Acquisition (140)

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Buy Arecont: Top Bid $10 Million Cash

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Last year, Arecont had a deal for a purchase price of $170 million (see Failed Arecont China Acquisition). This year, Arecont has a deal for a purchase price of $10 million cash. But there is just over a month to beat that. Good deal or not? I...

By John Honovich - 5 days ago

Canon Acquires Briefcam, Now Owns Briefcam, Milestone and Axis

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Canon already owns two of the biggest names in video surveillance, Axis (acquired in 2015) and Milestone (acquired in 2014). Now, Canon has acquired Briefcam, the most well-known specialist in video search. In this note, we examine: Briefca...

By John Honovich - 18 days ago

Nortek Acquires IntelliVision

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One of the largest intrusion manufacturers, Nortek, has acquired the self-proclaimed 'Leader in AI-Based Video Analytics Software', IntelliVision. In this note, we examine the deal, Nortek's rationale, IntelliVision's mixed background and the p...

By John Honovich - 18 days ago

Netwatch / NMC Mega Deal Targets Global Remote Video Monitoring

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Big money has entered the remote video monitoring market. While remote video monitoring has been done for more than a decade, the market has remained niche. Now, a private equity firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management plus Sa...

By IPVM Team - 30 days ago

ADT Hammered Again, Loses Another Billion In Market Cap

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ADT's CEO told investors that, 'in baseball terms', ADT was batting 5 for 5. But investors told ADT's CEO, 'in baseball terms', that he was being demoted to Triple-A. Just 2 weeks after ADT lost a billion in market cap in the wake of the Amazo...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Hanwha Techwin Spins Out Security Business

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In an era of security acquisitions and mergers, with most recently Avigilon being acquired by Motorola and Bosch merging its security businesses, Hanwha is going against that trend, spinning out its security business to provide greater independe...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

ADT: "Hate That Company" Loses Billion On Amazon Ring Deal

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It has not been a good 2018 for ADT. And this week has been even worse. In the aftermath of Amazon acquiring Ring for a billion plus, ADT's market valuation dropped a billion, as investors fear Amazon beating ADT. Indeed, on CNBC, investor Jaso...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Avigilon Admits Contacting 70 Bidders

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A new Avigilon financial disclosure shows that Avigilon, via its banker, had contacted 70 bidders in a formal 'sales process' conducted in late 2016 and early 2017, confirming IPVM's report of Avigilon acquisition negotiations during that time. ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Amazon Billion+ Dollar Acquisition - Ring

The world's largest online retailer, Amazon, is now on a fast track to become the Western world's largest residential video surveillance manufacturer. After Amazon bought wireless video surveillance specialist Blink in December 2017, Amazon has ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Worst Camera Manufacturers 2018

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Who is the camera manufacturer integrators have had the worst experience within the past year? 200+ integrators told us. Here are some possibilities, alphabetically ordered: Arecont: the 3-time defending champion, winner of the 2011, 2014 an...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Aruba Networks Profile

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Aruba Networks' presence in the video surveillance market has historically been limited. With a company focus on Wi-Fi first and switching practically an afterthought, security integrators would have little reason to take a second look at  their o...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

ADT / ASG 'Merger' Acquisition

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ADT, the $4 billion annual revenue security giant, recently publicly traded again, has merged with security integrator Aronson Security Group, according to a message from Aronson Security Group's (ASG) CEO Phil Aronson. In this note, we examine...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Motorola Targets Chinese With Avigilon Acquisition

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Motorola joins the growing list of companies taking aim at Chinese manufacturers. Recall, last week it was Hanwha: Chinese Products Damaged Industry and the week prior it was Axis: "It’s A Question Of Trust And Who You Want To Be Associated With"....

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

3VR Firesale to Identiv

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A decade ago, 3VR raised more than $60 million to deliver facial surveillance and video analytics in a '3rd generation' video recorder. Now, 3VR has been sold to Identiv for ~90% less than what 3VR raised. What went wrong? What can go right fo...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Dahua Acquires Lorex From FLIR

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Would you buy your own customer? Well, Dahua has just done that. FLIR has sold its Lorex / home / SMB business to Dahua, just over 5 years after FLIR bought Lorex for $59 million. In this note, we examine the deal, why it happened, and how it ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Convergint Acquired By Ares Management

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Convergint literally has been acquiring integrators left and right, with more than a dozen in the past 2 years. Now, it is Convergint's turn to be acquired, by an "alternative asset manager" named Ares. Who is Ares? What does this mean for Conv...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Avigilon Acquired By Motorola Solutions

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Avigilon has finally been acquired. The acquirer is Motorola Solutions, a $16 billion market cap publicly traded company who sells direct and has their own integration group but primarily an outsider to video surveillance. In this note, we exam...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Convergint Acquisitions Reshaping Integrator Market

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The scale and number of Convergint's security integrator acquisitions are unprecedented. In the past two years, Convergint has acquired 15 integrators at an IPVM estimated price of $400M+ USD, fueled by private equity partner KRG. Given their p...

By Michael Budalich - 4 months ago

Amazon Acquires Blink

Amazon has made their first significant acquisition in the connected home space, buying wire-free camera manufacturer Blink. We examine Amazon's acquisition of Blink and what this means for the consumer video segment, as well as traditional surve...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Industry Vet Buying Integrators For New Conglomerate (DFENDUS)

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Industry veteran Dan Marston has started a new company, DFENDUS, with the specific goal of buying up integrators to form an operating conglomerate. IPVM spoke with Marston to understand his strategy, the kinds of integrators he is after, and plan...

By Michael Budalich - 5 months ago

Sentry360 Bankruptcy

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Sentry360, a US-based video surveillance manufacturer, most well-known for its panoramic cameras, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In this note, we review the filing, share feedback from the company and analyze the issues the company faced.

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Video Developer Digital Barriers Selling Off Its Video Business

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~92% of Digital Barrier's $32M USD revenue is from video surveillance. The company is most well known for its products such as perimeter detection analytics (that they OEM to Axis), face recognition and EdgeVis low-bandwidth streaming platform. ...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired one of the most well funded access control startups, smart lock manufacturer August. This comes just months after August raised $25 million from VC firms. Inside, we analyze the acq...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

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