The entrance of the big boys: The changing landscape of the mine planning software business

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The recent acquisition of Mintec, providers of MineSight, by Hexagon AB of Sweden is the second such entry  by a large company into the mine planning software business. This news has caused me to think about what this means for … Continue reading

Glencore Xstrata Update: $7.7b Writedown

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This week marked a major update in the Glencore Xstrata acquisition, a topic I focused on over a year ago here. What was then a proposed merger became an all-share acquisition by Glencore to create the first commodities trader with … Continue reading

Are you ready to make the transition from Gemcom to Geovia? What are the implications of the proposed acquisition of Gemcom?

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Last week, Gemcom Software International, Inc., which is privately held, announced an agreement with Dassault Systemes (FR:DSY) for Dassault to purchase Gemcom in an all cash transaction. This puts several mine planning tools (Surpac, Gems, Minex, Whittle and others) under … Continue reading