Hexagon Acquires MSC Software for $834 Million

Hexagon AB, a leading provider of geospatial and industrial applications, has acquired MSC Software, a leading provider in computer-aided engineering (CAE). The $834 million dollar transaction strengthens Hexagon’s ability to connect the traditionally separate stages of design and production by integrating production floor data with simulation data to further improve a customer’s ability to reveal and correct design limitations and production problems prior to manufacturing. The 3.6x TTM revenue multiple was driven, in part, by MSC’s strong recurring revenue base and profit.

Transaction Details:

Enterprise Value (m) $834.0
TTM Seller Revenue (m) $230.0
TTM Revenue Multiple 3.6x
Seller Business Description

Hexagon AB is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Buyer Business Description

MSC Software is a leading provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE), including simulation software technology that enables engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes.

For more information, see  Hexagon Press Release

Cisco Acquires AppDynamics for $3.9 Billion

Cisco acquired “unicorn” AppDynamics just prior to their IPO on Tuesday, January 24th. AppDynamics’ best-of-breed cloud application intelligence platform complements Cisco’s network performance management suite to provide customers with enhanced visibility and optimization of their entire IT infrastructure stack.

Cisco’s offer ($3.9 billion Enterprise Value, 18.9x TTM revenue) is nearly 130% higher than AppDynamics’ projected $1.7 billion IPO valuation and nearly 400% higher than the median 5.0x TTM revenue multiple for all publicly traded SaaS companies in 4Q16.

Brief Transaction Details:

Enterprise Value (mm) $3,902.9
TTM Seller Revenue (mm) $206.2
TTM Seller EBITDA (mm) -$105.3
TTM Revenue Multiple 18.9x
TTM EBITDA Multiple
Seller Business Description

AppDynamics, Inc. provides an integrated suite of software application and IT infrastructure monitoring and analytics products.

Buyer Business Description

Cisco is a leading provider of IT infrastructure software and hardware.

For more information, visit CiscoTechCrunch or Bloomberg.

Software Equity Group’s Client, Verdazo, Acquired by Pason

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Software Equity Group (SEG) is delighted to announce the sale of our client, Verdazo Analytics, Inc., a leading software provider of analytics solutions to the oil & gas sector, to Pason Systems, Inc. (TSX:PSI). SEG acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Verdazo Analytics. For additional information about the transaction, please see the press release.

SEG Publishes Q2 2015 Software Industry Financial Report

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Software Equity Group’s complimentary 2Q15 Software Industry Financial Report is available for download. Our 2Q15 Report provides the facts, data and insight you need to keep your finger on the software industry’s pulse.  We’ve assessed how public software, Internet and SaaS companies performed in Q2; how they’ve performed amid the current macro environment and technological disruptions driven by mobile and cloud computing and how their stock prices and market valuations have responded.  Our 2Q15 Report also measures M&A deal volume and exit valuations overall and by software product category.  Our goal is to provide timely information and insight about the financial health, market performance, and acquisition activity of the software industry’s key players and product sectors.

Software Equity Group’s Quarterly and Monthly Reports are widely recognized as the best way to keep your finger on the financial pulse of the software industry.  As testament, our reports are now read and relied upon by more than 70K+ software industry executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private equity investors and professional advisors in 70+ countries around the globe. Shouldn’t you know what they know?

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Today’s Public Software Valuation and Financial Performance: The SEG Software Index – Billing and Service Management Product Category

SEG’s Monthly Flash Reports track the financial performance and valuations of approximately 300 software companies, categorized in nearly 30 product categories across the on-premise software, SaaS and Internet sectors.  This post highlights the performance of the SEG Software Index – Billing and Service Management product category as shown in the SEG July Monthly Flash Report.  To view the performance of dozens of other product categories, download the latest complimentary Monthly Flash Report here: http://www.softwareequity.com/research_flash_reports.aspx

In the month of June, the Billing and Service Management product category achieved a median EV/Revenue multiple of 2.0x, TTM Revenue Growth of 7.6%, and EBITDA Margin of 27.1%.  Notable companies outperforming their respective category include:

  • Synchronoss Technologies with a 3.9x EV/Revenue multiple
  • MIND C.T.I. with a 26.8% revenue growth
  • NeuStar with a 38.6% EBITDA margin

Monthly Report:  SEG Software Index – Billing and Service Management, Billing and Service Management, Public, Valuations, Financial Performance, Amdocs Limited, CSG Systems International, Evolving Systems, MIND C.T.I., NeuStar, Redknee Solutions, Synchronoss Technologies

Today’s Public Software Valuation and Financial Performance: The SEG Software Index – Business Intelligence Product Category

SEG’s Monthly Flash Reports track the financial performance and valuations of approximately 300 software companies, categorized in nearly 30 product categories across the on-premise software, SaaS and Internet sectors.  This post highlights the performance of the SEG Software Index – Business Intelligence product category as shown in the SEG July Monthly Flash Report.  To view the performance of dozens of other product categories, download the latest complimentary Monthly Flash Report here: http://www.softwareequity.com/research_flash_reports.aspx

In the month of June, the Business Intelligence product category achieved a median EV/Revenue multiple of 4.0x, TTM Revenue Growth of 10.0%, and EBITDA Margin of 15.2%.  Notable companies outperforming their respective category include:

  • Splunk with a 16.1x EV/Revenue multiple
  • Varonis Systems with a 34.5% revenue growth
  • Verisk with a 46.1% EBITDA margin

Monthly Report:  SEG Software Index – Business Intelligence, Billing Business Intelligence, Public, Valuations, Financial Performance, Fair Isaac, Informatica, MicroStrategy, Pegasystems, Progress Software, PROS Holdings, Qlik Technologies, Software AG, Splunk, Teradata, Varonis Systems, Verisk

Today’s Public Software Valuation and Financial Performance: The SEG Software Index – Gaming Product Category

SEG’s Monthly Flash Reports track the financial performance and valuations of approximately 300 software companies, categorized in nearly 30 product categories across the on-premise software, SaaS and Internet sectors.  This post highlights the performance of the SEG Software Index – Gaming product category as shown in the SEG February Monthly Flash Report.  To view the performance of dozens of other product categories, download the latest complimentary Monthly Flash Report here: http://www.softwareequity.com/research_flash_reports.aspx

 

In the month of January, the Gaming product category achieved a median EV/Revenue multiple of 1.4x, TTM Revenue Growth of 3.1%, and EBITDA Margin of 23.9%.  Notable companies outperforming their respective category include:

  • Ubisoft Entertainment with a 1.5x EV/Revenue multiple
  • Take-Two Interactive with a 129.5% revenue growth
  • Ubisoft Entertainment with a 28.0% EBITDA margin

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