-driven innovation rather than physical trial and error.
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closed 7/11/2017 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc.

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. CEI's flagship product, EnSight, is the premier solution for analyzing, visualizing and communicating simulation data.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: Computational Engineering International, Inc.
Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), has 28 employees and more than 750 customers around the world. Its flagship product, EnSight, is the premier solution for analyzing, visualizing and communicating simulation data.
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closed 11/3/2016 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired KPIT medini Technologies AG

synopsis: ANSYS announced that it has acquired Berlin-based KPIT medini Technologies AG, a provider of systems safety analysis solutions. Medini develops solutions for systems safety analysis and reliability engineering. Its flagship solution, medini™ analyze, implements core functional safety analysis activities and integrates them with existing workflows.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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 parent: KPIT
target: KPIT medini Technologies AG
KPIT medini Technologies AG, a technology company, is engaged in offering solutions and tools for system analysis and design, and development of embedded software based systems. Medini develops solutions for systems safety analysis and reliability engineering.
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closed 9/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Delcross Technologies, LLC

synopsis: ANSYS, a leader of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Delcross Technologies, a premier developer of computational electromagnetic simulation and radio frequency system analysis software. This enables ANSYS users to understand how antennas interact within their operating environments.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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. "
target: Delcross Technologies, LLC
Delcross Technologies, LLC is a computer aided engineering (CAE) software company with three commercial software products for the simulation of RF cosite interference, installed antenna performance and radar signatures.
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announced 6/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Gear Design Solutions, Inc. will be merged with ANSYS, Inc.,

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Gear Design Solutions, Inc., a provider of big data analytics. Gear develops and markets a purpose-built big data platform to solve problems confronting next-generation semiconductor and electronic system designs.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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. "
target: Gear Design Solutions, Inc.
Gear Design Solutions develops and markets a big data platform that solve the problems confronting semiconductor and electronic system designs. Gear's innovative big data system scales across any high performance compute fabric enabling rapid feedback towards meaningful design changes.
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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:$1,800.53)
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 4/30/2014 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired SpaceClaim Corporation

synopsis: ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired SpaceClaim Corporation, a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim offers the first powerful and easy-to-use 3-D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: SpaceClaim Corporation
SpaceClaim Corporation is a leading provider of fast and intuitive 3-D modeling software for engineers. SpaceClaim offers the first powerful and easy-to-use 3-D modeling tool that can be utilized by any engineer during the product development process.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 1/3/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Reaction Design merged with ANSYS, Inc.,

synopsis: ANSYS, a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Reaction Design, a leading developer of chemistry simulation software. Reaction Design's flagship product, CHEMKIN-PRO, is the gold standard for modeling and simulating gas-phase and surface chemistry.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: Reaction Design
Reaction Design, a San Diego, California-based software supplier, enables transportation manufacturers and energy companies to rapidly achieve their clean technology goals by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modeling solutions.
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closed 4/3/2013 via GlobeNewswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Evolutionary Engineering AG

synopsis: ANSYS, Inc. announced that it has acquired EVEN – Evolutionary Engineering AG, a leading provider of composite analysis and optimization technology relying on cloud computing. Since EVEN is a leader in composite simulation, this acquisition emphasizes the high priority ANSYS is giving to this emerging technology.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: Evolutionary Engineering AG
EVEN – Evolutionary Engineering AG is a leader in composite analysis and optimization technology relying on cloud computing. EVEN also provides best-in-class engineering services in composites applications and in other areas in its fields of expertise.
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announced 5/29/2012 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Esterel Technologies S.A.

synopsis: ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation, and Esterel Technologies S.A., a leading provider of embedded software simulation solutions for mission critical applications, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby ANSYS will acquire Esterel Technologies.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: Esterel Technologies S.A.
Esterel Technologies is the worldwide leader of model-based design, verification and code generation tools for critical system and software development. Esterel is supported by channel and service partners worldwide.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Apache Design Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: ANSYS, Inc. announced the Company has successfully completed the acquisition of Apache Design Solutions, Inc., a leading simulation software provider for advanced, low-power solutions in the electronics industry. Apache's software enables engineers to design power-efficient devices while satisfying ever-increasing performance requirements.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. "
target: Apache Design Solutions, Inc.
Apache Design Solutions, Inc., is the leading provider of innovative power analysis and optimization software solutions that enable the design of power-efficient, high-performance, noise-immune integrated circuits, or ICs, and electronic systems.
price ($mm)[EV]
$287 [$258]
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
29.3x
closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Ansoft Corporation

synopsis: ANSYS, Inc. announced that the global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes has successfully completed the acquisition of Ansoft Corporation.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS, Inc. develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. ANSYS focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop. "
target: Ansoft Corporation
Ansoft Corporation is a leading developer of high performance EDA software. The software is based on more than twenty-five years of research and development from the world's leading experts in electromagnetics, circuit, and system simulation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$759 [$729]
rev ($mm)
$98
EBITDA ($mm)
$36
EV / rev
8.4x
EV / EBITDA
22.9x
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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announced 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., will acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. They bring clarity and insight to their customer's most complex design challenges through the broadest portfolio of fast, accurate and reliable simulation tools. "
target: Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Livermore Software Technology Corporation is the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology. LS-DY­NA is a gen­er­al-pur­pose fi­nite el­e­ment pro­gram ca­pa­ble of sim­u­lat­ing com­plex re­al world prob­lems.
price ($mm)
$775
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closed 9/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Aras Corporation, acquired Comet Solutions

synopsis: Aras, the leader in open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, announced that it has acquired Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of best-in-class software for simulation process management.
buyer: Aras Corporation
Aras offers the next-generation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. The Aras PLM platform helps manage today's business of engineering. "
target: Comet Solutions
Comet Solutions provides software and services that simplify the complex process of engineering product systems. Using Comet’s technology, manufacturers are able to reuse complex simulations in order to scale the application and use of simulation results.
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closed 9/27/2012 via BusinessWire

MSC.Software Corporation, acquired e-Xstream engineering

synopsis: MSC Software announced the acquisition of e-Xstream engineering. e-Xstream is the leader in advanced materials simulation used across industries to engineer innovative material systems and enable their optimal use to boost product performance.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: MSC.Software Corporation
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. "
target: e-Xstream engineering
e-Xstream engineering is a software & engineering services company focused on the multi-scale modeling of composite materials & structures. They help their customers, material suppliers and material users to reduce the cost and time needed to engineer innovative materials and products.
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closed 5/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd., acquired Analytical Methods, Inc.

synopsis: Fluid dynamics software provider and consultant Analytical Methods, Inc. has been acquired by Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (IAI). IAI is a recognized leader in the development of military and commercial aerospace technology.
buyer: Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is globally recognized as a leader in the development of both military and commercial aerospace technology. "
target: Analytical Methods, Inc.
Analytical Methods, Inc., has provided Computational Fluid Dynamics software and consulting services since 1971. Our engineers have an average of 17 years experience and skills that span aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, propulsion and aero elasticity.
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closed 9/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Delcross Technologies, LLC

synopsis: ANSYS, a leader of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Delcross Technologies, a premier developer of computational electromagnetic simulation and radio frequency system analysis software. This enables ANSYS users to understand how antennas interact within their operating environments.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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. "
target: Delcross Technologies, LLC
Delcross Technologies, LLC is a computer aided engineering (CAE) software company with three commercial software products for the simulation of RF cosite interference, installed antenna performance and radar signatures.
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closed 6/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Tektronix, Inc., acquired TDA Systems

synopsis: Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced it has acquired TDA Systems of Lake Oswego, Oregon, a provider of interconnect analysis software tools.
buyer: Tektronix, Inc.
Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, consumer electronics, and education industries -- as well as military/aerospace, semiconductor, and a broad range of other industries worldwide. "
target: TDA Systems
TDA Systems provides integrated, efficient, easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for measurement-based performance evaluation of gigabit interconnect links and devices, including signal integrity analysis and modeling, impedance, S-parameter and eye diagram compliance testing & fault isolation.
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closed 11/15/2017 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired 3DSIM

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired 3DSIM, the developer of premier additive manufacturing simulation technology. The acquisition of 3DSIM gives ANSYS the industry's only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: 3DSIM
3DSIM develops powerful simulation software for metal additive manufacturing. 3DSIM's software tools empower manufacturers, designers, materials scientists and engineers, to achieve their objectives through simulation-driven innovation rather than physical trial and error.
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announced 11/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, will acquire LMS International

synopsis: Siemens announced the intent to acquire LMS International, a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software. The business activities of LMS will be integrated into the Siemens PLM Software business unit, creating a portfolio of products that will provide manufacturing companies with a next-generation product development environment.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. "
target: LMS International
LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. With 30 years of experience, LMS helps customers get better products to market faster and turn superior process efficiency into key competitive advantages.
price ($mm)
$862
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closed 4/15/2015 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired Ciespace Corporation

synopsis: ESI Group has acquired Ciespace’s Technology Assets for Cloud Based CAE Modeling. The Ciespace platform is a result of many years of pioneering development. It is the first commercially available CAE Cloud solution with modeling capabilities built entirely on an open, web services platform.
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: Ciespace Corporation
The Ciespace platform is a result of many years of pioneering development. It is the first commercially available CAE Cloud solution with modeling capabilities built entirely on an open, web services platform.
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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 9/4/2012 via BusinessWire

CyDesign Labs, Inc., acquired deltatheta UK Limited

synopsis: CyDesign Labs, Inc., the developer of the CyDesign platform for model-based design optimization, announced the acquisition of deltatheta UK Limited, a technology leader in Modelica-based modeling and simulation tools. The deltatheta acquisition complements CyDesign’s unique cloud-based solution set.
buyer: 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. "
target: deltatheta UK Limited
Based in Coventry, the heart of the UK automotive industry, deltatheta UK Limited was founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing Modelica modelling technology into the engineering design and development process. Its software offerings are Converge and Vertex.
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announced 9/28/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Dassault Systemes SA, will acquire EXA Corporation

synopsis: Exa Corporation, a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to be acquired by Dassault Systèmes. EXA Corporation’s visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers produce better vehicles and equipment.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,323.17)
Dassault Systèmes provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Its solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. "
target: EXA Corporation (EXA:$72.69)
EXA Corporation’s visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers produce better vehicles and equipment. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product.
price ($mm)[EV]
$374 [$357]
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
258.0x
closed 7/11/2017 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc.

synopsis: ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. CEI's flagship product, EnSight, is the premier solution for analyzing, visualizing and communicating simulation data.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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: Computational Engineering International, Inc.
Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), has 28 employees and more than 750 customers around the world. Its flagship product, EnSight, is the premier solution for analyzing, visualizing and communicating simulation data.
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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:$509.97)
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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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:$509.97)
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 9/28/2012 via BusinessWire

AspenTech, purchased PSVPlus software from Softbits Consultants, Ltd.

synopsis: Aspen Technology, Inc. announced that it has acquired the PSVPlus software product from Softbits Consultants, Ltd. Energy, chemical, and engineering and construction companies use PSVPlus to model pressure relief scenarios and size pressure relief valves in process plants, based on industry standard procedures.
buyer: AspenTech (AZPN:$590.18)
AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – for energy, chemicals, engineering and construction, and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process. "
seller: Softbits Consultants, Ltd.
Energy, chemical, and engineering and construction companies use PSVPlus to model pressure relief scenarios and size pressure relief valves in process plants, based on industry standard procedures. Modeling of pressure relief valves helps to ensure proper safety and reliability of process plants.
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closed 11/3/2016 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired KPIT medini Technologies AG

synopsis: ANSYS announced that it has acquired Berlin-based KPIT medini Technologies AG, a provider of systems safety analysis solutions. Medini develops solutions for systems safety analysis and reliability engineering. Its flagship solution, medini™ analyze, implements core functional safety analysis activities and integrates them with existing workflows.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,800.53)
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 parent: KPIT
target: KPIT medini Technologies AG
KPIT medini Technologies AG, a technology company, is engaged in offering solutions and tools for system analysis and design, and development of embedded software based systems. Medini develops solutions for systems safety analysis and reliability engineering.
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closed 8/5/2021 via PR Newswire

Datacor, Inc, acquired Chemstations, Inc.

synopsis: Chemstations, a worldwide leader in process simulation software serving the process industries, has been acquired by Datacor, a leading provider of process manufacturing and chemical distribution software.
buyer: Datacor, Inc
Datacor is a leading provider of process manufacturing and chemical distribution software that helps professionals maximize productivity, use data as a competitive advantage and drive smarter business growth. "
target: Chemstations, Inc.
Chemstations is a worldwide leader in process simulation software, supplying the process industries and associated fields. The offer CHEMCAD, an integrated suite of intuitive chemical process engineering software, to increase the productivity and profitability of the chemical engineer's tasks.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired S&WISE Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, announced the acquisition of S&WISE Co., Ltd., a Seoul-based leading provider of polyurethane foaming simulation. S&WISE accurately simulates the injection, foaming, and gelling processes.   
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$509.97)
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: S&WISE Co., Ltd.
S&WISE Co., Ltd. is a Seoul-based leading provider of polyurethane foaming simulation. S&WISE accurately simulates the injection, foaming, and gelling processes, accounting for the important effects of chemical reactions during the process.
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Ticker: AIM:IQG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IQGeo
IQGeo
IQGeo is a global developer of geospatial productivity and collaboration software. IQGeo IQGeo’s mobile-first geospatial software improves productivity and collaboration across enterprise planning, design, construction, maintenance and sales processes for telecoms and utility network operators.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$11.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
71
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,800.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$621.50
EBIT ($mm)
$523.43
Net Income ($mm)
$457.37
Employees
4900
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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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,312.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.42
EBIT ($mm)
$99.45
Net Income ($mm)
$15.50
Employees
7000
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$509.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.29
EBIT ($mm)
$17.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3050
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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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,077.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$909.65
EBIT ($mm)
$755.40
Net Income ($mm)
$753.52
Employees
15036
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,682.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$800.42
EBIT ($mm)
$654.77
Net Income ($mm)
$590.64
Employees
8800
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,458.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$305.11
EBIT ($mm)
$251.68
Net Income ($mm)
$130.69
Employees
6243
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$130.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.67
EBIT ($mm)
$9.50
Net Income ($mm)
$7.82
Employees
642
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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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Ticker: TSXV:OEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Memex Automation
Astrix Networks Inc., operating under the trade name Memex Automation, is a leading Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology platform provider that connects to any machine and delivers real-time manufacturing productivity metrics.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.70)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,323.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,205.16
EBIT ($mm)
$774.83
Net Income ($mm)
$566.90
Employees
21557
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Ticker: GVP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GSE Systems
GSE Systems
GSE Systems is the largest supplier of real-time, full scope nuclear power plant training simulators. GSE has delivered over 140 nuclear simulators, more than all its major competitors combined.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$40.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.06
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
201
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