Acquisition of NavisWorks to Enhance Autodesk Solutions for Construction and Plant Design Industries and Improve InteroperabilitySAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced it has completed the acquisition of NavisWorks
for a purchase price of $26 million, plus a working capital adjustment.
NavisWorks is a privately-held company based in Sheffield, England, that
provides software for 3D coordination, collaboration and sequencing in design
and construction. This acquisition extends Autodesk's 3D software leadership
in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), shipbuilding, and plant
Autodesk and NavisWorks plan to jointly develop and deliver an even more
comprehensive suite of solutions for design and construction. The addition of
NavisWorks technology to the Autodesk portfolio will help enable Autodesk
customers to aggregate design information from multiple platforms, including
both Autodesk and non-Autodesk solutions.
"The acquisition of NavisWorks demonstrates Autodesk's efforts to redefine
design and extend the value of design data," said Jay Bhatt, senior vice
president, Autodesk AEC Solutions. "Autodesk remains committed to providing
the industry with tools like NavisWorks that help AEC professionals
consolidate disparate forms of data in order to execute on their mission
This transaction is expected to decrease targeted GAAP earnings per
diluted share by $0.01 in fiscal 2008. Excluding in-process R&D expenses and
the amortization of acquisition-related intangibles, this transaction is
expected to have no impact on targeted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for
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and uncertainties, including statements regarding the impact of the
acquisition on Autodesk's earnings per share, product offerings and the
performance of its business. Factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially include the following: difficulties encountered in
integrating merged businesses; whether certain market segments grow as
anticipated; the competitive environment in the software industry and
competitive responses to the acquisition; and whether the companies can
successfully develop new products or modify existing products and the degree
to which these gain market acceptance.
Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial
results of Autodesk are included in the company's reports on Form 10-K for the
year ended January 31, 2007, and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30,
2007 which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets.
Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the
broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help
customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies
rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world
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