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closed 8/3/2022 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, purchased Ricardo Software from Ricardo PLC

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Constellation Software Inc, has acquired Ricardo Software from Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental and engineering consultancy company. Ricardo Software is the Software business unit of Ricardo. They provide a full suite of automotive simulation design tools for propulsion and transmission design solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
seller: Ricardo PLC
Ricardo Software is the Software business unit of Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental and engineering consultancy company. Ricardo Software provides a full suite of automotive simulation design tools for propulsion and transmission design solutions.
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$17
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vector Informatik, acquired TESIS GmbH

synopsis: Vector, a German software and vehicle electronics specialist, has acquired TESIS, a German company that specializes in simulation solutions for virtual road testing. TESIS' solutions allow users to test drive cars and commercial vehicles in a virtual environment. They offer simulations for test drives, valet parking, vehicle dynamics, and more.
buyer: Vector Informatik
Vector Informatik GmbH is a German software and vehicle electronics specialist. Vector offers a wide range of products for conducting tests on the system, function and code levels of distributed embedded systems. Their tools and services allow engineers to simplify the development process. "
target: TESIS GmbH
TESIS is a German company that specializes in simulation solutions for virtual road testing. TESIS' solutions allow users to test drive cars and commercial vehicles in a virtual environment. They offer simulations for test drives, valet parking, vehicle dynamics, driver assistance, and more.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Spectris Plc, acquired VI-grade GmbH

synopsis: Spectris, a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls, has acquired VI-grade, a German provider of software products for system level simulation. VI-grade's solutions provide fast and reliable simulations to help engineers meet the challenges of the automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, and railway industries.
buyer: Spectris Plc (LSE:SXS:$2,024.02)
Spectris plc is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Spectris products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage and reduce time to market. "
target: VI-grade GmbH
VI-grade is a German provider of software products for system level simulation. Their solutions provide reliable simulations to help engineers meet the challenges of the automotive, motorcycle, aerospace, and railway industries. The solution can simulate driving, takeoffs, landings, and more.
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$16
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closed 11/17/2021 via PR Web

Gamma Technologies, acquired Exothermia S.A.

synopsis: Gamma Technologies, a global leader in integrated multi-physics system simulation software, has acquired Exothermia, S.A., a software engineering company in Greece. Exothermia offers state-of-the-art tools for exhaust systems simulation. Their software enables engineers to develop ultra-clean combustion engine and powertrain technologies.
buyer: Gamma Technologies
Gamma Technologies (GT) develops and licenses GT-SUITE, a leading multi-physics CAE simulation software. GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics-based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal systems, mechanics, electrics, magnetics, chemistry, and controls. "
target: Exothermia S.A.
Exothermia is a software engineering company in Greece. Exothermia offers state-of-the-art tools for exhaust systems simulation. Their suite of exhaust aftertreatment and powertrain simulation software enables engineers to develop ultra-clean combustion engine and powertrain technologies.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Auto Meter Products, Inc., acquired Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc.

synopsis: Auto Meter Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty automotive instrumentation systems, announced that it has acquired Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc. Palmer Performance specializes in delivering unique technology solutions through capturing, managing and displaying on-vehicle information through the vehicles OBD port.
buyer: Auto Meter Products, Inc.
Auto Meter is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty automotive instrumentation systems as well as battery and electrical system test and charging equipment. The company distributes its products within the specialty warehouse distributor, retailer and OEM channels. "
target: Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc.
Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc. is the industry leader in vehicle diagnostic and communications software. Their products are used around the world by the vehicle manufacturers, independent repair shops, and home do-it-yourself'ers alike.
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announced 2/22/2012 via Forbes

eBay, will acquire WHI Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: eBay has agreed to acquire WHI Solutions, a Rye Brook, New York-based provider of software and digital catalog solutions for auto parts distributors and retailers. The company said that the deal will enable its eBay Motors business to improve parts selection for customers while allowing sellers to reach more buyers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,265.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: WHI Solutions, Inc.
WHI Solutions provides web based eBusiness solutions to the Transportation Market. Its solutions include eCommerce, eCatalog, Distribution Management and Business Intelligence. Its core customers are Automotive and Heavy Duty Parts sellers and Service Providers.
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closed 10/9/2006 via PR Newswire

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., acquired Tolerance A/S

synopsis: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., a tier one supplier of automotive lighting and electronic equipment, has acquired a majority ownership share in Demark-based software specialist Tolerance A/S.
buyer: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
Hella, a global supplier, develops and manufactures components and systems for lighting and electronics for the automotive industry, including advanced driver-assistance systems enhancing safety and comfort. "
target: Tolerance A/S
Tolerance develops and sells software for Internet-based technical service, including the diagnosis and repair of passenger cars and commercial vehicles for motor-vehicle garages in Europe.
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closed 9/15/2005 via BusinessWire

Configuration Solutions, Inc., acquired Helix Technology Group, LLC

synopsis: Configuration Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-wide product configuration and selling solutions--from quote to delivery--announces that it completed a transaction to acquire Helix Technology Group, LLC, a firm dedicated to the development of engineering change and program/project management software for automotive parts suppliers.
buyer: Configuration Solutions, Inc.
Configuration Solutions is a leading provider of knowledge-based process & product configuration software & solutions for manufacturing, automotive and business service organizations. They have worked with leading organizations providing enterprise-wide solutions across all facets of the business. "
target: Helix Technology Group, LLC
Helix was founded for the sole purpose of creating product development launch tools for the automotive parts manufacturing industry. This focus assures you, the automotive supplier, that taking care of your product development launch needs and concerns is the mission of the Helix Technology Group.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vector Informatik, acquired Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH

synopsis: Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH (TA) has been acquired by Vector Informatik GmbH. Timing-Architects (TA) is an aspiring, awarded high-tech company, specialized on the evaluation and optimization of embedded multi- and many-core real-time systems
buyer: Vector Informatik
Vector Informatik is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. "
target: Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH
Timing-Architects (TA) is an aspiring, awarded high-tech company, specialized on the evaluation and optimization of embedded multi- and many-core real-time systems. They offer unique tool solutions and a comprehensive service portfolio to its customers of the automotive and mobile device domain.
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closed 10/14/2013 via BusinessWire

Atlas Copco, acquired Synatec GmbH

synopsis: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has closed the acquisition of Synatec, which provides quality improvement solutions mainly to the automotive industry.
buyer: Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems to related aftermarket and rental. "
target: Synatec GmbH
Synatec is a medium-sized company from Germany primarily specializing in process data collection and analyzing, as well as quality assurance and manufacturing of industrial PCs and operator devices. Most of their customers are located in the automobile sector.
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closed 7/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired SFE GmbH

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes announced the acquisition of SFE GmbH, a leader in body conceptual engineering and performance evaluation and optimization. SFE Software tools empower engineers and designers to evaluate and optimize the static, dynamic and acoustic properties of products exactly when the insight is needed.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,234.90)
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. "
target: SFE GmbH
SFE is a leader in body conceptual engineering and performance evaluation and optimization. SFE Software tools empower engineers and designers to evaluate and optimize the static, dynamic and acoustic properties of products exactly when the insight is needed.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Cranes Software International Limited, acquired Engineering Technology Associates

synopsis: Cranes Software International Ltd., a Company that provides Enterprise Statistical Analytics and Engineering Simulation Software Products and Solutions across the globe, has announced the acquisition of US based specialized auto consulting and product development firm, Engineering Technology Associates through its subsidiary Cranes Software Inc.
buyer: Cranes Software International Limited
Cranes Software is a global scientific & engineering products and solutions provider. The Company's business interests straddle products, services, RD in future technologies, training and high-end consultancy for engineers and scientist worldwide. "
target: Engineering Technology Associates
Engineering Technology Associates, Inc is a tier one vendor to the top three US car manufacturers. Their expertise lies at developing Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) centric products for auto safety, vibration, and noise testing, under simulated conditions.
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closed 1/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Delphi Automotive PLC, acquired Movimento Group

synopsis: Delphi Automotive PLC announced it has acquired Movimento, a leading provider of Over-the-Air software lifecycle and data management for the automotive sector. Movimento's advanced technology platform enables manufacturers to quickly and efficiently upgrade or fix software at all stages of a vehicle's lifecycle.
buyer: Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH:$15,696.00)
Delphi Automotive PLC is a leading global technology company for automotive and commercial vehicle markets delivering solutions that help make vehicles safe, green and connected. Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 33 countries. "
target: Movimento Group
Devoted to developing advanced technologies that help realize The Software-Defined Car™, Movimento Group utilizes its decade-long history as a leader in automotive reflash services and its innovations in OTA software.
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closed 10/1/2014 via GlobeNewswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired TCS Technologies

synopsis: ARI Network Services, Inc. announced that it has acquired TCS Technologies, a leading provider of software, websites and digital marketing services designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive tire and wheel vertical.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. "
target: TCS Technologies
TCS Technologies is a leading provider of software, websites and digital marketing services designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive tire and wheel vertical.
price ($mm)
$9.14
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closed 9/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired OEConnection LLC

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in OEConnection LLC (OEC) from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm. OEC is the leading global automotive technology provider for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) distribution networks.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that actively invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: OEConnection LLC
OEC is the leading global automotive technology provider for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) distribution networks. Its suite of ecommerce, pricing, supply chain, business intelligence, part cataloging, data solutions, and services helps automakers and their dealer networks sell more OE parts.
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closed 6/2/2016 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired OEConnection LLC

synopsis: OEConnection LLC (OEC), a leading automotive parts technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, facilitating an estimated $20 billion in annual replacement parts trade, announced that Providence Equity Partners will acquire a majority equity stake in OEC.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing. "
target parent: Ford Motor Company
target: OEConnection LLC
OEConnection is the leading parts ecommerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 20 OEMs, 100,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEC solutions millions of times each month to access real-time, dynamic pricing and to move original equipment parts.
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announced 1/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Reynolds & Reynolds, will acquire AddOnAuto

synopsis: Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of automotive dealership software and services, announced that the company has acquired Add.On.Auto (AOA), the leading digital platform for marketing and selling vehicle accessories. AOA is a web-enabled technology platform that streamlines accessory marketing and sales.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Reynolds & Reynolds
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company is the automotive industry’s largest and most trusted provider of automobile dealership software, business forms and supplies, and professional services to help dealerships improve business results. "
target: AddOnAuto
AddOnAuto (AOA) is an In-Store Accessories Sales Solution that helps auto dealerships sell accessories effortlessly from within their dealership and includes a Visual Configurator as well as a Virtual Inventory System.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, purchased Mecel Picea AUTOSAR Development Suite from Mecel AB

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corporation announced it has strengthened its automotive software solution by purchasing the AUTOSAR assets, including the Mecel Picea AUTOSAR Development Suite, from Mecel AB. Mecel Picea provides users with a comprehensive solution for efficient development of AUTOSAR compliant ECUs.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT:$1,282.47)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. "
seller: Mecel AB
Mecel Picea provides users with a comprehensive solution for efficient development of AUTOSAR compliant ECUs. Mecel Picea suite supports users throughout the complete development process with a seamless, integrated tool chain.
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announced 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Overall Parts Solutions will be merged with OEConnection LLC,

synopsis: Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) will merge with OEConnection, an automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks. OPS is a provider of parts procurement technologies. OPS improves the parts supply-chain for repair shops. Their web-based tool enables shops to increase their efficiency and get their customers back on the road faster.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: OEConnection LLC
OEConnection (OEC) is an automotive technology provider for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) distribution networks. Its suite of ecommerce, pricing, supply chain, business intelligence, part cataloging, data solutions, and services helps automakers and their dealer networks sell more OE parts. "
target: Overall Parts Solutions
Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) is a provider of parts procurement technologies. OPS improves the parts supply-chain for collision repair shops and parts suppliers. Their web-based parts procurement tool enables shops to increase their efficiency and get their customers back on the road faster.
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announced 11/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Noregon

synopsis: Hearst, a global media, information and services company, will acquire an 80% stake in Noregon Systems, a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process and quickly repair any problems.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global ratings agency Fitch Group and more. "
target: Noregon
Noregon is a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic and repair software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process, detect issues, and quickly repair any problems.
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closed 8/3/2022 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, purchased Ricardo Software from Ricardo PLC

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Constellation Software Inc, has acquired Ricardo Software from Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental and engineering consultancy company. Ricardo Software is the Software business unit of Ricardo. They provide a full suite of automotive simulation design tools for propulsion and transmission design solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
seller: Ricardo PLC
Ricardo Software is the Software business unit of Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental and engineering consultancy company. Ricardo Software provides a full suite of automotive simulation design tools for propulsion and transmission design solutions.
price ($mm)
$17
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$11
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closed 8/3/2022 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, purchased Ricardo Software from Ricardo PLC

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Constellation Software Inc, has acquired Ricardo Software from Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental and engineering consultancy company. Ricardo Software is the Software business unit of Ricardo. They provide a full suite of automotive simulation design tools for propulsion and transmission design solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
seller: Ricardo PLC
Ricardo Software is the Software business unit of Ricardo, a global strategic, environmental and engineering consultancy company. Ricardo Software provides a full suite of automotive simulation design tools for propulsion and transmission design solutions.
price ($mm)
$17
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$11
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closed 2/28/2022 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, acquired CMS GlobalSoft

synopsis: FOG Software Group,a division of Vela Software, announced that it has acquired Lorton, VA-based CMS GlobalSoft, a leader in global, enterprise-wide, multi-carrier shipping solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: CMS GlobalSoft
CMS GlobalSoft is a global provider of enterprise-wide, browser-based, multi-carrier shipping and manifesting software that allows companies to manage multiple distribution centers located anywhere in the world from a convenient and centralized server.
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closed 2/24/2022 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, acquired Commerce Sync

synopsis: FOG Software Group (“FOG”), an operating group of Vela Software, and Constellation Software Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition of Commerce Sync, developers of software that automates accounting for small- and medium-sized businesses.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: Commerce Sync
Commerce Sync provides technology that automates accounting for thousands of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). By eliminating manual data entry, the company helps business owners realize valuable time savings, increase accuracy, and get complete visibility into their accounting.
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closed 7/14/2021 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, acquired Sphere WMS

synopsis: FOG Software Group has acquired SphereWMS, a fully hosted web-based solution for warehouse management. SphereWMS will operate as an independent business within FOG Software Group’s portfolio of supply chain and logistics software companies, expanding FOG’s inventory of best-in-class warehouse management software (WMS) solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: Sphere WMS
SphereWMS is a leading cloud-based Warehouse Management System (WMS) for third-party logistics, distributors, fulfillment, eCommerce, and retail warehouses. The SphereWMS solution provides real-time visibility and powerful reporting tools to all stakeholders in the supply chain.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

FOG Software Group, acquired FACTON GmbH

synopsis: FOG Software Group (“FOG”), an operating group of Vela Software and Constellation Software Inc., is pleased to announce it has acquired FACTON. FACTON is a global software provider specializing in enterprise-wide product costing solutions for the manufacturing industry.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: FACTON GmbH
German-based FACTON is a global software provider specializing in enterprise-wide product costing solutions for the manufacturing industry. The FACTON EPC Suite is the leading Enterprise Product Costing (EPC) solution for many of the Fortune Global 100 manufacturers and their suppliers.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

FOG Software Group, acquired Vortx, Inc.

synopsis: The FOG Software Group, a division of Vela Software, has acquired Vortx Inc., the makers of AspDotNetStorefront. Vortx creates and hosts eCommerce solutions in vertical markets with unique business requirements. The Vortx solution helps retail and wholesale companies grow by solving their complex need for a growth-oriented eCommerce presence.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: Vortx, Inc.
Vortx, makers of AspDotNetStorefront, creates and hosts eCommerce solutions in vertical markets with unique business requirements. The Vortx solution helps retail and wholesale companies grow by solving their complex need for a growth-oriented eCommerce presence.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

FOG Software Group, acquired Xavannah

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a group that acquires, manages, and builds software companies, has acquired Xavannah GmbH & Co. KG, a leading eBusiness software provider in Germany that serves clients in the glass, glazier, architect and trade supplier industries. Xavannah offers solutions for product configuration, order management, and eCommerce.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: Xavannah
Xavannah is a leading eBusiness software provider in Germany. Xavannah provides software solutions to clients in the glass, glazier, architect and trade supplier industries. They offer solutions for product configuration, order management, and eCommerce.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

FOG Software Group, acquired Aquario Design

synopsis: Aquario Design, formerly EFI Fiery DesignPro and Generation Digital, a provider of textile and fashion software solutions built as plug-ins to Adobe® Creative Cloud, has been acquired by FOG Software Group, a division of Constellation Software, Inc., and will operate as a standalone business within FOG.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target parent: Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
target: Aquario Design
Aquario Design is a provider of textile and fashion software solutions built as plug-ins to Adobe® Creative Cloud. Aquario Design’s software enables fashion designers to quickly and easily create, visualize, and produce production-ready textiles from designs created in Adobe Creative Cloud programs.
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closed 4/17/2020 via PR Web

FOG Software Group, acquired Optitex Ltd.

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc., has acquired Optitex, a global software provider of integrated 2D-3D computer-aided design solutions for fashion and apparel, automotive, upholstery, and industrial fabrics.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target parent: Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
target: Optitex Ltd.
Optitex is a global software provider of integrated 2D-3D computer-aided design solutions for fashion and apparel, automotive, upholstery, and industrial fabrics. Optitex digitally streamlines design, development, and production throughout the supply chain.
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closed 3/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

FOG Software Group, acquired ProShip, Inc.

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Constellation Software, Inc., has acquired ProShip, a global provider of enterprise-wide, automated, multi-carrier shipping and manifesting software. ProShip is a leader in enterprise parcel shipping solutions with customers that include 25% of the National Retail Federation’s top 100 retailers who ship parcels.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target parent: Quadient SA
target: ProShip, Inc.
ProShip, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise-wide, automated, multi-carrier shipping and manifesting software that allows retailers, manufacturers, third-party logistics, and healthcare companies to ship at lightning speeds, stay carrier compliant, and build stronger customer revenue streams.
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closed 2/6/2020 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, acquired ASC Software

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Vela Software, and Constellation Software, Inc., has acquired ASC Software, a leader in supply chain solutions. Since 1989, ASC has provided the tools for manufacturers and distribution companies to intelligently and efficiently serve customers.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: ASC Software
ASC provides innovative supply chain software solutions for complex supply chain challenges. Since 1989, ASC has provided the tools for manufacturers and distribution companies to intelligently and efficiently serve customers.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

FOG Software Group, acquired Volo Commerce

synopsis: FOG Software Group, a division of Constellation Software Inc., has completed its acquisition of the Volo Commerce. UK-based Volo Commerce is a powerful, multi-channel e-commerce platform with a broad feature set that has been serving customers for over 15 years.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: FOG Software Group
FOG Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. FOG helps their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions. "
target: Volo Commerce
Volo Commerce has over a decade of multichannel e-commerce experience working closely with merchants selling across international marketplaces like Amazon and eBay and website platforms. Volo combines powerful, end-to-end automation with marketplace know-how and account management expertise.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,896.00)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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