Tyco Spends $175 Million on Retail Analytics Firm ShopperTrak

By John Honovich, Published Dec 22, 2015, 12:00am EST (Info+)

Tyco is betting $175 million on the retail market, acquiring retail analytics firm ShopperTrak.

In this note, we look at the valuation and impact of the acquisition.

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Comments (1)

My guess is that ShopperTrak will slowly wither away due to TYCO's industry leading (abhorrent) customer service.

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