ADT Could Go Public for $15B as Early as 2018

By CE Pro Editors · July 24, 2017 • Apollo Global Management, parent company of ADT, could register for an IPO in the fall and take ADT public by the end of 2018. Apollo acquired ADT in February 2016 for $7 billion.

Backlash Coming? Vizio IPO Not about TVs but Mining Customer Data

By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2015 • 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)

Alarm.com (ALRM) Opens Strong on Nasdaq; Home Automation Stock Rising

By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 • Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), leading provider of cloud platforms for security and home automation, opened with a bang on Nasdaq today.

Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) Home Automation IPO Set for June 26

By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 • All smart-home eyes will be on Nasdaq: ALRM Friday June 26 as Alarm.com becomes only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4.

How Much is Alarm.com Worth? Establishing an IPO Valuation

By Julie Jacobson · June 7, 2015 • 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.

Alarm.com (ALRM) Poised for IPO; Files Form S-1 for $75M Offering

By Julie Jacobson · May 22, 2015 • Smart home platform provider Alarm.com files Form S-1 with SEC for $75M public offering, potentially making the company only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (CTRL).

Is Savant Systems Poised for Home Automation IPO?

By Julie Jacobson · August 21, 2014 • Savant could be the second pure-play home automation company after Control4 (CTRL) to go public. How would they fare in an overly bullish smart-home climate? CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson puts the pieces together.

Contest: When Will Sonos File for IPO?

By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2014 • Sonos recently revealed its revenues for the first time and said it would post patent applications before the USPTO publishes them. Could an IPO be far behind? Win the CE Pro pool and earn a big prize.

Control4 Up 25% on First Day of IPO; How Did They Get There?

By Julie Jacobson · August 5, 2013 • First pure-play home automation IPO, Control4, valued at over $500 million after first day of trading on Nasdaq. CEO Martin Plaehn takes us inside the whirlwind investor road show (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)

Control4 IPO Today: Live at Nasdaq

By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2013 • CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson joins Control4 (CTRL) at Nasdaq for the first day of trading.

Why Control4 IPO is Significant to Home Systems Integrators

By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2013 • Investors seem to want Control4 (CTRL) stock even though the home automation company is staying focused on the professional installation channel.

Valuing a Home Automation Co.: How Will Control4 IPO Fare?

By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2013 • Just as Control4 goes public on Nasdaq (CTRL) CE Pro's Julie Jacobson compares Control4's valuation to other home automation companies, explores Control4's growth strategy, and reflects on the company's prospects.

Will You Buy Mitel/Inter-tel Stock Today?

By Julie Jacobson · April 22, 2010 • Owner of Inter-Tel phone systems begins trading today on Nasdaq to raise $180 million