Physical Security Tech in Smart Buildings Attracted over $2.9Bn in Global Investment in 2019

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Over $2.9 billion was invested in firms providing physical security solutions for residential, commercial and industrial facilities in 2019. The data from our new report on M&A and Investments in Smart Buildings H2-2019 reveals the extent of global investment in the physical security sector since 2017. This article updates and extends our previous article from August 2019, "High Levels of Physical Security VC Investment Continue into 2019 with $355m Raised So Far". Whereas the first article focused on commercial and industrial buildings, this report also includes security solutions aimed at the residential market, including multi-occupancy apartment buildings and smart homes. One transaction in 2019, the post-IPO equity for Motorola Solutions by private equity firm, Silver Lake Partners accounted for $1 billion. Even discounting that single transaction, physical security technology still ranked as the highest funded category last year within smart buildings. An analysis […]

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