Acquisition (172)

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Hiring Spree At Aimetis 6 Months After Being Acquired

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Aimetis was acquired in April 2016, and is now expanding almost all of their departments, hiring employees from Axis and other industry companies. Aimetis CEO, Marc Holtenhoff, provided us with insights on his intentions post-acquisition, and how...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

1 New Acquisition Per Year Planned for Qognify (Former Nice Security)

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Want to be acquired? Qognify, the former Nice Security Group, has big money behind it and the plans for multiple acquisitions. In this note, we examine Qognify and their investor's background, what companies might make sense as targets and how t...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

VMS Developer Lensec Acquired

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Independent VMS companies have been popular acquisition targets in the security industry the past few years (with Tyco acquiring Exacq, Canon acquiring Milestone, Panasonic acquiring Video Insight, OnSSi acquring Seetec, etc., etc.) Now, Houston-...

By Brian Karas - almost 3 years ago

FLIR Buys Camera Manufacturer ISD from DW

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FLIR has made yet another acquisition, following up on last year's DVTel deal, FLIR has acquired ISD from Digital Watchdog. In this report, based on an interview with FLIR, we look at the fit between ISD and FLIR, the potential for a FLIR / Areco...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago

Axis Acquires Retail Analytics Developer Cognimatics

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Two acquisitions in a week and the third in three months for Axis. At this point, it is pretty clear - Axis is on a buying spree. On the other hand, they are buying pretty small companies. In this note, we examine Axis acquisition of retail anal...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Axis Acquires Intercom Manufacturer 2N

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Axis has now made its second acquisition in the past 3 months. And it is another company most industry people know little about. In this note, we examine Axis' acquisition of Czech intercom specialist 2N, their financials and how 2N's IP intercom...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago

Hikvision First Western Acquisition - Alarm Manufacturer Pyronix

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Hikvision has $1.5 billion, at least, to spend internationally. Now, they have done their first Western acquisition, acquiring UK alarm manufacturer Pyronix. In this note, we review Pyronix's financials, their market position and the potential i...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Integrators: Convergint Wants To Acquire You

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Convergint announced their acquisition of Total Recall, their fourth integrator acquisition in 2016. We spoke with Convergint's Executive Chairman and Co-Founder about their acquisition strategy, how they determine when and where to make acquisit...

By Brian Karas - about 3 years ago

Vivint Gets $100M from Peter Thiel And Mitt Romney

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One of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and a former presidential candidate are backing Vivint with a $100 million investment.  In this note, we look at the details of this new investment, and the high valuations for consumer-focused s...

By Brian Karas - about 3 years ago

ISC West 2016 Best and Worst

ISC West 2016 had very strong attendance and moderately strong new products, following a year of unprecedented acquisitions. Traffic was almost too heavy on the first day. Here it is 10 minutes after the opening: Booth Video Overviews B...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

Aimetis Acquired by Magal S3 / Senstar

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Aimetis, a VMS company based out of Waterloo, Canada has been acquired by a division of Israeli company Magal S3. We look at the low acquisition price and impact of this deal.

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Mobotix Sold to Japanese Manufacturer Konica Minolta

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Smart move Mobotix. Taking a page out of the Axis / Milestone playbook, Mobotix has found themselves a Japanese company to pay them top dollar in a commoditizing market. In this note, we examine Konica Minolta's agreement to buy a controlling in...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

3xLogic Company Profile

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In business for 20 years but only recently doing any significant marketing, 3xLogic has moved from a VMS developer to an end-to-end solution provider. The company has made acquisitions, attracted an industry veteran as CEO, and is raising money f...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

Pivot3 Moves From Video to Hyperconvergance

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A decade ago, Intransa and Pivot3 both hit the video surveillance market hard with big money and big claims for advanced storage offerings. Intransa died a few years ago and Pivot3 has gone back and forth with their focus.  Now, Pivot3, with a si...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Chinese Company HNA Buys Ingram Micro For $6 Billion ALL Cash

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We take it back; All the things about Ingram Micro being a bunch of fools. They have totally redeemed themselves. Faced with an increasingly damaged domestic economy, Chinese companies are loading up on debt and buying Western businesses in a wil...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2016

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With the Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2016 and Worst Camera Manufacturers 2016 identified, we now turn to the VMS manufacturers. 150 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question: 4 manufacturer stood out. Since ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

ADT Merges With Protection 1 In $15 Billion Deal

The world's least favorite security company, ADT, is being merged in a mega deal with Protection 1. The ADT brand, though, is staying, as they note "the combined company will operate primarily under the ADT brand." Price Premium / Stock On the ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Axis Acquires Video Analytics Firm Citilog

Axis rarely makes acquisitions. They get acquired, of course, (i.e., by Canon for $2.8 billion USD last year) but they generally do not buy other companies, typically focusing on internal developments and partnerships. Now, Axis has acquired a vi...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Tyco and JCI Mega Merger

One of the biggest security manufacturers and integrators (Tyco) and one of the biggest building management providers (JCI) are combining. The two companies together will do over $40 billion in revenue. The combined corporate name will be "Johnson...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Avigilon Poison Pill Preps For Sale

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Avigilon soon may no longer be an independent company, but Avigilon's CEO is determined to control his own destiny. After 2 years of punishing stock price falls and rapid management turnover, a weakened Avigilon has now implemented a plan to get ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Securitas Buys Diebold Security NA for $350M

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Securitas, one of the largest security guard companies in the world, with 300,000+ employees, has acquired one of the largest North American integration business from Diebold (see Diebold press release and Securitas press release). In this note, ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Avigilon Buyout Potential Analyzed

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A number of Avigilon investors and analysts have asked us about the potential for Avigilon to be bought out / taken over. Basically, with the stock price down so far (60%+ since the peak last year), the idea here is that Avigilon is now very 'che...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

NICE Is Out Of the Video Surveillance Business / Now Qognify

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One of the bigger players of the prior era is exiting the video surveillance market. NICE is selling off its 'physical security business unit' to a US investment firm. From speaking with both NICE's General Manager and the investment firm partne...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

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