Bentley Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Bentley has acquired 38 companies, including 26 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Bentley’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Seequent for $1.1B. Bentley has acquired in 9 different US states, and 16 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (76%) and information technology (14%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 4

Bentley

Bentley Systems, Inc.

685 Stockton Drive,
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
United States,
(610) 458-5000
www.bentley.com

Bentley is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure, including roadways, bridges, airports, skyscrapers, and industrial and power plants, as well as utility networks. Bentley delivers solutions for the entire lifecycle of the infrastructure asset, tailored to the needs of the various professions: the engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, planners, contractors, fabricators, IT managers, operators, and maintenance engineers: who will work on and work with that asset over its lifetime. Comprised of integrated applications and services built on an open platform, each solution is designed to ensure that information flows between workflow processes and project team members to enable interoperability and collaboration. Bentley was formed in 1984 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 13 6 3 4 10 1 37
vol $1.8B $1.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bentley Systems - Streetlytics mobility data business 2022-07-26 - Divestiture
Exton, Pennsylvania
ADINA R & D, Inc. 2022-04-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Watertown, Massachusetts · www.adina.com
Advanced Resources and Risk Technology LLC 2021-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.ar2tech.com
Power Line Systems 2021-11-16 700M USD Add-on Acquisition
Madison, Wisconsin · www.powerlinesystems.com
Aarhus GeoSoftware 2021-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Aarhus, Denmark · www.aarhusgeosoftware.dk
SPIDAWEB LLC 2021-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Gahanna, Ohio · www.spidasoftware.com
sensemetrics, Inc. 2021-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.sensemetrics.com
Vista Data Vision 2021-04-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Reykjavik, Iceland · www.vistadatavision.com
Nadhi Information Technologies Pvt Ltd. 2021-04-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Chennai, India · www.nadhi.in
INRO Software 2021-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.inrosoftware.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 28 (76%) 700M (40%) 1 (100%) -
Information Technology 5 (14%) 1.1B (60%) - -
Internet Software and Services 3 (8%) - - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Total 37 $1.8B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 700M 1 -
  California 5 - - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - 1 -
  Wisconsin 1 700M - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 4 - - -
Australia 2 - - -
Canada 2 - - -
  Saskatchewan 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Germany 2 - - -
India 2 - - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Iceland 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 1.1B - -
Norway 1 - - -
Portugal 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (38%) 700M (40%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 23 (62%) 1.1B (60%) - -
Total 37 $1.8B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Bell Gully
1
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $700M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Seequent Ltd.
$1.1B (2021-03-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
4 (11%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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