Over the weekend, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX: S63), or STE, announced the acquisition of TransCore, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) for US$2.68 billion.

Major STE shareholder Temasek Holdings has indicated that it will vote in favour of this transaction.

The engineering conglomerate has undoubtedly been one of the more resilient blue-chip stocks during the recent downturn.

In fact, STE has seen its order book climbing steadily since the end of 2019 and has also kept its annual dividend unchanged at S$0.15 per share over the last five financial years.

This acquisition comes after a failed bid by the group to acquire Cubic Corporation back in March this year.

The company’s last acquisition was two years ago, where it bought Newtec, a satellite communication company, for EUR 250 million.

STE’s share price has surged to a seven-week high of S$3.88 on the news.

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