Genetec's Sipelia Acquisition and Plan Manager Offering Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 22, 2010

In this note, we examine Genetec's December 2010 acquisition of Sipelia, a French software development company. We share feedback from an interview with Genetec as well as provide our observations on the deal.

The acquisition has two key components:

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  • *********** ***** ** *** *** ** **** **** **** **** view **** ** ******* (**** ****** ** ******* *** ******* offerings - **** ****** **** *** ******** ** *** *********). Genetec ********* ****, "** *** ****** *** ****** ********* * hierarchy ** ***** **** ***** ***** ** *** **** ***** that *** ********** ****** ******** ** *** ****** *********** ***** on *** **** *****. *** ****** **** ***** *** ****** visible ** *** ****. ******* *** *** ***** *** ****** based *** *** ******, *** ********* ** *** *** ** always ****** **** * ****** **** ***** *** *** ****** floor **** *** **’* ******* ** **** *** ******** ** the ****** **."

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"** ******* ** *** ********* **** **** ******* ** ***** built-in ***** ********** *** ****** ******* ** ******* ** *** majority ** **** ** *** ****** **** ********** **** **** system. ** **** ** ****** ** ********** ******* **** ** not ****** ** **** *** ***** ********." 

*** ***** ***** ** ** **** ******* **** **** ***** do *** ******* *** **** **********. * ****** ** ***** recent ***** (**** ** **** *******, ******** ******* *** *** party ***** *********, *********** **** ******* *********** *** *** ***** access *******, ***.) ********** *******'* *********** ** * '****' ** 'PSIM' ***********.

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