Mergers And Acquisitions

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Power Management Provider SurgeX Acquired by Ametek for $130M

ESP/SurgeX, the No. 5 power-protection brand among CE Pro 100 dealers, is acquired by $4 billion electronics manufacturer.

Julie Jacobson · February 05, 2016

Control4 Acquires Pakedge: A Perfect Merger of Home Automation and Networking

Control4 and Pakedge, leading home automation and networking providers in the home technology integrator channel, merge to provide complete infrastructure for high-performance smart homes.

Julie Jacobson · February 04, 2016

Home-Tech Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investments, Shakeups, Deals of 2015

Flextronics picks up Wink, Legrand invests in Netatmo, Alarm.com goes public, Sears acquires WallyHome, Nortek acquires Numera … and other IoT and A/V mergers, acquisitions and equity events of 2015.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2015

Who Should SnapAV Acquire Next?

Now that SnapAV, the manufacturer and distributor for home technology installers, has acquired SunBriteTV, it seems all bets are off. They could acquire anyone! Who’s next?

Julie Jacobson · October 21, 2015

Universal Electronics to Acquire Ecolink, a Wireless Security, Sensing, and Home Automation Co.

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC)) will acquire U.S.-based Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc., developer of Z-Wave home automation and wireless security devices.

CE Pro Editors · August 06, 2015

On Google, Nest and Home Automation: ‘This Changes Everything’

Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs likely to have greater impact on home automation than Lowe’s Iris, Comcast/Xfinity, ADT Pulse, ZigBee, Z-Wave, other smart-home initiatives, says CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson.

Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2014

Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.

Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2013

Notable Mergers and Acquisitions in Custom Electronics, 2012

HAI, LiteTouch, Thiel, 2Gig, Vivint, Jeff Zemanek and Utz Baldwin were some of the companies and names in the CE news in 2012.

Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2012

Vivint, 2Gig Acquired by Blackstone Capital for $2B

Blackstone Capital has entered into an agreement to purchase CE Pro 100 company Vivint, along with 2Gig Technologies and Vivint Solar, for more than $2 billion.

Jason Knott · September 19, 2012