AspenTech Completes Emerson Transaction, Expanding High-Performance Global Industrial Software Position

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By Peter Reynolds
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Aspen Technology, Inc. announced the completion of its transaction with Emerson Electric Co., including the addition of Emerson’s OSI Inc. and Geological Simulation Software (GSS) businesses to AspenTech. As AspenTech Completes Emerson Transactionpart 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 3,700 people located in 62 offices across 41 countries.

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

Combined Company

Since its founding in the early 1990s, OSI has been focused on optimizing transmission and distribution systems for utility companies in the power industry, which places the company in the middle of the global electrification imperative, 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 existing solutions into the industrial customer base.

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, ensuring a complete interlock from reservoir to the gas station and into chemicals production. 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.

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