SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 5, 2018
ASPEN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
20 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 221-6400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 5, 2018, we completed our acquisition of the group companies of Apex Optimisation that develop and offer dynamic optimization and advanced process control software and services, including Generic Dynamic Optimisation Technology software or GDOT. The purchase price for the acquisition was $23.0 million in cash. GDOT software aligns Advanced Process Control (APC) with Planning & Scheduling, enabling unified production optimization for refineries and petrochemical companies in complex industrial environments. We did not acquire Apex Optimisation’s Australian services operations, which will be conducted by an independent entity under the new name of Greenfern Dynamics Pty.
On February 5, 2018, we issued a press release announcing the acquisition. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the acquisition is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Neither Exhibit 99.1 nor any information contained therein shall be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall either Exhibit 99.1 or any information therein be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit relating to Item 8.01 shall be deemed to be furnished, and not filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
ASPEN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: February 5, 2018
/s/ Frederic G. Hammond
Frederic G. Hammond
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary