Tuesday, 5 September 2017

UK engineering software firm Aveva to merge with Schneider Electric in £3bn deal

UK engineering software firm Aveva is to merge with the software arm of French energy group Schneider Electric, creating a company worth about £3bn.

Under the terms of the deal, Schneider will take a majority stake in Aveva, which will retain its base in Cambridge and stay listed on the Stock Exchange.

Aveva employs 1,700 people worldwide and grew out of Cambridge University in the 1960s - pioneering 3D design.

Schneider has been in the software business for more than 50 years.

It has worked with numerous different industries across the world.
This was Schneider's third attempt in three years to combine the companies.

The new company will cover a wider range of sectors, combining Aveva's experience in oil and gas and power and Schneider's reach in the chemicals, food and beverage industries.

It will also have a greater global reach, with Schneider's exposure to North America added to Aveva's existing markets.

BBC     News.