Arecont Acquisition By Costar

By: John Honovich, Published on Jul 11, 2018

Arecont Vision acquisition by Costar Technologies has been approved by the court, concluding the bankruptcy process triggered by Arecont's founders $80 million loan default, and winning the auction vs Turnspire.

But who is Costar? And what happens to Arecont now? Inside this note, based on feedback from Costar and Arecont, we examine these questions.

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Acquisition ***** 

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Future ** ******* ** ****** / **** *&*

****** *****, ** *** announcement, **** ** ***** strength ****** ** * 'real' ************:

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********* ** ****, ****** ********** **** they ***** ** ********** investment ** *******'* ******* R&D:

******* ** ********* ******** 8% ** ******* **** the ****** ********** ** staff. ***** *** *********** we ****** **** *** R&D ***** **** ******** to *** **-**% ***** as ** **** *** technical ********* ** ******** the *********** *** ******* of *** **** ******* line.

********** ****, ****** ***** their ******* ********** **** their **** ** ********:

**** ** ****** **-**% on *&* **** ********** spend **** **** **** as **** ********* ** house ******* *** *** developing *** ******* *** future ****** ********... ****** has ********** **-********** ***** product **** ***** *** acquisition.

Arecont ********** ******** ************

*******'* ********* **** ******** noted ** **** **** he *** ***** ******'* management *** **** **** 20 ***** *** **** the *********** *** ********** received, ****** ******'* "******* commitment ** ********* *** business **** *** ******, not **** *&* *** customer ******* *** ******* as ****."

Upside *** ******

******, ************** ****** (*** **** slip), ** * ********** small *******. ******, *******'* revenue **** **** *****, even ** ***** *******, was **** ******** **** than ******. *** ******, they ***** ********* ****** ***** revenue *******. ****, ********* on **** '*********' / cost ******* **** *** find **** ********* **********, it ***** ******** ******'* profitability. *** ***** *** low *********** *****, ** they **** ******* ****** and ***** *** ******** of *******'* ********, **** could *** ******* ****** from *******'* ******** ***** currently.

Challenges *** ******

*******, ***** *** ********* challenges *** ****** / Arecont *********:

  • *******: ***** ******'* ********** small **** *** ***** status **** ****** *** relatively ***** ***** ************ industry, *** **** ******* / ********* **** *** access ** **** ** a **** ******** *** likely **********.
  • ***********: ******* ** *******, will **** ****** ********* and **** ** ******* cameras ** **** ** beat *** **** ** Axis, ********, *****, *********, etc.? **** *** **** 5 *****, *******'* ***** lead ** **** ****** resolution *** *****-****** ******* have ****** **** ********** or *** **** *************. What *** ****** / Arecont ** ** ******* this?
  • ********:*******'* ***** ** *******, ** *** *** least. *******, ****** *** very ****** **** ***********. To **** ***, ******* will **** ****** **** to ****** ***** *****, which **** *** ** easy.
  • ********* ****** *****: ** **** ** interesting ** *** *** much '*********' ***** ******* selling ****** ******'* *****. For *******, *** ******'* existing ****** ** ************** businesses **** ******* **** more *****-******* ** ***** verticals?

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******* ****** *** ********** why ******(*) **** ** doing ****-***** *******.

 

** ***'* **** ** some *****-***** ******* ** company ** ******* *,*** FPGA-based ***** * ****.

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**** ***** ********

*** ****'** **** **** than **** ****** ** get ** *** *********'* radar. *** ** **** can *** ****** ** a *********** *********, *** boost ** ***** ******* worth ***** **** ****** the ******** *** **** acquisition.

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***, ************ ***** **** ***********:)

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