Dassault Systemes is buying Apriso, which develops manufacturing software, for $205 million.
Long Beach, Calif.-based Apriso’s software is used by customers to synchronize global manufacturing operations. The software is used by Alstom, British American Tobacco plc (NYSE: BTI), Bombardier Inc., General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), Hitachi, L’Occitane, L’Oreal, Philip Morris International inc. (NYSE: PM) and other companies.
Vélizy-Villacoublay, France-based Dassault makes 3D design software, called 3DExperience, and provides digital mock up and product-lifecycle management services. The software helps companies digitize products to make 3D models.
The deal is expected to close in July.