Acquisition (178)

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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 - about 2 years 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 [link no longer available]...

By John Honovich - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

3VR Firesale to Identiv

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 - about 2 years ago

Dahua Acquires Lorex And FLIR SMB Surveillance 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 IPVM Team - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

Industry Vet Buying Integrators For New Conglomerate (DFENDUS)

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Industry veteran Dan Marston [link no longer available] has started a new company, DFENDUS [link no longer available], with the specific goal of buying up integrators to form an operating conglomerate. IPVM spoke with Marston to understand his st...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired [link no longer available] 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. ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Failed Arecont China Acquisition

Arecont cameras are not the only things that fail. Arecont spent months trying to be acquired by a Chinese manufacturer, only for the deal to fail, imploding into a legal battle. In this note, we examine what happened, share the legal filing, an...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

ADI To Be Spun Out of Honeywell

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Honeywell has announced it will spin off ADI and its Home products division into a new public company. This is a big move for the mega-security distributor ADI, whose power at promoting products is a significant industry force. In this note, we ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Vivotek Delta Acquisition Concludes

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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 analysi...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

HID Buys Mercury Security

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One of the biggest access control deals in years. Mercury Security, the most widely used access hardware OEM, and partner to 20+ manufacturers, has been purchased by Assa Abloy / HID Global [link no longer available]. In this note, we examine:...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Competing Against Convergint

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No integrator is more aggressively expanding than Convergint Technologies. Owned and funded by private equity firm KRG, Convergint has acquired more than 10 integrators since the start of 2016 including (with revenue estimates as available): Dako...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

March Networks Company Profile

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March Networks was one of the most well-known video surveillance manufacturers of the 2000s. In 2012, March was acquired by Chinese / American manufacturer Infinova. What has happened since? The company has been less publicly prominent in the ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Resolver Raises $20M For Acquisitions

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Resolver has closed a $20M funding round, and has several acquisition targets lined up already. Industry people might better now Resolver from PPM 2000, who Resolver acquired in 2016 (see our Resolver / PPM 2000 Profile). Executives from the com...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Panasonic Sells VSaaS Company To Eagle Eye (Cameramanager)

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While many VSaaS companies might hope for one acquisition, Cameramanager has managed to get acquired twice. First they were acquired by Panasonic, and now Panasonic has sold Cameramanager to Eagle Eye. IPVM spoke with executives from Eagle Eye an...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Ex-ADT President And PE Firm Pay $200M+ For Alarm Dealer Guardian

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Private equity firms are on the hunt for security companies with strong RMR numbers. One such security company, Guardian Alarm, was recently purchased by a private equity group and the former President of ADT, Mike Snyder [link no longer available...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

ObjectVideo Acquired by Alarm.com

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Once potentially the most recognized name in video analytics, ObjectVideo has effectively been sold for pieces. Alarm.com has now acquired what remained of the company following Avigilon's 2014 acquisition of ObjectVideo's patents for $80 million...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

Electric Guard Dog - Hot RMR Company Profile

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - about 3 years ago

$18.7M PSIM Acquisition Examined (IDV / Everbridge)

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This may be the biggest deal for a PSIM developer ever. In a segment that has disappointed for more than a decade, a recent IPOed company has bought a PSIM provider. IDV Solutions, the PSIM behind Microsoft's Domain Awareness System, has been acq...

By Brian Karas - about 3 years ago

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