When I hear Autodesk I think 3D architectural software, while Altium is all about PCB software from Australia. Yes, the product lines are non-overlapping. Yes, lots of ex-Mentor sales guys are at Autodesk, but is this a smart deal?
Australian-listed software maker Altium rejected a $3.9 billion takeover bid from U.S. peer Autodesk Inc on Monday as too low, but kept the door open for a higher offer as its shares leapt to near six-month highs. Autodesk, which makes architecture designing software AutoCAD, offered Altium...