A word from Chris Galbraith regarding the recent merger between MFAC and TSI
As mentioned previously, TSI recently announced the merger between Thumbprint Solutions Inc. (TSI) and MFAC on January 31, 2021.
TSI offers a broad range of simulation and virtual prototyping services to industries including automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer product, industrial equipment and biomedical. With access to this extensive technical expertise, MFAC can now better support its customers in all of their engineering activities.
I have greatly enjoyed interacting with all of my customers, large and small, over the last 26 years, and look forward to doing so in the future. As part of the merger, I am able to hand off much of the administrative aspects of customer relationship management to MFAC's new President, Larry Kron. I will continue on as the Director of Software Support.
I would also like to particularly welcome Markus Hetzler to the MFAC team. Markus worked for my very first LS-DYNA customer before leaving to form TSI in 2005. Since then we have collaborated on many projects over the years for shared customers.
MFAC and Thumbprint Solutions Inc. Merge Engineering Firms
Stouffville, Kingston Ontario Canada – Jan 31, 2021 — Thumbprint Solutions Inc. (“TSI”) is pleased to announce our successful merger with Metal Forming Analysis Corporation (“MFAC”), a lead distributor and support provider of LS-DYNA and the Ansys and ETA simulation software suites.Our organizations have collaborated on many successful engagements over the years and we recognized the time was right to formally merge. The combined technology-first team has strong theoretical, practical and software expertise across the full range of engineering physics from design and ideation through simulation and realization. Offering services and software solutions allows us to support our client’s in a seamless way from imagination to implementation.
“TSI has always been about helping our clients achieve their technology goals by combining solid engineering with a customer-focused approach,” says Markus Hetzler P.Eng., President of TSI, “which aligns lock-step with MFAC’s recognized dedication to delivering results. We are thrilled to offer our clients a broader range of engineering capabilities and support them with more choices to solve their technical and business needs.”
“MFAC has been growing domestically and internationally for many years”, says Chris Galbraith, PhD, P.Eng., “and the addition of the Ansys product suite gives us exciting new opportunities for accelerating our growth and engagement with our customers. Having worked closely with TSI as LS-DYNA power-users over the years, they are a natural fit to help us enhance our existing support services and grow our client-base.”
About Metal Forming Analysis Corporation (“MFAC”)
Dr. Chris Galbraith and his MFAC team have been providing top line LS-DYNA, Ansys and Dynaform software and services to customer throughout Canada, the US and globally for over 25 years. With a broad customer base in industry segments including Manufacturing and Materials, Automotive, Defence, Education and General Consulting, he brings with him an internationally recognized background in advanced simulation over a wide range of physics.
About Thumbprint Solutions Inc. (“TSI”)
Since 2005 TSI has helped a broad range of customers solve their technology challenges from concept to reality through our full-services engineering approach. TSI has provided design engineering, advanced simulation, product development and consulting services to customers in the Transportation & Mobility, Aerospace & Defense, Life Science and Industrial Product sectors. TSI serves clients in Canada, the USA and around the globe.
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We Have Moved!
Effective October 9th, 2019, the head offices of the Metal Forming Analysis Corporation have migrated to 65 Dickens Drive, Kingston, ON K7M 2M9.
A word from MFAC President Chris Galbraith regarding the recent purchse of LSTC by ANSYS
As mentioned below, ANSYS recently announced the acquisition of the Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC). This deal is subject to regulatory approval, and is due to close sometime in the 4th quarter of 2019.
Presently, it is unclear how exactly ANSYS and MFAC will work post-acquisition. Until that time, however, it is business as usual. If anyone has questions about this matter, please feel free to contact Chris Galbraith at [email protected].
ANSYS and LS-DYNA Creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation Sign Definitive Acquisition Agreement
Acquisition will bolster ANSYS' passenger safety, healthcare and manufacturing capabilities
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2019 – ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology. Once closed, the acquisition will empower ANSYS customers to solve a new class of engineering challenges, including developing safer automobiles, aircraft and trains while reducing or even eliminating the need for costly physical testing. The purchase price for the transaction is $775 million, of which 60% of the consideration will be paid in cash and 40% will be paid through the issuance of ANSYS common stock to the current owners of LSTC. In conjunction with the transaction, ANSYS anticipates obtaining new debt financing to fund all or a significant portion of the cash component of the purchase price.
The automotive industry has widely adopted the Livermore, California company's gold-standard solution, LS-DYNA, a highly scalable multiphysics solver, to accurately predict a vehicle's behavior and the effects on occupants during a collision. To do this, LS-DYNA simulates the behavior of the vehicle structure and all components including tires, seats, seatbelts, airbags, accelerometers, sensors and batteries in a fully coupled mathematical framework. LSTC counts the vast majority of tier one automotive suppliers among its customers. The combined company's strengths in simulation for structures, fluids, electromagnetics, optics, safety and machine learning will deliver a powerful solution for autonomous and electric vehicles to global automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.
The ability of LS-DYNA to scale to industry-leading levels on high-performance computers has propelled its usage outside of the automotive sector. LSTC's solutions are widely used in aerospace, civil engineering, defense, manufacturing, and the biomedical industries.
"LSTC has been a decades-long ANSYS partner, and we have tremendous respect for the deep ties that they have built with their customers for more than 30 years," said Ajei Gopal, ANSYS president and CEO. "Upon close, we expect our shared customer-centric approach, coupled with access to our combined portfolio of simulation solutions, will deliver enormous value to our mutual customers. Additionally, this acquisition will enable ANSYS to significantly advance our existing integration of LS-DYNA into the ANSYS Workbench environment, providing ANSYS customers seamless access to an even wider range of advanced simulation technology. Driven by the vision of its founder John Hallquist, LSTC has focused on customer success throughout its history. I am personally thrilled for the opportunity to work more closely with this industry legend."
"As an ANSYS partner for nearly 25 years, I am excited to formally join ANSYS and contribute to their place as the leader in engineering simulations," said John O. Hallquist, founder and CEO of LSTC. "ANSYS is the perfect home for LSTC's world-class team of scientists, mathematicians and engineers to continue advancing state-of-the-art, scalable and fully coupled, multiphysics computations. The ANSYS Workbench platform provides their customers with access to a uniquely broad portfolio of simulation technologies packaged into a user-friendly interface that is the envy of the industry. I expect that the combination of Workbench and LS-DYNA will expand our user base by at least an order of magnitude. Here at LSTC, nothing makes all of us happier than when our research enables more customers to imagine, design and implement ambitious projects that were previously impossible."
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and regulatory clearance. ANSYS management will provide further details regarding the transaction and its impact on the 2019 financial outlook after the closing. ANSYS expects that the transaction will add $60 million to $65 million of non-GAAP revenue to its 2020 results and will be neutral to modestly accretive to non-GAAP operating margins and diluted earnings per share. Non-GAAP projections exclude the effects of acquisition adjustments to deferred revenue, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets and transaction costs related to the acquisition.
About ANSYS, Inc.
If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. Through our strategy of Pervasive Engineering Simulation, we help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Visit www.ansys.com for more information.
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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the proposed acquisition, including statements regarding the benefits of the acquisition, the anticipated timing of the acquisition and the products and markets of each company. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words "believe," "project," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "future," "opportunity," "plan," "may," "should," "will," "would," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the acquisition may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the acquisition, including the receipt of certain regulatory approvals, (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the acquisition agreement, (iv) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of LSTC and potential difficulties in LSTC employee retention as a result of the transaction, (v) risks related to diverting management's attention from LSTC's ongoing business operations, (vi) the ability of ANSYS to successfully integrate LSTC's operations, product lines, and technology, and (vii) the ability of ANSYS to implement its plans, forecasts, and other expectations with respect to LSTC's business after the completion of the proposed acquisition and realize additional opportunities for growth and innovation. In addition, please refer to the documents that ANSYS files with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this press release. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and ANSYS assumes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
LS-DYNA New version release R11.1
We would like to inform you that LSTC has released LS-DYNA version R11.1. The new version comes with bug fixes and enhanced features.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.