Avigilon Raises $69 Million for Potential Acquisitions

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 08, 2013

Hot off doubling revenue, Avigilon has raised $69 million earmarked for 'general corporate purposes and potential strategic acquisitions.' Do they need the cash? Who should they acquire? We explore inside.

[Update: Avigilon raised $100 million more.]

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Comments (18)

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