Dassault Systèmes acquires lifecycle management software provider Accelrys

Deal will help Dassault enrich its molecular chemistry capabilities, from discovery to manufacturing

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 31 January 2014
Dassault Systèmes acquires lifecycle management software provider Accelrys

Dassault Systèmes has signed a definitive merger agreement which will see the company acquire Accelrys, a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software for chemistry, biology and materials.

By combining with Accelrys, Dassault Systèmes will be able to enrich its molecular chemistry capabilities, from discovery to manufacturing. The company will also be able to support the regulatory requirements of its formulation-based industry offerings, such as in the life sciences, consumer packaged goods, high tech and energy industries.

“We share the same passion for enabling scientific innovation and are confident that together, leveraging the great Accelrys assets, we will deliver a unique and unmatched scientific PLM solution,” said Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “The world demands a new paradigm for sustainability where chemistry, materials and biology meet. This is what the virtual universes enabled by Dassault Systèmes are delivering, capable of harmonising products, nature and life, from imagination to industry solution experience.”

Accelrys works with more than 2,000 customers, including numerous Fortune 500 companies and major pharma/biotech, consumer packaged goods and chemical industry players.

“This merger represents a unique opportunity to accelerate Accelrys’ journey by leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ PLM environment and 30 years of unmatched discipline in executing for improved industrial performance,” said Max Carnecchia, president and CEO of Accelrys. “With our passionate and talented teams, Accelrys is convinced that joining Dassault Systèmes will deliver transformational value to our customers by combining science-based innovation with product lifecycle management.”

The deal is likely to be completed during the second quarter of 2014.

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