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Win $500 - What Company Will Be Acquired Next?

More consolidations/acquisitions were one of the main themes predicted for 2017.

Make a prediction on who will be acquired next and win $500.

We ran a similar thread in 2013: Win $500 - What Security Company Will Be Acquired Next?, nobody won the $500 (since VideoIQ was acquired next but no one picked them), so we will make that same offer again, similar rules to the previous contest:

  • Acquisition target has to be a company previously mentioned on IPVM
  • One guess per person for first acquisition
  • Must guess using your real name (you can guess "Undisclosed", but won't be eligible to win)
  • If multiple people guess the same company the pot will be split evenly
  • Payment via PayPal

Also, what will be the largest acquisition in 2017? (No prize for this one, just guesses)

Submit yours now.

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gonna be hard to pick the first one as their are so many "security" companies out there.

but WTH largest and first acquisition pick is HikVison buying Avigilon

that ought to stir the pot a little

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Sony will fully acquire Bosch.

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Matt, you mean just the video surveillance part of Bosch?

Btw, so far, it has been the other way, the plan is for Bosch to primarily take over Sony's video surveillance offering.

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Yes, I meant just the surveillance side.

I see one of them taking the other over...I wouldn't be surprised if it's Bosch over Sony.  Neither would really shock me :).

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Just on a wild guess, Vicon will be acquired.

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Vicon already isn't a real manufacturer. Their core hardware is made by Hitron as is.

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Win $500 - What Company Will Be Acquired Next?

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My guess is Arecont will get acquired by someone or something. 

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I sense that Arecont may be more desperate than Avigilon, so I would agree, but last time this thing ran...the obvious choices were not what went first.

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Knightscope 

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I am going with Salient

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Dahua acquires Avigilon.

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This is the first time a submitter picked his own company....

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This is the first time a submitter picked his own company.

Actually its the second time, but whose counting :)

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Actually its the second time

You are good...

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As a Dahua distributor and as someone who's looked into your shipping manifests, no. You guys are more likely to go with Dynacolor than Dahua.

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You know what...I rescind my own previous statement here...

A possibility is that Avigilon may buy Dynacolor to lower their own costs.

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Are you saying Avigilon OEMs cameras from Dynacolor?

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They've got regular shipments coming from them.

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The Avigilon Appliances are DynaColor based. Several manufacturers OEM them for their own recorder-with-built-in-switch offerings.

But no Avigilon cameras are OEM, that I know of. If they are, we'd like to hear it!

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Well yeah, I only say they had shipments coming from them and that was about it. ~1500kg a month is nothing to sneeze at.

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They've got regular shipments coming from them.

Don't make me regret showing you panjiva.com, use responsibly :)

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Avigilon has 2 manufacturing sites one in British Columbia Canada and the other in Plano Texas. The current tooling and production can be scaled to support $6 B in sales between both

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The current tooling and production can be scaled to support $6 B in sales between both

Are you sure it's $6 billion (USD) or (CAD) because historically in their financial announcements / calls, it is ~$1 billion.

Source: Avigilon's most recent IR presentation Nov 2016:

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John with current setup yes $1 B but could be scaled easily to support $6 b. Sorry about the lack of clarity 

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From Avigilon IR / PR (in response to our question after your comment):

Based on our current production facilities and previously made public statements, we currently have up to $1B in production capacity.

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I say Avigilon.

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Pelco.

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Dunno who will be acquired next, but odds are the next acquirer will be FLIR.

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I believe Bosch will acquire Sony next as well

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Pelco

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Pelco

Boat or Plane?

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My ineligible guess, Stanley Security Solutions!

Why? NYSE - watch closely.

How? Organization Spin-Off.

Who? Siemens? Convergint?

When? That 3rd Quarter!

Why#2? Revenue and technology compactor, knowledge spread over the industry has no method or process to conform to revenue swings of intelligence solutions. Re-invent the big guy to wield a sword and shield or face the guillotine! 

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Let's go with Salient.

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HIK buying IPVM :)

just joking

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Since Avigilon was already taken, I am going to say ONSSI.

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I was debating about ONSSI, but i think they need another year to fail before being acquired by Arecont, because those are in my honest opinion the two worst manufacturers in CCTV, it would only make sense they buy each other.

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I don't think OnSSI isn't one of the worst, but Arecont is another story. I predict Arecont just slowly dies.

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I predict Arecont just slowly dies.

Not to be an Arecont optimist, but someone will buy Arecont once Arecont adjusts their expectations for a sale. Arecont has some technology / differentiation and with a new owner replacing the management team, they could experience a modest rejuvenation.

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You are being optimistic John! I'd totally agree if they had a track record of making good decisions.

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Brandon, despite all its errors, Mobotix got bought up for ~$200 million valuation. All I am saying is there is a Japanese photocopier manufacturer out there happy to buy Arecont ;)

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Then it predict that Hanwha will buy (save) Arecont. 

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If that happens I will proof-read my messages before posting.

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Do you think Genetec would buy Onssi?

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I do not think Genetec would buy ONSSI. They don't need the technology, and they can just go after the existing customer base. There are only a few things you would buy someone for

1) Technology you dont have

2) People or Knowledge you need

3) Assets are worth more than buying price

 

I don't think any of these would apply to Genetec buying ONSSI.

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Thus the reason Arecont will buy ONSSI... especially as the trend back to full solutions providers increases, it would only make sense. both have limited applications and a limited product offerings, and both products are rubbish out of the box, it just seems like the perfect match.

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Avigilon

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Verint

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Arecont vision.

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LTS

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everfocus

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Timely. :)

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What value does Everfocus have?

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ACTi by HP

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I think you deserve points just for thinking outside the box. After all, how much stranger would it be than a printer photo camera company buying a VMS and surveillance camera company....

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Maybe UI#8 mean HPE
Or he think it similar to AXIS by Canon

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Yes  HPE.

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Tomay-toe, tomah-toe, I think we both meant Hewlett Packard......... did we?

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Avigilon 

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IndigoVision

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IndigoVision

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DoubleVision 

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BriefCam

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NightOwl 

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Who does NightOwl OEM from?

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Avigilon 

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I'm going to say OpenEye.  Shot in the dark.

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Novatek to acquire Faraday’s surveillance business

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This deal was announced before this thread was posted.  Also, Faraday Technologies is a component supplier and has not been mentioned on IPVM.

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Thanks you for this information. 

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Some good guesses in here.

I am somewhat surprised nobody has mentioned Fortem, but given that we have already announced they are actively seeking a sale I am going to exclude them from eligibility for this contest.

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Avigilon

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Canon buys S2

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I am betting it will be Razberi.

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Intransa's remaining asset:

 

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Two acquisitions happened this week, but nobody guessed them.

Both are smaller companies, not frequently mentioned on IPVM, so we are keeping this contest open. Hopefully somebody will get lucky and win the pot.

Meanwhile, we are working on posts for the two acquisitions that did occur and will have those soon.

 

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Just curious, who were they?

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Karas joins IPVM and VideoIQ is acquired.

Ari joins IPVM and B&H is acquired!

Bonus points.... By Amazon.

Yes, I know I'm way out in left field...

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Karas joins IPVM and VideoIQ is acquired.

VideoIQ was acquired before Karas joined IPVM

Ari joins IPVM and B&H is acquired [by Amazon]

This will never happen.  

B&H is a very, very closely held company that would present insurmountable assimilation challenges to any mainstream acquisition.

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It was just an ironic joke. The way out in left field line should have clued you in. 

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It was just an ironic joke.

Sorry, I'm kinda slow sometimes. 

So the joke is "Imagine that VideoIQ was actually acquired after Karas joined IPVM.  In such a world and in a similar fashion, B&H photo would now be a likely acquisition, because Ari has joined IPVM".  Ok, I get it.

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Integrated Systems

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 FLIR

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Who you think would acquire them? Would have to be someone pretty big.

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I expect it would be a big player. Johnson Controls or Honeywell perhaps. I suppose Canon might if they have enough capital to work the deal. 

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Camio

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Vivotek

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Arecont acquired by Hanwha

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Wavestore in the UK

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Vicon

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Does it count if they're small? I think SnapAV/Luma/Visualint will be acquired next.

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Does not matter if they are small, but does have to be someone we have already covered. SnapAV does not fit the coverage criteria, so if they got acquired it would not qualify for the $500.

That being said, what makes you think SnapAV will get acquired? 

Related, SnapAV acquired Visualint in 2016.

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SnapAv acquired Visualint to add analytics to their mix. They are poised to be the next IC Realtime by catering primarily to the residential market (Under the Luma Surveillance Brand). IC Realtime is terrible and SnapAV actually tries to provide good products and services. If some bigger fish recognizes this, they may snap them up to get an instant foothold in the Resi market.

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define poised.

Luma (Wirepath) has been battling IC Realtime for years to capture the resi market.  Along with GenIV and many others.

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Axis buying Avigilon

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If we make it to 2018, does 'None' win? Edit: Never mind.

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Vivotek deal still isn't officially closed yet, is it?

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Vivotek

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