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Thursday, August 20, 2015

image Nortek, which owns a slate of audio, video, security and home automation brands, is reportedly in talks to be acquired by United Technologies Corp., the conglomerate that owns Interlogix.View this story

Thursday, August 13, 2015

image Leyard pays 51% premium for shares of Planar (PLNR), a leading provider of displays and digital signage. No mention of Runco in the acquisition news.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 08/13 at 01:13 PM
News, Displays, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, TVs, (0) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

image In filing for $172.5 million IPO, Vizio (VZIO) discloses plans to mine viewer data to sell to advertisers, warns investors of possible consumer backlash. (Julie Jacobson, CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 07/29 at 11:04 AM
News, Product News, Displays, Corporate, Financial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Permalink


Monday, July 20, 2015

image Having already sold its door-to-door home security and home automation business for $1.8 billion, Vivint is now selling its solar installation business to SunEdison for $2.2 billion. Is Vivint wireless broadband next? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

image Nortek Security & Control (formerly Linear), the PERS provider featured in Life Alert commercials, has acquired Numera, maker of cellular-enabled health and wellness systems including fall detection and telehealth. Implications for 2Gig home automation? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

image Latest S-1 for Alarm.com, a leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider suggests valuation could exceed $670 million for the home automation industry's second public co. after Control4. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Sunday, June 07, 2015

image Alarm.com will be the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL). Potential valuation will draw from security RMR, SaaS acquisitions and of course IoT sentiment. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

image Soundcast, maker of high-performance wireless speakers for the outdoors, has been sold to investment company Hancock Parks, and will be run by Oscar Ciornei.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/27 at 06:02 AM
News, Product News, Audio, Speakers, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Permalink


Friday, May 01, 2015

image TC Group brands will now operate under MUSIC Group umbrella following an acquisition. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 05/01 at 12:18 PM
News, Audio, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Permalink


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

image In an odd move for a start-up speaker manufacturer, Beale Street Audio has acquired Netherlands-based BMB Electronics B.V., distributor of URC, Current Audio, Zektor, other CE brands. View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/22 at 08:01 AM
News, Product News, Audio, Speakers, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Permalink


Monday, March 09, 2015

image Monitronics acquires LiveWatch for $67 million, proving spectacular valuation of hybrid DIY/pro security and home automation business models. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

image Board of directors for Axis Communications, the marketshare leader in network IP video surveillance cameras and related devices, unanimously supports offer from Canon. View this story

Thursday, February 05, 2015

image Home automation manufacturer Control4 acquires Australia-based Nexus Technologies Ltd. (Leaf), which makes high-performance A/V distribution products for residential and commercial markets (CE Pro / Julie Jacobson)View this story

Friday, January 30, 2015

image MyerConnex, the Gaithersburg, Md., integration firm founded by Jon Myer of the former MyerEmco, has acquired neighboring integrator Aegis Technologies for expanded coverage and recurring revenue.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 01/30 at 10:08 AM
News, Business Resources, Home Automation and Control, Mergers and Acquisitions, Permalink


Thursday, January 22, 2015

More Info Nortek's acquisition of Anthro Corporation will help to diversify its Ergonomic and Productivity Solutions segment. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 01/22 at 01:00 PM
News, Commercial, Furniture, Mergers and Acquisitions, Permalink



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