Autodesk buying manufacturing CAD software firm for $276M

|By:, SA News Editor

Autodesk (ADSK) is acquiring Delcam, a British developer of CAD/CAM and industrial measurement software for manufacturers, for £172.5M ($276M) in cash. The deal is expected to be dilutive to FY15 (ends Jan. '15) EPS, and accretive to FY16 EPS. (PR)

Delcam employs 600 people, and had revenue of £47.1M ($75.3M) in its last fiscal year; its shares are up 20.4% in London.

Autodesk has been aggressively snapping up design/manufacturing software companies and product lines as it contends with slow/negative growth in multiple verticals. The company's manufacturing software sales rose 2% Y/Y in the July quarter to $144M (26% of total revenue).

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