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    June 25, 2021

    Reuters: Paul Hastings-Led PE Firm Sells Software Maker to Rockwell Automation

    Paul Hastings is guiding investment firm Francisco Partners in its $2.2 billion cash deal to sell manufacturing software maker Plex Systems to Rockwell Automation. Rockwell announced the deal on June 25th as the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based industrial automation equipment maker looks to boost its revenue from cloud offerings.

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    June 25, 2021

    Bloomberg Opinion: Deals, Activists, and Corporate Governance

    Rockwell Automation Inc. agreed to buy industrial cloud software company Plex Systems for $2.2 billion. Rockwell has traditionally preferred to partner with companies to expand its software offerings, but the company signaled it may be thinking about more overt takeovers last year. Plex Systems is Rockwell's largest publicly announced takeover.

  • News

    June 25, 2021

    Analyst Ratings: Oppenheimer Believes Rockwell Automation Still Has Room to Grow

    In a report released today, Noah Kaye from Oppenheimer assigned a Buy rating to Rockwell Automation, with a price target of $286.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $285.51, close to its 52-week high of $289.52. Corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock.

  • News

    June 25, 2021

    CNBC: Rockwell Automation CEO on Plex Systems Deal, Infrastructure, and More

    The industrials rallied after the June 24th infrastructure breakthrough. Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation CEO, joined “Squawk Box” on Friday to discuss the deal between a bipartisan group of senators and the White House as well as the company’s deal to buy Plex Systems and more.

  • News

    June 25, 2021

    FP: Francisco Partners Sells Plex Systems to Rockwell Automation for $2.22 Billion

    “Plex has always been at the forefront of the smart manufacturing revolution having launched its first cloud-native products more than two decades ago,” said Petri Oksanen, Partner at Francisco Partners. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to support the Plex team in accelerating their execution against this transformative vision and greatly scaling the business.”

  • News

    June 25, 2021

    Diginomica: Wedding bells for Plex Systems and Rockwell Automation - but what are the terms?

    Plex literally wrote the book on cloud-based ERP, having been doing this since the late 1990s. Many of their competitors only recently embraced cloud and/or multi-tenant cloud technology. Plex has developed deep manufacturing expertise in the automotive sector along the way. The deal will be very complementary and should be accretive in a relatively short time.

  • Press Release

    June 8, 2021

    Plex Systems Honors Unstoppable Manufacturers with 2021 Impact Awards

    Troy, MI, June 8, 2021 — Plex Systems, the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, today announced that Hatch Stamping Company, Omega Bio-tek and Thai Summit America are the 2021 Plex Impact Award winners.

  • News

    June 1, 2021

    Quality Magazine: Hexagon, Plex Systems Announce Partnership to Deliver Smart Manufacturing Solutions

    Hexagon and Plex will partner in opportunities, initially in Europe and India, where Hexagon prospects and customers have MES needs. The combination of Hexagon and Plex for these manufacturers provides a fully digitalized solution from plant measurement and metrology to managing end-to-end production.

  • News

    May 27, 2021

    The Fabricator: Hexagon, Plex Systems Announce Partnership

    Hexagon and Plex Systems have announced a new, strategic partnership that will enable Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division to co-sell Plex’s manufacturing execution system (MES) to Hexagon manufacturing customers.

  • Press Release

    May 26, 2021

    Plex Systems Honors Top Partners

    Troy, MI, May 26, 2021 — Plex Systems, the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, announced today that partners Control+M Solutions and Revolution Group, Inc. are the recipients of the company’s annual partner awards: the Plex Partner Impact Award and Partner of the Year Award.

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