Vivotek Delta Acquisition Concludes

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 02, 2017

On August 8, 2017, Delta Group made an offer to acquire Vivotek.

Now, the acquisition process has concluded.

Inside this note, we examine the conclusion, the ownership details, share feedback from Vivotek management, concluding with an analysis of the potential impact to Vivotek and how this fits with the ongoing race to the bottom and to safety.

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Delta ***** ***********

***** ***** *** ******** **.**% ** *******'* ******, ********* ** Vivotek. **** **** **** ***** *** *********** *********** (******* ** Techwin / ****** *** ********* / ******* **********). ******** ** Delta's ***** *********** ** *******, *******'* ***** ********* *** ***** diverse **** *** ******* * ************ **** ****** ~*/* ** the *******, ** ***** **** **** ***-*********** ****** ***** ****** chart:

Board *******

******* ***** **** ***** ***** ** ********* ******** ******** * months *** *** *** **** *** ** *** ******* ***** next ****, **** ***** *** **** *** ****** *** ***** seats. ******* ***** **** "*** ******** ************ *** ********** **** is **** ** **** ***** ***** *** *********** ***********."

Delta's ****

*****'* ******** ********* *** ******* **** ** ** ** ***** 'M&A ********' *** **** ******* ***** ******* "*** *****-***** ************ of [*****'*] ******** ********** *********", ******** * ********* ********:

  • ********: "******* ******* *********** ********* ******* ** ********** * ****** spectrum ** ************"
  • *****: "******** *****’* ******* ****** ******** *** ****** ******** ** boost *** ***********"
  • *************: "******* **** *****’* ********* ************* ******* *** *********** *********** bargaining *****"

Who ** ***** *****?

***** *****(** ******** ** ***** ********) **** ~$* ******* ****** ******* and ** *** ** *** ~** ******* ********* ** ******, though **** *** **** *********** ** *** ****. *** ******* is ************* *** ********* * ***** *********** ************, ****** **** have **** ********* **** ***** *******, **** ** **********, ***** Vivotek ***** ** ******.

***** ******* ********* ***** ********** ** *** ******** ** ***** 3 ********:

*** *******'* ********* ***** ***** * ***** ** ***** ***** and *********. ****** **** ****** ** ** ** ********** *** only * ****** ************ ******* *******, ********** *** ***:

Vivotek ********** ********

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

******* **** **** ** ** *********** ****** *** * ***** listed ******* **** *** **** ********** ****.

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

*** ******* ************ ********* **** **** ****** *********, ***** ** leverage **** ***** *********** **** ***** ********* ********** *** ******** capabilities ** ********* * ******** *** ******* *********.

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

******* ***** **** **** ****** ** *** ************ ******** *** our ***** ** ******** *** ******** ************ ********* **** *** changed.

** *** **** ****, ******* ********** *** ********* ******** ** products *** ************* **** ***** ***** ** *** ****.

Financials *** ****** *********

******* ********* *********** *** **** ********** *****, **** * **% CAGR **** *** **** * *****, ***** **** $** ******* in **** ** $*** ******* ** **** (*******'* ************ ******* *********). ***** *********** ** ** ~**% ****** ******* *** **** ~**%.

*** *********** ***** ****** ******* ** * ****** ************** ** ~$270 ******* ***, ~*.* ***** ***** **** *****. **** ** a ****** ********* *** * ******* **** ********* ** **** revenue *** ******* ******** ** ************* ** ***** ******** **********.

*******'* ****** ********* ** ***** **** **** **** **% **** its **** ** ****:

Competitive *********** ** *******

*******, ****** ***** ************ ************* **** **** **** **** *** by *** **** ** *** ******* *** *** **** ** the ******. ******* *** **** ********** **** *** *** ****** the ******* ****** ***** ************ ************.

** *** ***** ****, ****** **** ******, ******* *** ******* to ** **** ** ** *** ******** *** ***** ****** rather **** * **** ****** ** ****** ********, ** ***** cost ******* **** ********* *** ***** ******** **** ***** *** more ********** ***** *** ********* ************ **** ****** ***** *******.

Race ** ******

** ******* *******'* **** **** ** **** ** ** ******* 'race ** ******' **** ** * ******** ** *** **** to *** ******. *********** *********, *** **** *******, *** ****** the **** ********** **** ******* ****** *** *** *********** ** Hikvison *** ***** ** ***** ** ******* ** ***** *** marketing. ******* ** ** **** *** ********* ******* *** ** Canon ********* ******* *** ** ****** *******, ****** '*********' ***** ************ **** *****, ********* **** *** **** * ****** / **** ******* entity ** ******* **** ****** **** **********, *** ****** **** as * *******.

******* ******* *** ******** ***** "**** **** *** *** ******* race ** *** ****** **** ** *******'* ********?" ******** ** repeat *** ***** ****** ***** ********** *** ********** ********. ** do ***** **** ***** *** ******* ********** ********, ** **** are ~*** ****** **** ******* *** **** ********* ***** ***** help **** ** ******** ************* *****. ** *** ***** ****, the ****** ******* **** *******'* ******* ***** ***** (**** ***** than ******* ********, *.*., *** ***** ******** ****** ********* ******** such ** ******* ** ****) ** * **** **** ******* saw ********** ***** *********** *** *** ** *** ******.

Automation *** ***** ************ ************ **** **********

***** ********** *** ***** ************ *** **** ********* ******* ** larger *************, *** *********** ** *********** ** ***** ******* *** remained * ***** **** ** *** ******* ***** ************ ******, as ***** ******* *** ********* ****** *** ******* **********. ******* this **** ****** **** *** ********* ** '***' *** **** devices ******** *** ***** ************ ************* **** ********* *** **** able ** **** ** ********** ** * **** ****** *** significant *******.

How **** ** ****?

** ****** *** *********** *** ** **** * *********** ****** on *******, ********** *** ** *** ***** ****. ** *** extent **** ***** ****** ******* ** ****** *********** ** ******* emphasizes, *****'* ******** ********* *** ************* ***** ***** **** ******* better ******* ** **** ********** ******.

** ***** ** *** ****, ** ** *** ****** **** of ******** **** ***** **** ** ***** ** ***** ** channels ***** ***** **** *** **** * ****** ******** ** automation *** * ****** ******* ***** ** ****** / **** Vivotek.

****, ***** *****'* ***** ** **********, ** ***** ******* ****, it ***** ******* **** ******* **** ***** **** ** * niche ****** ** **** *******, ****** **** ******** ** **** market ********, ***** ***** ******** ***** ****** ******* ********.

[****: **** **** *** ***** ******** ** ****** **, **** and ******* ** ******* ** ******* *** ********** ** *** deal.]

Comments (14)

"...******* **** **** ** ** *********** ****** *** * ***** listed ******* **** *** **** ********** ****."

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*******:

***** ********, ******** ** ******** ****/****, *** *** ** *****/********* still ***** **** ***** *****.

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**** *** *******.

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"***** ** * **** ******* ***** **** ****** ** **** been ********** **** ********* ******** "

* ***** *** ****** **** ** **** **** ***** ** "Pelco... **** **** ************* ** ********** ********"

*** *** **** ** * ****** ****** ******** ** ******, and, **** ** *** ****, *** *********** **** **** ***********. Delta **** ** ****** ****** **** *-***** ********* ********, *** perhaps ** *********** ******* **** ****** **** ****** *****, ** well ** **** ******* ******* ** ******* **********, *** ** far ** **** *******'* ********* ***, * ***** ****** **** little ******.

***** ****'* **** ** ***** ****** ****... ** ****'** *** that ***** *** ****.

:)

*'* ******** **** **** ** **** ***. ****, ** ** all ****, ****** **** ********* *** ********* ** ***** **** - *** **** ** ***** ********* ******** *** ********** ******** model.

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*** ***** ******** ****** ** * ****** ****** ** ******** not ********** ** *** **** ****** ***** **, *******, * little **** *********. ****** **** ****, *** ********* *********** ** Ademco/Micro-tech ***** ***, **** *** ****** ******* ******** ********* **** next ** ** *********** ** **** * ****** *** ** follow * ** **** ** ****. *'* ******** **'* *** arrogant ***** ******** ** *** **********/*****, ****'* *** ********** ****. They *** * ******* ***** **** **** *** ********* **** but *** **** **** *** ***** ** ******* ********.

*'* ******** **'* *** ******** ***** ******** ** *** **********/*****, that's *** ********** ****. **** *** * ******* ***** **** from *** ********* **** *** *** **** **** *** ***** in ******* ********.

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**** ******* ******* ** **.**** **.

****** **/*/****:

***** ***** *** ******** **.**% ** *******'* ******, ********* ** Vivotek. **** **** **** ***** *** *********** *********** (******* ** Techwin / ****** *** ********* / ******* **********). ******** ** Delta's ***** *********** ** *******, *******'* ***** ********* *** ***** diverse **** *** ******* * ************ **** ****** ~*/* ** the *******, ** ***** **** **** ***-*********** ****** ***** ****** chart:

Board *******

******* ***** **** ***** ***** ** ********* ******** ******** * months *** *** *** **** *** ** *** ******* ***** next ****, **** ***** *** **** *** ****** *** ***** seats. ******* ***** **** "*** ******** ************ *** ********** **** is **** ** **** ***** ***** *** *********** ***********."

***** **** ****** ******** ***** ******* ***** *** ******* ****** for ****?

** * ******* *********, * ** *** *** *** **** move ***** ****** *** ******* ********* ***** ***** ***** *** no **** *********** ***** / ******** **** ***** *********.

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

******* ***/** ***** *** ** ** **** *************.

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***** *** **** *******?

*****.

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