Trimble Navigation said Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire TMW Systems for $335 million, bringing the transportation software provider together with PeopleNet Communications Corp., which Trimble purchased last year.
Executives with the companies told Transport Topics they will remain separate units and continue working with all current partners.
They also will more closely integrate TMW’s products with PeopleNet’s onboard computing and fleet communications services.
The all-cash deal will be financed through Trimble’s existing credit facility. TMW’s most recent 12-month revenue was about $96 million, Trimble said in a statement, and said the deal would add about 12 to 14 cents per share to its adjusted 2013 earnings.
David Wangler, TMW’s president and CEO, said joining with Trimble gives TMW an opportunity for growth that “we didn’t have as a stand-alone,” including more access to the construction and agricultural segments.