Bain Sells Off Uniview / UNV, Sold to China Trans Info

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 30, 2017

Bain Capital has sold off Uniview to a Chinese company.

Uniview is the self-proclaimed "#3" in China video surveillance behind Hikvision and Dahua. In particular, Uniview has been known to many in the West for its uncommon ownership by American investment firm Bain.

Inside this note, we share Uniview's statement to IPVM on the deal, analyzing its potential impact for Uniview and the broader market.

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Acquirer ********

***** *********, ** ******* ******* *** ** ****, ** ****** focused ** “***** **************” / ******* ********. ********* ********* *********** ******* ** ~$*** *******, ** **% **** **** ****. That ******* ******** *******. ******* *** **** ********** **** ***** revenue *** ** *** *** ******* ******* ***** ******.

Benefits ** *** ****

******* **** **** *** **** ****** **** **** ****** *** outside ** *****, ******:

*** *******, *** **** *********** ****** *********** *** **** ******** opportunities ** ***** ****** *** ******** ************* **** ********* *****. Moreover, ** ******* ******* ** ****** ******* ** ****** ****** in ***** ** ********* ******* **** ********* *****.

********, ******* **** **** **** ******** ** *** ** ** independent *** ******** *******.

Uniview ************* ********

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Outlook ** ****

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Comments (14)

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**'** ***** ***** **** *** * *****, ******* ** *** announced * ***** ***. * ***'* **** ** **** ***** you **** ****** ** ***** :)

** ******* ** *** *** ******* ***** *** * ***** of **** ***** *** ** *** **** *** **** ** waited * ****** *** ** *** * ********* **** ******* to ******* ******* / ***** ********.

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**** *** * *** ******* ***** *** *******. "****** ******** owned". ***********, ***** * **** *******.

**** ******* *****. ***** ************ *** ********* ******** *** ******* liked ******* **** **** **** ***** ** ** ******** ******* even ** **** **** * ******* ******* *******. **** *****'* always ***** ** **** ***** ***** ********* *** ** *** nice ** ***. *'* ********** ** *** *** * ******* that *********** ** ************** ******* *******. ** **** ***** **** as ***** *** ******? ************ **** ******* **** **** **** they **? ** ** **** *** ** ****** *******? ****** way, ** **** ** ***********. ***** *** ******* ********** *****. lol

****, *** **** *** * **** **** ***** ***** **** doesn't **** *** *** ****? * ***'* **** * ****, but * ******'* ** ** ***** ** ***** ** *** so *******. ** ***** ** **** **** ** ***** ****'* some ****** ***** ** **** *******.

*** *** ************ ********* ** *** **** ********** * ****** ** ** *** post, ********* *****:

***/***, *** *******, ** ***, *********** ** *** *** / founder ** *** ******* ** **.**%.

** *** *** ** ************, *** **** *** **** ** state ***** ** ******* *******, ***** *** *.**% ** ***** Trans **** ******.

**, ****** ***** ** *** ******* *** ******** *** ************* of ******* **** *% ****** ** '*********' ** ******* ** you **** **** ** *** **** ***** *****.

**** ***********, *** ****** ***** ** **** *** ****** * Bain ** ** ***** ** * **** ****** **** **** an ************* ********* **********.

**** *** * *** ******* ***** *** *******. "****** ******** owned".

***'* *** ****.

*** ***** *********** ***** ** *** ********* ********* ** **** deal - ****** ******* *** ** *** ~$*** ******* *****, as **** ************ **** ****, * $*** ******* ******** ***** is ******, ********* *** ******* ********, ***** ** ******* ********** is ******** *** ***** ********* *** * ~** ***** ********.

****** **** *** ******** ** *** *** ******** ***** *** relatively ***, ****** *****.

**** *****, ******** ***** * ******* **** ** **** ** cash ***.

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#*, ***** **, * ***'* **** ******. ** ***** ** interesting ** ********** *** **** ****'* ** ******. **** ** companies, **** ******* **** *******, ********* ************ ************ *******, **** **** ****** ** ***** **** ********* ***** ****** after *** ******.

***.******* ** ** ****** ******* ** *** **** ********** **** company **** ** ***** ********.*** *** ****** **** ****.** *****,***** are ***** **** ********* ******* ** ***.*** ***** ******** ** smaller.sometimes ** ** ********* *** *** **** **** * **** idea ** ***** ****** *** **** ** ***.***** *** ****** on **** *****.**** *******.* ** *** **** ******* *** **** fail.

***** ******* **** *** ** ****** ******* **** *****'* **** going ****** ** *** ***** ********* ******** *** *** ******* or ********* *********. ** ****-***** *** ******** ** * *** drop ***** ** ** **** *******.

** ***** **** *** ***** ** **** * *** **** for *** ** ******, *** **** ** ****** ***** **** emerge **** *** ******* *** ******** ***** **** ****.

** ***** ******* (**** ***) *** *** ****** ******* **** the ******** *****'* **** ***** ******* *** ***** * ***** camera.

* ***** **** **** ***** *** *** **** ******* ** that **** *** ****** *** ****** ** *** **** **** they **** ***** ***** ***** *** **** *** ******** **** pricing ***, *** ****** ** ***** ***** ** ******* ** some *** ** ****** *** ** *********.

*** ** **** **** ** **** ****** ***** ** ********* and * *** ******* ** *** ******* ****. ********* ** HIK ** *** ****.

...*** ****** ** ** **** **** ***** ****** ****** *******..*** not.

***** *** ***** ****** ******* **** ****** *** ****. ***'* know *** **** ******* ** *** ******* *******.

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