MSC Software Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1963

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 1,400


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 12

  • Investments
  • 14

MSC Software General Information


Developer of simulation software intended for the manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility industry. The company's software includes linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), multi-body dynamics, control systems and many other applications, enabling engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation
Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Multimedia and Design Software
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 5161 California Avenue
  • Suite 200
  • Irvine, CA 92617
  • United States
+1 (714) 000-0000

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MSC Software Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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MSC Software Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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MSC Software Competitors (27)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Tecplot Corporate Backed or Acquired Bellevue, WA 00 000000&0
Emulate3D Corporate Backed or Acquired Reading, United Kingdom 00 000000&0
Gamma Technologies Private Equity-Backed Westmont, IL 000 00000 0000000 0000 00000
Cadence Design Systems Corporation San Jose, CA 00000 00.000 000000 - 000 00.000
Convergent Science Private Debt Financed Madison, WI 000000000 -
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MSC Software Patents

MSC Software Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-10460046-B1 Convected perfectly matched layers Active 19-Feb-2015 000000000
JP-2014160321-A Structure analysis device Active 19-Feb-2013 0
US-5113049-A Flexible induction heating coil Inactive 14-Feb-1991 000000000 00
US-5089063-A Oxidizing with halogen, exchanging halide ions with azide ions, contacting with adhesive, decomposing azide ions to form nitrenes which bond metal surface to adhesive Inactive 08-Jan-1990 000000000 00
US-4992133-A Apparatus for processing composite materials Inactive 30-Sep-1988 B32B37/1036 00
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MSC Software Executive Team (24)

Name Title Board Seat
Bruce Engelmann Ph.D Chief Technology Officer
Richard MacNeal Co-Founder
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MSC Software Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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MSC Software Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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MSC Software Investments & Acquisitions (14)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Vires Simulationstechnologie 15-May-2017 0000000000 Automotive 0000000 0
Software Cradle 20-Dec-2016 0000000000 Business/Productivity Software 0000000 0
Simufact Engineering 17-Feb-2015 0000000000 Automation/Workflow Software 0000000 0
e-Xstream engineering 27-Sep-2012 0000000000 Application Software 0000000 0
Free Field Technologies 06-Sep-2011 Buyout/LBO Entertainment Software 0000000 0
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MSC Software Subsidiaries (3)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Free Field Technologies Entertainment Software Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium 1998
Vires Simulationstechnologie Automotive Bad Aibling, Germany 0000
Software Cradle Business/Productivity Software Osaka, Japan 0000
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MSC Software FAQs

  • When was MSC Software founded?

    MSC Software was founded in 1963.

  • Who is the founder of MSC Software?

    Robert Schwendler and Richard MacNeal are the founders of MSC Software.

  • Where is MSC Software headquartered?

    MSC Software is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

  • What is the size of MSC Software?

    MSC Software has 1,400 total employees.

  • What industry is MSC Software in?

    MSC Software’s primary industry is Multimedia and Design Software.

  • Is MSC Software a private or public company?

    MSC Software is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of MSC Software?

    The current valuation of MSC Software is 00000.

  • What is MSC Software’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for MSC Software is 000000.

  • How much funding has MSC Software raised over time?

    MSC Software has raised $573M.

  • Who are MSC Software’s investors?

    Elliott Investment Management, STG Partners, and ValueAct Capital Management have invested in MSC Software.

  • Who are MSC Software’s competitors?

    Tecplot, Emulate3D, Gamma Technologies, Cadence Design Systems, and Convergent Science are some of the 27 competitors of MSC Software.

  • When was MSC Software acquired?

    MSC Software was acquired on 26-Apr-2017.

  • Who acquired MSC Software?

    MSC Software was acquired by Hexagon.

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