AspenTech and Emerson complete acquisition transaction

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Monday, 23 May, 2022

AspenTech and Emerson complete acquisition transaction

Aspen Technology (AspenTech) has announced the completion of its transaction with Emerson — including the addition of Emerson’s OSI Inc. and Geological Simulation Software (GSS) businesses to AspenTech — which was announced in 2021. As part of the close of the transaction, Emerson has contributed $6.0 billion in cash to AspenTech, which will be received by AspenTech shareholders, in exchange for a 55% stake in AspenTech. In addition, Emerson and AspenTech have entered into an enhanced commercial partnership that will enable AspenTech to penetrate new and existing markets. The company now employs more than 3700 people located in 62 offices across 41 countries.

AspenTech provides an industrial software portfolio with the capabilities to optimise the asset lifecycle across a wide range of industry verticals. With this new set of solutions, AspenTech says it is now increasingly well positioned to help customers solve the complexity of the dual challenge: meeting the increasing demand for resources from a rapidly growing population in a profitable and sustainable manner.

“Industrial leaders are at the forefront of addressing the dual challenge, and we are excited to apply our newly combined expertise and innovation to help them achieve their sustainability and profitability objectives,” said Antonio Pietri, President and CEO of AspenTech. “Today, we are the ‘new’ AspenTech, offering our customers even greater scale, capabilities and innovation, across a diverse range of industries with the addition of OSI and GSS.”

Since its founding in the early 1990s, OSI has been focused on optimising transmission and distribution systems for utility companies in the power industry, including managing the complexity created from a broader set of renewables and other power sources. The utilities and power market represents a new opportunity for AspenTech to cross-sell OSI’s existing solutions into its industrial customer base, according to the company.

The GSS business, which will now be known as Subsurface Science and Engineering (SSE), allows AspenTech to provide an end-to-end solution for the oil and gas supply chain with an extension to the chemicals supply chain. The company says there is also a long-term sustainability growth opportunity as companies continue to leverage subsurface technologies for carbon sequestration, geothermal and hydro energy, and mining of rare earth metals for applications such as electric vehicle batteries.

“We have received overwhelmingly supportive feedback from customers who are excited about our new innovations and the addition of leading technology unlocked through this transaction,” Pietri added. “They already understand the benefits that this combination will bring in helping them achieve higher levels of efficiency and innovation to enhance business performance and meet sustainability goals.

“We believe OSI and GSS customers will realise significant value in partnering with AspenTech and benefit from our 40-year history of innovation and software leadership in capital-intensive industries. Particularly for those companies in the early phases of digitalisation, AspenTech can guide them through their journey, leveraging our expertise from helping revolutionise the oil and gas and chemical industries.”

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