Hexagon AB Acquires Melbourne engineering software firm Listech

28th Jan 2013. Hexagon AB (NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, has acquired Melbourne-based Listech, a software development company focussed on the efficiency, accuracy and productivity of professional surveyors and engineers. The transaction is not material to Hexagon and terms have not been disclosed. Founded in […]

Experian acquires PMP’s analytics arm Pacific Micromarketing for A$6.2m

18th Jan 2013. Global information services company Experian (LON:EXPN) has announced the acquisition of Pacific Micromarketing, the analytics arm of Australian publisher PMP for $US6.5m (A$6.17m). Pacific Micromarketing is a leading consumer data and analytics business operating in Australia and New Zealand. Founded 15 years ago it employs 27 people with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, […]

Schneider Electric Acquires SolveIT Software

3rd Sept 2012. Schneider Electric (SU:EN Paris), a French global specialist in energy management, has signed an agreement to acquire SolveIT Software (SolveIT), an Adelaide -headquartered scientific software provider specialising in supply & demand chain optimisation and predictive modelling. Terms for the acquisition have not been disclosed. SolveIT employs approximately 150 people. Its applications are […]

Jacobs Engineering Acquires Australian IT Services Firm Uniqueworld

2nd Dec 2011. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) has announced the acquisition of UniqueWorld, an Australian IT services company head officed in Sydney, by its Australian subsidiary, Jacobs Australia Pty Ltd. In a simultaneous announcement, Uniqueworld shareholder ASX listed Tag Pacific (ASX:TAG) announced that Uniqueworld management had completed a buyout of Uniqueworld’s RecordPoint software […]

SAP to Acquire NZ 3-D Software Firm Right Hemisphere

9th Sept 2011. Enterprise software firm SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has announced it will acquire Right Hemisphere, a leading provider of visual enterprise solutions based in San Ramon, California, and Auckland, New Zealand. The purchase price has not been disclosed. Founded in 1997 by kiwi Mark Thomas, Right Hemisphere is a privately held corporation based […]

Photon Sells UK Division Retail Insight to US Firm Retail Solutions for $US 11m

5th Sept 2011. Photon Group Limited (ASX:PGA) today announced the sale of a UK business unit, Retail Insight Limited, which provides point-of-sale data services to UK suppliers. The unit was sold to Retail Solutions Inc, a US venture capital backed retail software company for total consideration of US$11 million. The proceeds from the asset sale […]

Automotive Software Firm Infomedia Acquires UK’s Different Aspect Software for £3.174m

2 September 2011. International automotive software developer, ASX-listed Infomedia (IFM) announced today that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Different Aspect Software Ltd (DAS), of Cumbria, England. A UK based software developer specialises in the provision of IT application solutions to the automotive industry. The acquisition price was £3,174,000 and was fully […]

CSC Finalises $480m iSOFT Acquisition

1st August 2011. CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced it has closed the acquisition of iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF), one of the world’s largest providers of advanced healthcare IT solutions. The offer to iSOFT shareholders announced in April 2011, was at A$0.17 per share in cash. The deal implies an enterprise value of about $480m. […]

UK’s Allocate Software Acquires ehealth firm RosterOn for A$3m, 5*EBITDA

5th July 2011. Allocate Software plc (AIM:ALL) has announced that it has acquired RosterOn Pty Ltd (“RosterOn”), an Australian based provider of workforce management software with a focus on the Australian healthcare market, for A$3.0 million (£2.0 million) (the “Acquisition”). This gives Allocate a much stronger local presence and is in line with its ambitious […]

Centrebet accepts A$183m takeover offer from UK’s Sportingbet, at 13.2 times forecast FY11 EBITDA

30th May, 2011. Centrebet International Limited (ASX:CIL) has announced that it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement with London-listed Sportingbet plc and Sbet Australia Pty Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sportingbet, under which it is proposed that Bidder will acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares and performance rights in Centrebet under two separate […]

Toshiba to Acquire “Aussie” Landis and Gyr for $US 2.3bn

19th May 2011. After a tightly fought contest, Swiss-based “Australian” Landis+Gyr today announced that Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has entered into a definitive sale agreement under which Toshiba, one of the world’s leaders in electronics and power systems, will acquire Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions for utilities, for US$2.3 billion in cash, to […]

ABB Acquires Mincom from Francisco Partners for Undisclosed Sum

9th May 2011. Zurich, Switzerland, ABB (NYSE:ABB), the global power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Mincom to broaden its software portfolio and establish the Group as a leader in enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services. ABB is acquiring the Brisbane, Australia-based company from Francisco Partners, a private equity group that invests […]

CSC Enters into Agreement to Acquire iSOFT

4th April 2011. Multinational computer services firm CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF), one of the world’s largest providers of advanced healthcare IT solutions, by way of a court-approved scheme of arrangement. The offer to iSOFT shareholders is […]

Inventis Sells Technology Division for US$23m

11th Feb 2011. Diversified furniture and technology company Inventis Limited (ASX: IVT), has announced that an agreement has been reached with Aschmoun (UK) Limited and Serdonko Limited (an offshore private consortium) (collectively referred to as the “Buyer”) to acquire the Technology Division of Inventis, which incorporates Inventis Technology Pty Limited; and Opentec Solutions Pty Limited; […]

MOKO.Mobi Acquires UK Mobile Video Community Service Eyevibe

18th Jan 2011. MOKO.mobi Limited (ASX:MKB) has announced that it has reached agreement with UK firm Yospace Technologies Limited for the acquisition of the UK based “EyeVibe” mobile video community service. EyeVibe is one of the leading UK mobile video community services, represented on all the major UK carrier networks. Financial terms were not disclosed, […]

iSoft sells iBS business unit for $A37.4m, 4*2010 EBITDA, and Reduces Bridging Facility

14th Dec 2010. iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF) today announced it has sold its UK-based iSOFT Business Solutions (iBS) business unit to UK services firm Capita Group plc (Capita). The financial management solutions business was classified non-core as part of iSOFT’s ongoing strategic review. Together with the proceeds from another smaller asset sale, Monet, a […]

British Aerospace Acquires Sydney Security Firm Stratsec for A$24m

30th Nov 2010. BAE Australia’s information security division will embed itself within Stratsec following its $24 million acquisition of the Sydney security consultancy. The acquisition, which is conditional upon receiving regulatory approval, is due for completion by the end of the year. Operating from facilities in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, stratsec.net Pty […]

Vodafone acquires Telecom Expense Management firm Quickcomm for $US6.9m

8th Oct 2010. Vodafone Global Enterprise – the division of the global Vodafone group that targets multinationals – has made a big push into telecoms expense management, acquiring Quickcomm (which orginated in Melbourne) for $US6.9m and also Connenicut based TnT Expense Management for US$2.8m. Both acquisitions completed on 8th October 2010. These acquisitions propel Vodafone […]

Atlassian Acquires Bitbucket.org, Distributed Version Control System Hosting

29th Sept 2010. San Francisco, CA and Sydney, Australia. Today Atlassian, makers of JIRA, FishEye and other software development collaboration tools, announced it has acquired Bitbucket.org. With over 60,000 accounts, Bitbucket is the premier hosted code collaboration provider for the Mercurial distributed version control system (DVCS). The acquisition signals expanded and accelerated development of the […]

Vix Technology (ERG) Acquires UK Intelligent Transport Specialist ACIS

31st Aug 2010. Vix Technology has announced the acquisition of ACIS, a leading international provider of Intelligent Transportation Solutions (ITS) and Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) systems, headquartered in Cambridge, UK. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Vix Technology through its subsidiary VIX ERG is a major global player in the passenger transit ticketing industry, […]

Wright Express to Acquire Australian Payments Business of Retail Decisions for A$353m

1st Aug 2010. Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire the Australian assets of Retail Decisions consisting of its fleet and prepaid card businesses from […]

Bravura to Acquire Mutual Fund Technologies for £19m / 3.4 x EBITDA

10th May 2010.  Bravura Solutions Limited (ASX: BVA), a global supplier of transfer agency and wealth management software applications and professional services announced today a fully underwritten $23 million rights issue to assist in the funding of the acquisition of Mutual Fund Technologies Limited (MFT) from Fidelity International. MFT was established in 1999 and supports […]

Schneider Electric acquires SCADAgroup / Serck Controls for $A200m, 11*EBIT

15thApr 2010.  Schneider Electric announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hunter Valley based technology firm SCADAgroup, an Australian-based leading provider of telemetry products and solutions for the water and waste-water, oil & gas and electric power end-market segments. The purchase price of the transaction, expressed as an enterprise value, is AU$200 […]

Siemens acquires Eden Technology

13th April, 2010. Siemens has announced the acquisition of Australian asset and evidence management solutions company, Eden Technology Pty Ltd. This strengthens Siemens’ position as a leading provider of innovative PLM, Asset Management, Border Control and Security solutions in the Australian market. The purchase price has not been disclosed. Siemens will add Eden Technology  into the Siemens IT […]

EMC Sells Aussie Infra to VMWare

26th February 2010. VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) has announced the acquisition of several assets from its former parent company EMC (NYSE: EMC). The all-cash transaction of up to $200 million is expected to close in the second calendar quarter of 2010 Under the terms of the agreement, VMware will acquire all technology and intellectual property of FastScale, Application Discovery […]

iSoft Acquires Belgian UltraGenda for A$16m

22 Feb 2010. iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF) Australia’s largest listed health information technology company today announced it acquired Belgium-based health IT company UltraGenda BV for as much as $16 million (€10.7 million) as part of the company’s strategy of boosting its portfolio of innovative solutions and driving additional sales through bolt-on acquisitions. UltraGenda generated […]