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August 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Building Lifecycle Management Opportunity Attracts Strong Field of Buyers

As stated in the Trimble New Release, Trimble’s acquisition of Manhattan Software last week was to accelerate its ability to deliver total building lifecycle management solutions that will allow owners and facilities managers to access data captured during the building planning, design, construction and renovation phases to provide deeper insights, better operating decisions and better […]

Monday, August 25, 2014

Private Equity and Venture Capital Going Back to School

Over the last few years, both private equity and venture capital firms are taking an increasing interest in the education sector, as seen below in this chart from Pitchbook. In general, some of the differences between the investments made by VC firms vs PE firms include: VC firms are investing less money, at earlier stages […]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why Doesn’t Private Equity Like Staffing?

The truth of the matter is that there are not a whole lot of private equity firms that make investments in the staffing industry.  As you can see in the chart below, there have been only about 17 PE firms making staffing deals over the last few years.  (Data is from CapitalIQ.)  The most active […]

Monday, August 11, 2014

Multiple Mergers and Acquisitions Drive CAM Market consolidation – Finally!

There have been a number of us over the years that were wondering when it would happen.  When would CAM finally consolidate into a few major players from the literally dozens of small companies servicing the market, much the same as CAD and PDM before it? As recently as 2006, there was no dominant player […]

Monday, August 11, 2014

PLM Vendors Make Acquisitions in ERP Territory to Seed Future Growth

Over the last couple of weeks some of the biggest names in Enterprise PLM software have announced acquisitions that expand their corporate growth strategies outside of traditional PLM and into what is generally considered ERP territory. For instance, PTC furthered its commitment to Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) with its Internet of Things (IOT) acquisition of […]