Mobotix Sold to Japanese Manufacturer Konica Minolta

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 25, 2016

Smart, smart move Mobotix.

Taking a page out of the Axis / Milestone playbook, Mobotix has found themselves a Japanese sucker company to pay them top dollar in a commoditizing market.

** **** ****, ** ************* *******'* ********* ** *** * *********** ******** ** *******.

Mobotix ****

******* "***** ***** *******", ********* *******'* *******, ********** **% ** ***** ****** ** ****** *******. **** ** significant ***** *******'* ******* *** **** *** ******* ****** ** *******'* rise ** ***** ** *** ***** *** ** **** ** their ******* ** *** *****.

"*** **** ** ********* ** ******* ** ******* *** *** ** billion *** ($*** ******* ** $*** *******)"********* ** *** ****** ***** ************* ****** ****** **.*% ** *** *** ** *** ************, though *** ***** ***** ** ***** *** ***** *******'* **** just * *** ***** ***:

** *** **** ****, ** ** * ***%+ ******** **** their ********** ***** * ***** *** ****** *********** *******.

*******and *******

******* *** ** ******* ***** ($** ***) ******* ** *** most ****** ********* ****. *************, ***** ******* *** **** **** for *****, ** *** ***** ***** *****:

*** ************, ******* **** **** ********* ** ****. ** *** past **% *** ******* **** ******, *** ** ** ** the *% *****.

Valuation ******

******* *******' ********* ********, *** ********* ** ****** ******. *** ***** agreed ** *** *****, *** **** ** ** ** *** 200 ******* ***** ** ***** ******* ***** *****, **** ** 2.5x *******, * ******* ****** *** **** * ****** *******.

Konica *******

****** ******* ** * ~$* ******* ******* ************ ********* ** the ****** ********* ******** (*.*. ************). **** **** ** **** cameras, *** **** ******** *** ****** **** **** ***** ***.

**** ** * ********* ** ***** ********** ***** ** *** Mobotix ****:

******* ***** ********* * **** ******** ** ****** *******'* ******* in *** ~*% *****.

Fit **** ****** *******

********* ***** ****** ***** ******, *** *** ****** **** ******, ****** was ********** ** *******'*:

"******* ******** **** *** "******," ** *** ******** ********, **** the ****** ****** ** ****** * ********** ****** ** ***, among ***** ******."

********* **** ** *****, **** ******* **** **-***** ********* (********* rivals **** **** *** ********). ** **** ** *** ***** whether ****** ** *** ****** ***** ****** **** *** ********** this. *** ****** *********:

"****** ******* ******* ** ******* *** *********** ** *******'* ***** ******** technologies ** ***** *****, **** ** ********** ** *** ******* ** care **********."

**** ***** ********, ** ****** *** ******** *** *** ***** channel, *.*., ** *****.

Direct ***** *** *******

****** ***************:

"****** ******* **** ******* *** ************ ** ******* ******** *** their ******** ******** ** ********** *** ****** ****** ***** ******* and *****-***** ******* *** ******** *******."

** **** ** *********** ** *** *** **** ****** / conflicts **** *******'* *** ***********.

~600% ******* Growth ********

**** *********, *** ****** ********:

"****** ******* ***** ** ******** ***** **** ******** ********* *******'* technologies, targeting ** ******* *** ** ** ******* *** **** *** next **** *****. *** ***** ********** ****** **% ** *** projected ***** ***** *** **** ****** ****."

**** ***** *** ** ** ~*** ******* *****, ******** ** Mobotix's **** ****** ****** ******* ** ** ******* *****.

Mobotix **** ** ********** ******

******* *** ******* **** ** * ********** ******, **** ***** 5+ *********** / ***** ******* ******** ********* **** *.*** *** *****. ******* **** **** *** ****** ** ******* *** **** suppliers *** *******'* ***** ** ******* *** *** ***-**-*** ********, Mobotix's **** ** ****** *********** *** *** ******* *** ******* marginalized ******.

***, ***** ********** ** ******, ** ***** ****** **** ** continue ** ****** ********** ******* ** ****** *** *** ******* / market / *************.

Upside *** ******

******* **** **** ******** ********** ***** ******** ******** **** *** play **** ** ******** ********* *** **** ******** ******* *** are ******* ** *** *******'* ******* ******. ** **** ***, Konica *** **** ** ***** ***** **** *** ****, ** long ** **** ** *** ********* ****** ** **** ******* revenue ***% ** *** **** * *****.

UPDATE: ******* ****** ** ********

** ***** ****, *********** * ****** ** *** ********, *** **** ******* * ****** ***** *******:

  • ******* ****-********** ******** ********* ********* ****** *******'* ********** ******* *******. Konica *******'* **-***** *** ******** ***** **** ***** ** * high ********* *****. **** ***** ****** **** ** **** ** generate ** ******, ********* *** ********, *** **** *** **** the ***** ** * ****** ******.
  • ******* *********** ********* *** ******** ******** *******, *** ******** * "Care ******* ********" *** ********** ********* ** ******* **** *****, combining *** ************ ** **** *********.
  • ******** ** ***** *** **** ******. *** **** ******* **** project ***** ********* **** *** **** ******** **** ******** ******* (global ********).

*** ** **** *** ***** *******, ********** **** ******** ******* approaches.

Comments (29)

***! **** ***** ******** ** ***** **********? ** ** **** "sexy" ** **** ******** ******** ** **** *********?

******* ******** *******'* ** **** ********* *******, ******* ** *********** ****. *****'* ******* * *** ***** on (*.*., *********** **** *** ****** ********) *** ******* *** company ** ****** ** **** *** ******.

******* *** *** ****** *** ** *** **** **** **** a ****** ****** ******* **** **** ** **** ** ****** Konica.

** ** **** "****" ** **** ******** ******** ** **** portfolio?

*** "*******" ***** ***** ******* ** ******** *** * ** mXpeg.

** *** ****** **** ** *** *** * ******* ******* you *** * **** ****** ***. ***** ******* *** ********* reminds ** * *** ** * ****** ********* ** ***** they *** ** ** ********* **** ;)

**** *******, **. ******

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***** **** ******! ***** **** *** **** ***% ****** ******* on ********* **** ***** ******* ***** *** ******* **** ** me.

******: ****** ***************:

"****** ******* **** ******* *** ************ ** ******* ******** *** their ******** ******** *************** ******direct ***** network and after-sales ********** ******** *******." (******** *****)

** **** ** *********** ** *** *** **** ****** / conflicts **** *******'* *** ***********.

******** * ***'* **** **** *** ******** ** * ******* but,

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********* **** ***** **** **** ** ***** ****** * **** of ********* ****, ** ******* *** ****** **** *** **** out ******.

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***** *** ** **** **** **** ************* ******** **** *** to ****** *****-****. ******* **** *********** *** ****-*** ** ***, their ****** *************** *** ******** ** **** ***, *** ****** makes ** * **** **** ** *** ******** *********.

* ****** **** *** ********** ** *** *** *********. ** seems * **** *** ******* ********** ******.

* **** ** ******* **** ** *** *** * ******** per *** *** * ***** ********. **** ** **** *******..."****** *******, ***. (****** *******) ***** ********* **** *** ******* entered ****share ******** ********* with the major shareholder Dr. Ralf Hinkel Holding GmbH, and other shareholders of MOBOTIX AG, a German manufacturer of video surveillance systems (MOBOTIX), regarding the acquisition of the MOBOTIX shares held by them comprising approximately 65% of the share capital of MOBOTIX"

**** **** ***** *********, ***** ** ** *** *** "******* integrators" *** **** **** **** ******** ** *** *** ******* in *** ******....**** **** **** **** *** *** ***** ** pure *********** *** ********....

*********** ** *** ******* ****** **** ** **** ********** ************* 65% ** *** ***** ******* ** *******

****'* ********* ***** *** "** ****** *******". *********, **** *** hold * ******** ** *** *****, *** ******* ** ***** to ** **** *** ******.

**** **** **** **** * ******** (*** ****** / ******* / ******* *********), *** ******* ***** ****** ** ********* *** controlling ****** / ******** *****.

* ** ***** **** ** ** ******* **** ******* ****** Minolta **** ** **** *******, *** **** **** ********** ****** the *******, *** ****** *********** *****.

* ** ******** *** ******* **** ** **** *** **** will ***** ** ******** ***** ********* *** ** **** ** wide ************

* ** ** ********** *** *** *** ******* ********. * have ***** ****** **** ** ****, *****, ***, *** **** others ** *** *** ***** ***** *** **** ** *** our ********* ******. **** ** **** ***** ** **** **** you ******* **** ** ********* **** *, *, ** ***** Mobotix *********** ** **** ******. ** *** ********** * ***** shop *** ** ******** *** ******* ************* *,*** ****** *** month. *** ****** **** *** **** *** ************** ******** *** found **** ** ** "*******" ** **** ***** **** **.

***** ******* *** *** **** ***** ****** ** ********** * have ****** ***** *** ******* ****** ** ** ******** ** others ** **** ****. ** ** *** **** ** ***** we **** ** ***** *** ******* *** **** **** ** that ***** ** ***** ** *** *******.

*, ****** *** *** ********!

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** **% ** *** ************ ** ** *** *** * third ***** ***. **** ** *** ******** *** ** ********* type ** ********** ** ******** *********. ** **** ***** **** a ****** *** ******* ***** ****** ******* ** ***** ** other ******* *** **** **** ** ******* *** **** ******** systems ** **** ******* *********. ********* **** **** * ******** VMS *** **** *** ***** * ***** ** **** *** engineers ** ********* *** **** **** ** ******* **** ****** and ******** *** ********.

** **** ***** ** **** ******* *** **** *** ******* for ***** ******* *** ******** **** *** ****** ******** ****** term *******.

* **** ***** *** ** ***** **** *** ******* ******** their ********* ** **** ****** ********. ** *** ***** * have **** ***** ******* ** **** *** *** ****** **** was ********* *** ** *** *** ** ***** ******* *** quick ** *******. ** *** ***** ** **** *** **** failures ** ****. * **** ** ** ***** ************ **** can *** ****.

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*** ******* **** ***** *** *****? *** *** *** * small ****? ******?

**** ******* ******* *** ***** ** ~*% ** *******'* ***** revenue, ** ****** ***. (******* ****** ******* ~$***, ****** $*** average *****, **,*** ******* *** ****).

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******:

*********** * ****** ** *** ********, *** **** ******* * ****** ***** *******:

  • ******* ****-********** ******** ********* ********* ****** *******'* ********** ******* *******. Konica *******'* **-***** *** ******** ***** **** ***** ** * high ********* *****. **** ***** ****** **** ** **** ** generate ** ******, ********* *** ********, *** **** *** **** the ***** ** * ****** ******.
  • ******* *********** ********* *** ******** ******** *******, *** ******** * "Care ******* ********" *** ********** ********* ** ******* **** *****, combining *** ************ ** **** *********.
  • ******** ** ***** *** **** ******. *** **** ******* **** project ***** ********* **** *** **** ******** **** ******** ******* (global ********).

*** ** **** *** ***** *******, ********** **** ******** ******* approaches.

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