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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Cloud-Based PLM and PDM Provider Upchain

Today I am thrilled to share the news that we have completed our acquisition of Upchain, a provider of instant-on, cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions. The addition of Upchain to the Autodesk portfolio accelerates our mission to deliver the next-generation software platform for design and manufacturing and creates more value for customers by removing collaboration…
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Autodesk Acquires Upchain

Autodesk, the publicly-traded software company best known for its CAD and 3D modeling tools, today announced that it has acquired Upchain, a Toronto-based startup that offers a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) service. The two companies, which didn’t disclose the acquisition price, expect the transaction to close by July 31, 2021. Since its launch in 2015, Upchain raised about $7.4…
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Dialogue accelerates virtual care market growth strategy with acquisition of Optima Global Health

MONTREAL, October 7, 2020 - Canadian virtual care leader Dialogue announced the acquisition of renowned Canadian workplace health and wellness service provider Optima Global Health. The transaction is part of Dialogue’s accelerated growth strategy, building on its proprietary healthcare technology to address increasing demands for health and wellness services for employers and their teams across the country. Founded in 1993, Optima Global…
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AI STARTUP RUBIKLOUD TO BE ACQUIRED BY OTTAWA-BASED KINAXIS FOR $81.4 MILLION CAD

OTTAWA, ON, June 15, 2020 - Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Toronto-based Rubikloud, a disruptive, emerging provider of AI solutions that automate supply chain prescriptive analytics and decision-making in the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. Globally-recognized retailers and CPG manufacturers in the…
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Dialogue Technologies Inc. acquires German Occupational Health and Safety services company ARGUMED Consulting Group GmbH

MONTREAL and MUNICH, Jan. 22, 2020  Dialogue Technologies Inc., the leading Canadian telemedicine, health and well-being provider, announced today the acquisition of German Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) services company ARGUMED Consulting Group GmbH. The acquisition marks an evolution in Dialogue's product offering and expansion opportunities in European markets. Since 2016, Dialogue has been focused on making employees healthier, happier and performing at their best…