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Bravida’s Smart Building Automation Business Examined

May 20th, 2022
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Delta Building Automation Business and 2021 Financials Examined

May 19th, 2022
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Time to put Inefficient Buildings in the Climate Change Spotlight

Within the industry, we talk a lot about the environment-saving potential of smart buildings. How our buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and 33% of greenhouse gas emissions, and how smart technology can be used to reduce that significant contribution to climate change. However, despite that unparalleled environmental impact, we rarely see […]

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Technovator Smart Buildings Business and 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Technovator, a key player in the Chinese building automation market, based on their 2021 annual report, financial results and investor presentations. Technovator International Ltd designs, manufactures and distributes integrated building automation and energy management systems, including hardware, software & total solutions to system integrators and distributors. The group positions itself as […]

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The Rise of Health Certification in Commercial Real Estate

We have long recognized the importance of our buildings on human health. Studies dating back decades have highlighted huge amounts of time we spend in buildings and how the indoor environment can impact our physical, and mental health. Performance metrics and certification programs around indoor health began to emerge in the 2010s but were still […]

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Legrand Connected Buildings Business & 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Legrand Group, from the perspective of its latest financial results, strategic roadmap, acquisitions, and connected buildings strategy, based on investor presentations, 2021 Capital Markets Day and their 2021 Universal Registration Document. Legrand positions itself as the only global pure player in the electrical and digital building infrastructure industry, with the largest product offering on […]

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Global Digital Workplace Market Consolidation Trend Intensifies

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) continue to be a key growth strategy for established players providing solutions in the commercial office market, allowing them to augment their portfolio offerings to match the dynamic landscape. Our market analysis finds that M&A activity in the sector has seen an unprecedented rise since 2018, long before COVID disrupted workplaces and the […]

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European Building Automation Player Sauter Advances Growth Strategy in Facility Management Services

For more than 100 years, Sauter Group, based in Basel, Switzerland with a production site in Freiburg, Germany, has provided products, solutions and services for building management and room automation.  With around 350 employees at the Basel site and 2,700 people worldwide, Sauter reported 2020 turnover of approx. €500 million, making them one of the second-tier building […]

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Johnson Controls Accelerates M&A Activity with Bolt-On Acquisitions 

Johnson Controls has announced several bolt-on acquisitions in the last seven months to augment the group’s technology offerings in building management, fire detection and suppression, and physical security solutions.  With six acquisitions to date since the start of their new financial year in October 2021, Johnson Controls is accelerating its M&A activity. Transactions in edge AI software, […]

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