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closed 8/3/2016 via PR Web

EMA Design Automation, Inc., acquired Accelerated Designs, Inc.

synopsis: EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.
buyer: EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation is a leader in product development solutions offering a complete range of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support. "
target: Accelerated Designs, Inc.
Accelerated Designs is a company known for its dominance in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., acquired Knovel Corporation

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: Knovel Corporation
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide.
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announced 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., will acquire Octopart

synopsis: Altium announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Octopart. The company's content enables any engineer to easily access comprehensive electronic parts data for more rapid and cost-effective design, sourcing and manufacturing.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. "
target: Octopart
Octopart is a search engine for electronic components and industrial products. Over 700,000 engineers, scientists, and sourcing professionals use Octopart's tools to search for parts across thousands of suppliers. They manage structured data for 30 million parts and growing.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CAPS

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired the Computer Assisted Product Selection (CAPS) electronic components database and tools business, including CAPS Expert, from PartMiner Worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: CAPS
The CAPS database is a leading source for identifying specific electronic components based on engineering specifications. It combines information on more than 265 million physical devices, along with intuitive tools for integration into engineering design processes and applications.
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closed 1/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wiley-VCH, acquired FIZ Chemie Berlin

synopsis: Wiley-VCH has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a leading provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company's long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high quality content and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Wiley-VCH
Wiley-VCH is a publishing center of excellence and branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s scientific and technical publishing business. Founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading science publishers in Germany. "
target: FIZ Chemie Berlin
FIZ Chemie Berlin is a provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. Products include the ChemInform weekly abstracting service and reaction database, as well as the abstracting journal Chemisches Zentralblatt, the InfoTherm database of thermophysical properties and more.
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announced 5/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Siemens AG, will acquire SupplyFrame, Inc.

synopsis: Siemens, a global technology company, will acquire Supplyframe, a leading Design-to-Source platform for the global electronics value chain. The acquisition unlocks significant value for customers of Supplyframe and Siemens, providing seamless and quick access to both Siemens’ offerings and Supplyframe’s marketplace intelligence.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$64,691.00)
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation & distribution and intelligent infrastructure. "
target: SupplyFrame, Inc.
Supplyframe is the leading provider of Design-Source-Intelligence (DSI) for the global electronics value chain. Over 10 million engineering and supply chain professionals worldwide engage with Supplyframe's SaaS solutions, search engines, and media properties to power rapid innovation.
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closed 11/17/2017 via Company Press Release

UL, Inc, acquired ChemADVISOR

synopsis: UL has acquired ChemADVISOR. ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
buyer: UL, Inc
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. "
target: ChemADVISOR
ChemADVISOR is a leading provider of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation information & regulatory compliance solutions to the global chemical-based manufacturing industry. The company offers database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials.
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announced 12/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire 3E Company

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading source of information about risk, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 3E Company, a premier provider of services that help companies comply with government-mandated environmental health and safety (EH&S) requirements relating to workplace safety and product stewardship.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,998.60)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: 3E Company
3E Company offers a suite of services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. 3E boasts an industry-leading combination control call center and the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information.
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closed 3/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Expert Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), US, has announced that it has acquired Expert Publishing (ExPub), a provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Expert Publishing, LLC
Expert Publishing (ExPub) is a provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

KEMET Corporation, acquired IntelliData

synopsis: KEMET Corporation, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has purchased IntelliData, Inc., a Greenwood Village, Colorado-based developer of digital solutions supporting discovery, decision support, and the sales and marketing of electronic components.
buyer: KEMET Corporation (KEM:$845.30)
KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. KEMET offers customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. "
target: IntelliData
IntelliData was founded in 1999 by electronics industry executives. The company's vision is to utilize their in-depth knowledge of industry needs and design their intellectual property into software and data content solutions.
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closed 2/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired FERTECON Limited

synopsis: Informa Plc (Informa Group Plc), a provider of information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and business communities, has acquired FERTECON Limited, a provider of market information and analysis on fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials. Both the companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa plc provides knowledge, up-to-the minute information, and specialist skills and services to academics, businesses, and individuals worldwide. It offers online and print publications, including books and journals primarily for academic users. "
target: FERTECON Limited
FERTECON Limited is a provider of market information and analysis on fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials. Its services include: Confidential Consultancy Services; Regular Market Analysis; Multi-Client Economic, Technical and Industry Studies; Current Information; and Data Services.
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announced 8/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Ascential plc, will acquire One Click Retail

synopsis: Ascential plc, the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC. One Click Retail's Dashboard product provides insights to help customers drive sales throughout eCommerce.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$349.30)
Ascential is an international business-to-business media company. They inform and connect business professionals in more than 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. "
target: One Click Retail
One Click Retail is a market leader in eCommerce data measurement, sales analytics and search optimization for brand manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia. Their accuracy is unrivaled in the marketplace, with proprietary sales calculations that are 98.5% accurate down to the SKU level.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/23/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Material Bank, acquired Architizer

synopsis: Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for architectural, design, and construction materials, announced the acquisition of Architizer, home to the world’s largest database of architectural projects and a renowned and trusted source for architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and other AEC professionals.
buyer: Material Bank
Material Bank is a marketplace for design professionals and brands in the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to discover and sample materials. The revolutionary platform powers complex searches across hundreds of brands in seconds. "
target: Architizer
Architizer is a portfolio database, media site, and architectural manufacturer search engine that’s transforming the architecture community. They are home to the world’s largest database of architectural projects.
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announced 11/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Trimble, will acquire BuildingData

synopsis: Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Building Data based in Rocklin, Calif. Building Data's managed content and software solutions enable Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing contractors and engineers to produce models by including manufacturing-specific content from a proprietary database of 3D data components.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,659.10)
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. "
target: BuildingData
Building Data has been managing MEP data content for engineers and contractors since 2007. Building Data is dedicated to managing 3D component data for customers who create dimensionally accurate BIM for 3D coordination and installation.
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closed 8/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Medcrypt, acquired MedISAO

synopsis: MedCrypt Inc., a leading provider of proactive security solutions for the healthcare space, has acquired MedISAO, a cybersecurity information sharing organization dedicated to the medical device industry. MedISAO provides their members with access to a shared vulnerability database, weekly vulnerability reports, curated training materials and more.
buyer: Medcrypt
MedCrypt is the leading provider of proactive security solutions for the healthcare space. MedCrypt's platform brings core cybersecurity features to medical devices with just a few lines of code, ensuring devices are secure by design. Their solutions are used in pacemakers, surgical robots and more."
target: MedISAO
MedISAO is a cybersecurity information sharing organization dedicated to supporting the medical device industry. MedISAO provides their members with access to a shared vulnerability database, weekly vulnerability reports, curated training materials, and more.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

cKinetics, acquired CaliforniaCarbon.info

synopsis: cKinetics, a global Sustainability Insight, Innovation & Capital Advisory Firm, has acquired CaliforniaCarbon.info, an emissions data analytics platform covering the Californian and Western Climate Initiative (WCI) carbon markets. CaliforniaCarbon.info offers emissions data and price forecasts for all jurisdictions across the WCI carbon program.
buyer: cKinetics
cKinetics is a global Sustainability Insight, Innovation & Capital Advisory Firm. cKinetics leverages thought processes for accelerating sustainable business and investing practices that include: (a) Closed loop systems, (b) Decentralized production and consumption, and (c) Resource conservation. "
target: CaliforniaCarbon.info
CaliforniaCarbon.info is an emissions data analytics platform covering the Californian and Western Climate Initiative (WCI) carbon markets. CaliforniaCarbon.info offers emissions data and price forecasts for all jurisdictions across the WCI carbon program.
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired EngineersGarage

synopsis: Business-to-Business media company, WTWH Media announced it has acquired the website EngineersGarage.com. Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: EngineersGarage
Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field. The site focuses on open source technologies as well as project tutorials with aim of empowering engineers with technology applications.
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closed 3/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ernst & Sohn, acquired Structurae

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc announced that it has acquired Structurae, a leading online structural and civil engineering database. Structurae is the largest online database for works of bridge, civil, and structural engineering and is available in three languages, English, French and German.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Ernst & Sohn
With its extensive book and journal programme, Ernst & Sohn is one of the leading publishers for construction engineering and architecture in German-speaking countries. It is an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. "
target: Structurae
With more than 1 million page views a month from around the world, Structurae is the largest online database for works of bridge, civil, and structural engineering and is available in three languages, English, French and German.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, acquired SciTech Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is expanding its offering to members with the full acquisition of titles published by the renowned US electromagnetics engineering specialist, SciTech Publishing. SciTech’s unique books will strengthen the IET’s engineering intelligence product range for all members around the world.
buyer: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading professional organisation working to develop science, engineering and technology. The IET dates from 1871 and has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. "
target: SciTech Publishing, Inc.
SciTech Publishing has produced print and electronic materials in electrical engineering subject areas of radar, antennas & propagation, microwave/RF design, communications and related electrical engineering disciplines since 1998.
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closed 9/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bluon, Inc., acquired XREF Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Bluon has acquired XREF Publishing Company.  The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers.
buyer: Bluon, Inc.
Bluon is a fast-growing company with a mission to bring unparalleled innovation to the HVAC industry by empowering HVAC technicians. Bluon is a centralized hub of training, support, and equipment to make HVAC easier. Bluon includes a revolutionary mobile app and 24/7 live technician support. "
target: XREF Publishing Co., Inc.
The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers. Their software features high speed look-up capabilities.
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closed 8/3/2016 via PR Web

EMA Design Automation, Inc., acquired Accelerated Designs, Inc.

synopsis: EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.
buyer: EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation is a leader in product development solutions offering a complete range of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support. "
target: Accelerated Designs, Inc.
Accelerated Designs is a company known for its dominance in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.
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closed 8/3/2016 via PR Web

EMA Design Automation, Inc., acquired Accelerated Designs, Inc.

synopsis: EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announced the acquisition of Accelerated Designs, a company known for its dominance in EDA part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.
buyer: EMA Design Automation, Inc.
EMA Design Automation is a leader in product development solutions offering a complete range of electrical and mechanical CAD tools, product lifecycle management systems, services, training, and technical support. "
target: Accelerated Designs, Inc.
Accelerated Designs is a company known for its dominance in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) part library content and solutions including a 7.2-million-part database and its specialist library tool Ultra Librarian.
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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 12/2/2008 via BNC Analysis

Cooper Industries, Ltd., acquired Cyme International Inc.

synopsis: Cooper Industries, Ltd. announced that it has acquired Cyme International of St. Bruno, Quebec, Canada, a power engineering software and services provider that enables utility engineers to design, analyze and optimize their networks.
buyer: Cooper Industries, Ltd. (CBE:$5,409.40)
Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer primarily of electrical products. Cooper employs operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Menvier, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools Group. "
target parent: Concierge Technologies, Inc.
target: Cyme International Inc.
CYME International, Inc. was established in January 1986 and in just a few years became a respected world-wide supplier of high quality PC-based Power Engineering Software designed for an international market.
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Bentley Systems, Inc., acquired ECT International, Inc.

synopsis: Bentley Systems, Incorporated has acquired the global business of ECT International, Inc., the leading provider of advanced computer-aided engineering design tools for electrical control systems. The company’s flagship product line, promis•e, comprises intelligent, easy-to-use software that generates electrical system schematics.
buyer: Bentley Systems, Inc. (:$965.05)
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, is a global provider of collaborative software solutions that enable our users to create, manage and publish architectural, engineering and construction content. Our software solutions are used to design, engineer, build and operate large constructed assets. "
target: ECT International, Inc.
ECT has been marketing advanced tools to the electrical controls systems design marketplace since 1990. The company's founders recognized a need for advanced computer aided engineering tools in the controls design marketplace.
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closed 1/6/2010 via PR Newswire

Intergraph Corporation, acquired COADE

synopsis: Intergraph, the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, has acquired COADE Holdings Inc., provider of CAESAR II®, PV Elite and TANK products, the industry's most widely used software for pipe stress, pressure vessel and storage tank analysis.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Intergraph Corporation
Intergraph is a global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence."
target: COADE
COADE, Inc. is a provider of software for multiple plant design and engineering disciplines. COADE's aims are that design and engineering should share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency.
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closed 1/8/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Hanna Strategies

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Hanna Strategies, a software development firm with offices in Shanghai, Atlanta and Pune, India. This acquisition supports Autodesk's leadership in creating digital design innovation technology through its software development.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$4,386.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target: Hanna Strategies
Hanna Strategies, LLC is a leading software developer based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in CAD and PLM tools and applications. The Hanna Strategies team is comprised of senior software developers and business analysts with deep industry knowledge and experience.
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closed 9/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Mecalog Group

synopsis: Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, announced that the acquisition of the Mecalog Group and its RADIOSS product family of computer-aided engineering software technology has been finalized.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$541.80)
Altair Engineering, Inc strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to over 3,000 customers in a broad range of industries."
target: Mecalog Group
The Mecalog Group mission is to provide a range of robust and competitive products and services with strong added value in the area of mechanical computer assisted engineering (MCAE), focusing in the area of numerical simulation of non-linear phenomena in applied mechanics.
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closed 4/11/2005 via PR Newswire

Avatech Solutions, Inc., acquired Comtrex Corporation

synopsis: Avatech Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AVSO) today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Charlotte, N.C.-based Comtrex Corp. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Avatech Solutions, Inc.
Avatech Solutions, Inc. (www.avatechsolutions.com) is one of the most trusted names in design automation software, training and comprehensive technical services. "
target: Comtrex Corporation
In 1987, Comtrex Corp. entered the CAD/CAM/CAE market of North Carolina as an AutoCAD reseller in Charlotte, NC. Our goal was to provide our clients with a complete turnkey CAD solution to make a smooth and successful transition from paper to CAD drawings. Today, we are one of the leading suppliers
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closed 1/5/2005 via PR Newswire

ANSYS, Inc., acquired Century Dynamics, Inc.

synopsis: ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that it has acquired Century Dynamics, Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated yet easy-to-use simulation software for solving linear, nonlinear, explicit and multi-body hydro-dynamics problems.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,906.72)
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: Century Dynamics, Inc.
Century Dynamics designs, develops, globally markets and supports advanced engineering and scientific simulation software. It provides solutions for understanding how designs and processes behave in real world applications. Century Dynamics services a wide spectrum of industries including aerospace
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ANSYS, Inc., acquired Motor Design Limited

synopsis: Ansys, the global leader in engineering simulation, has acquired Motor Design Limited (MDL), a world leader in developing advanced software tools for electric machine design. MDL's Motor-CAD is a class-leading motor design software solution that supports electric machine designers at aerospace, automotive and industrial companies.
buyer: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS:$1,906.72)
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: Motor Design Limited
Motor Design Limited (MDL) is a world leader in developing advanced software tools for electric machine design. MDL's Motor-CAD is a class-leading motor design software solution that supports electric machine designers at aerospace, automotive and industrial companies.
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announced 12/2/2019 via BusinessWire

Cadence Design Systems, will acquire AWR Corporation

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. will acquire AWR Corporation from National Instruments (NI). AWR is an industry leader in high-frequency RF EDA software technology and will bring a highly talented RF team to Cadence. AWR software is used by microwave and RF engineers to design wireless products for complex, high-frequency RF applications.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$2,682.89)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target parent: National Instruments Corporation
target: AWR Corporation
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense and electro-optical applications.
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closed 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Cadmatic, acquired Kymdata Oy

synopsis: Turku-based CADMATIC Ltd has acquired Kymdata Ltd, a Finnish software company. Kymdata develops CADS design systems for the industrial and construction sectors. The acquisition expands CADMATIC's product portfolio and includes the entire share capital as well as Intellectual Property Rights to all of Kymdata’s CADS software and business agreements.
buyer parent: Elomatic Oy
buyer: Cadmatic
CADMATIC Ltd is a leading developer of digital and intelligent 3D-based design, engineering, and information management software developer and supplier for the marine, process, and energy industries. CADMATIC’s headquarters are located in Turku, Finland. "
target: Kymdata Oy
Finland-based Kymdata Ltd develops CADS design systems for the industrial and construction sectors. The company's main products are CADS Electric for industrial electrical/automation design and building electrification, CADS Hepac for HVAC design, and CADS House for architectural/structural design.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Zuken USA, Inc., acquired CAETEK Inc.

synopsis: Zuken USA Inc., a leader in electrical and electronic design software, announces the acquisition of Caetek Inc. Caetek is a software developer and sales partner for electrical design and manufacturing solutions.
buyer parent: Zuken Inc.
buyer: Zuken USA, Inc.
Zuken USA, Inc. provides software for designing PCB system. It offers software products in the categories of analog and mixed signal design, data management, design creation, PCB and MCM design, IC packaging, power and signal integrity analysis, and manufacturing. "
target: CAETEK Inc.
Caetek Inc is an electrical applications, solutions provider. They sell, support and help implement the Zuken E3.series electrical schematic, cabling and panel layout software. They provide training and consultancy service for the application suite and support electrical customers using the product.
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closed 8/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Glodon Software Company Limited, acquired Progman Oy

synopsis: Progman Oy has been acquired by Glodon, a leading construction software company located in China. Progman Oy is a profitable company with its headquarters located in Rauma, Finland. Progman’s MagiCAD software solution has over 15 000 licenses in use by leading building services designers in over 45 countries worldwide.
buyer: Glodon Software Company Limited (SZSE:00241:$255.62)
Glodon is China’s leading construction software company with its headquarters located in Beijing. Glodon has over 3000 employees, with more than 40 branches covering the whole of China’s 32 provinces and regions. Glodon also has subsidiaries in Singapore, Hong Kong and USA. "
target: Progman Oy
Progman Oy is a software house specializing in products and services for the design of heating, piping, ventilation, sprinkler and electrical systems. Progman Oy is the leading developer and supplier of software for HVAC and electrical design in the Nordic countries.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 7/12/2011 via PR Newswire

AWR Corporation merged with National Instruments Corporation,

synopsis: National Instruments announced the successful completion of its acquisition of AWR Corporation. AWR is a leading supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) software for designing RF and high-frequency components and systems for the semiconductor, aerospace and defense, communications and test equipment industries.
buyer: National Instruments Corporation (NATI:$1,312.47)
National Instruments 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. "
target: AWR Corporation
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense and electro-optical applications.
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$61 [$54]
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announced 3/22/2011 via PR Newswire

CD-adapco, will purchase SPEED Software from University of Glasgow

synopsis: CD-adapco, the leading provider of CAE engineering simulation tools for fluid dynamics and heat transfer, announced that it has reached an in-principle agreement with the University of Glasgow to acquire the university's electric machines design code, SPEED software.
buyer: CD-adapco
CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. The scope of the company's activities extends well beyond software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in both CFD and FEA. "
seller: University of Glasgow
University of Gaslow's SPEED Laboratory is part of the Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering. SPEED software is the industry's leading software tool for electric machine design.
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closed 2/28/2010 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Ltd., acquired AMTECH Power Software Ltd.

synopsis: Mid-market investor Primary Capital has acquired Amtech Group from HSBC Private Equity for £35 million. The sale takes the form of a management buy-out, with £15 million in senior debt finance provided by Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance.
buyer: Primary Capital Ltd.
Primary Capital Limited is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in middle market management buyouts and buyins. The firm also invests in early stage transactions including expansion and development capital in exceptional situations. "
target parent: HSBC Holdings Plc.
target: AMTECH Power Software Ltd.
AMTECH is a global leader providing software solutions for engineers. With a comprehensive range of quality products, AMTECH has thousands of customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$52
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closed 11/5/2009 via PR Newswire

Intergraph Corporation, purchased SIGRAPH(R) from TCS Süssen GmbH

synopsis: Intergraph® has acquired the SIGRAPH® business unit from Technische Computer Systeme Sussen GmbH (TCS). The acquisition includes SIGRAPH.CAE®, an innovative software application for electrical and process control engineering with a significant market presence in the global oil and gas, metals and power industries.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Intergraph Corporation
Intergraph is a global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence."
seller: TCS Süssen GmbH
Since 1981, TCS Sussen GmbH has been focused on universal IT-CAE/DMS business solutions for the process and discrete industries. Headquartered in Sussen, Germany, TCS is a CAE/DMS technology company for Electrical Engineering Solutions (EES).
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announced 2/28/2020 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, will acquire Romax Technology Limited

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions, will acquire UK-based Romax Technology, a leading provider of Computer Aided Engineering software for electromechanical drivetrain design and simulation. The acquisition will enable Hexagon to empower engineering teams to develop the next generation of electric vehicles.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,341.10)
Hexagon is a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge, and customer workflows into ecosystems that deliver actionable information. "
target: Romax Technology Limited
Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Romax Technology is a leading provider of Computer Aided Engineering software for electromechanical drivetrain design and simulation. The company operates in the automotive, aerospace, renewable, bearings, off road, rail, and marine sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/13/2022 via Company Press Release

Altair Engineering Inc., acquired Concept Engineering GmbH

synopsis: Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has acquired Germany-based Concept Engineering, the leading provider of electronic system visualization software that accelerates the development, manufacture, and service of complex electrical and electronic systems.
buyer: Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR:$541.80)
Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC) and AI. Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future."
target: Concept Engineering GmbH
Based in Germany, Concept Engineering is the leading provider of electronic system visualization software, providing automatic schematic generation tools, electronic circuit and wire harness visualization platforms that provide on-the-fly visual rendering, and electronic design debug solutions.
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closed 10/27/2011 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes SA, acquired Elsys

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes announced the acquisition of Elsys, an innovative provider of interactive electrical engineering and disruptive multi-discipline generative schematics solutions. Elsys generative technology enables the automatic creation of millions of 2D schematics from functional-logical master data.
buyer: Dassault Systemes SA (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,318.32)
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. "
target: Elsys
Elsys provides innovative software and services to industries which develop products combining mechanical and electrical technologies and require specialized electrical diagram, bundle and harness design, and wiring applications.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Siemens PLM Software, acquired COMSA GmbH

synopsis: Siemens announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. Its LDorado suite is the leader in automotive harness design and engineering software in Germany.
buyer parent: Siemens AG
buyer: Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers. "
target: COMSA GmbH
COMSA Computer und Software GmbH is a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering.
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