Mergers And Acquisitions

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Control4, SnapAV & OvrC at CEDIA: In Pursuit of Smart-Home Scale

Newly merged Control4, SnapAV plan to scale the fragmented home-automation and professional-installation market. Execs John Heyman, Charlie Kindel discuss at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · September 18, 2019

Vivint Smart Home to Go Public via Reverse Merger Valuing Co. at $5.6 Billion

Vivint Smart Home to be merged into SoftBank-backed Mosaic (NYSE: MOSC), a specialty acquisition corp. that will take on Vivint name.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019

Bravas

Why Bravas’ National Ambitions Just Might Work

CE pros might have been too quick to judge the recent Bravas news harshly, as the company seems unlikely to repeat the mistakes of VIA and Tweeter.

Jason Knott · September 10, 2019

Sonance to acquire James Loudspeaker

Sonance to Acquire James Loudspeaker

Sonance and James Loudspeaker expect the deal to close before the end of the year and will continue to operate as separate companies until then.

CE Pro Editors · September 6, 2019

Another Big Industry Roll-up: Bravas Gets $75M Investment to Merge 15 Top Smart-Home Integrators

Hoping to buck an industry streak of failed smart-home roll-ups, Bravas merges 15 top home-technology integration firms with $75 million investment by private equity group Presidio Investors.

CE Pro Editors · August 27, 2019

SnapAV, Control4 Merger Complete

SnapAV’s $680M acquisition of Control4 is finalized with 99% shareholder approval. New mega-company remains focused on professional install channel only.

Jason Knott · August 1, 2019

SnapAV Acquires West Coast Distributor Custom Plus, Adds 12V to Portfolio

Leading home-technology provider SnapAV acquires Custom Plus Distributing, adding five branches in Pacific Northwest and California, plus a specialty in car electronics.

Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2019

RIP HAI, Home Automation Icon: CE Pro Wouldn’t Exist Without You

How Home Automation Inc. (HAI), now discontinued by Leviton, was responsible for the existence of CE Pro. Plus, photos from HAI and co-founder Jay McLellan in the early days.

Julie Jacobson · July 16, 2019

Ezlo Acquires Centralite Systems, Adding ZigBee to Z-Wave Home-Automation Portfolio

Centralite is Ezlo’s third smart-home acquisition in a year, after smart-home platform developer MiOS (Vera) and Z-Wave device manufacturer Fortrezz.

CE Pro Editors · July 15, 2019

Guitar Center Continues to Expand Its Custom Installation Footprint

Guitar Center’s acquisition of CE Pro 100 Tunnel Vision Technology Inc. (TVTI) expands its Business Solutions Group to Illinois and beyond.

Jason Knott · July 8, 2019

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