Science software supplier goes 3D


French 3D software supplier Dassault Systèmes has finalised a merger agreement with US-based Accelrys.

Dassault provides 3D design and modelling software to support a range of industries from aerospace and electronics to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The partnership will bolster Dassault’s offerings in life science and chemistry-using industries, by building on Accelrys’ expertise in scientific data and innovation lifecycle management.

Dassault has made a cash offer for all of Accelrys’ shares that values the company at around $750 million (£450 million).

 


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