Opgal's Acquisition of Vumii Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 26, 2010

In October 2010, Vumii announced that it was acquired by Opgal. In this note, we examine the rationale, positioning and significance of the announcement. For background, readers should review our 2009 profile of Vumii's products and pricing.

Opgal is an Israel based specialist in thermal imaging. While not well known in the Americas, Opgal is a significant thermal supplier in EMEA. Opgal offers a broad range of cooled and uncooled thermal cameras both under their direct brand and for OEMs. Founded in 1983, Opgal is a privately held company that has approximately 150 employees. Its major shareholders include Israeli defense contractors Elbit Systems and Rafael.

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