Autodesk, Inc.

111 McInnis Parkway,
Mill Valley, California 94903
United States,
(415) 507-5000

Autodesk is a provider of design software for customers in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries. Autodesk's sophisticated software products enable customers to experience their ideas before they are real. Customers are able to imagine, design, and create their ideas by visualizing, simulating and analyzing real-world performance early in the design process by creating and manipulating digital prototypes. Autodesk's professional software products are sold globally, both directly to customers and through a network of resellers and distributors. Additionally, the Company sells a line of consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design. Autodesk was formed in 1982 and is based in Mill Valley, California.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 42 3 2 1 - 1 49
vol $1.0B $266M $1.3B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - - - 2 - 3
vol $25M $25M

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Largest Moldflow Corp.
$297M (2008-05-01)
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Largest Location Logic
$25M (2009-05-19)

According to our data here at Mergr, Autodesk has acquired 49 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Autodesk’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Moldflow for $297M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Location Logic to Telecommunication Systems for $25M. Autodesk has acquired in 12 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (62%) and internet software and services (27%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 787 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 55 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 13 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Microsoft, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is The Riverside Company with 11 platform acquisitions.

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