Arecont Acquisition By Costar

Author: 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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Arecont ********** ******** ************

*******'* ********* **** ******** ***** ** **** **** ** *** known ******'* ********** *** **** **** ** ***** *** **** the *********** *** ********** ********, ****** ******'* "******* ********** ** improving *** ******** **** *** ******, *** **** *&* *** customer ******* *** ******* ** ****."

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Challenges *** ******

*******, ***** *** ********* ********** *** ****** / ******* *********:

  • *******: ***** ******'* ********** ***** **** *** ***** ****** **** within *** ********** ***** ***** ************ ********, *** **** ******* / ********* **** *** ****** ** **** ** * **** question *** ****** **********.
  • ***********: ******* ** *******, **** **** ****** ********* *** **** to ******* ******* ** **** ** **** *** **** ** Axis, ********, *****, *********, ***.? **** *** **** * *****, Arecont's ***** **** ** **** ****** ********** *** *****-****** ******* have ****** **** ********** ** *** **** *************. **** *** Costar / ******* ** ** ******* ****?
  • ********:*******'* ***** ** *******, ** *** *** *****. *******, ****** *** **** ****** name ***********. ** **** ***, ******* **** **** ****** **** to ****** ***** *****, ***** **** *** ** ****.
  • ********* ****** *****: ** **** ** *********** ** *** *** **** '*********' exist ******* ******* ****** ******'* *****. *** *******, *** ******'* existing ****** ** ************** ********** **** ******* **** **** *****-******* in ***** *********?

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** **** ** ******** ** *** *** **** **** ****** Arecont *** **** ***** **** **** ****. ***** ************ ********* focus ** ***** ********* *** ***** ** ** ************ ******** in *** ** ***** ******** ********* ** *** ** * can ****; ** ******, *****'* ** ******** ** ***** ********* providers ** '**********' ***** ********* ********* *** **** ******. *** topic ** ********* **...

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