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Live Event: AI as an Interface for Commercial Buildings

April 17th, 2024
Complimentary Article
Smart Buildings

Investment in the Smart Buildings Space Declined 26% in 2023

January 11th, 2024
Grosvenor Strategy Mapping
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Grosvenor Property Group in Smart Buildings

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Grosvenor Property Group in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped strategic partnerships and investment activity by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period between January 2021 and July 2023. Grosvenor (GPUK) is the UK’s largest private property […]

Schneider Electric Strategy Mapping
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Schneider Electric in Smart Buildings – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Schneider Electric in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the Buildings business, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, Part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is […]

Smart Buildings

Is the Failed tado Deal Another Nail in the SPAC Coffin?

Another month and another failed SPAC in the smart buildings industry, this time involving German smart thermostat provider, tado. Each special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal offers a different set of reasons for failure, but on the surface, the tado deal with GFJ ESG (the SPAC) appeared to have all the ingredients for success. Tado has […]

Lighting

Silvair’s Lighting-based Building Intelligence Business Examined

In this research note we examine Silvair, a California-based and lighting-focused IoT software solutions provider with Polish origins. The firm has developed an innovative technology for wireless communication of devices on an open-source mesh topology and is currently commercializing its product in the form of software and services with a particular focus on smart lighting systems.  […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]

Complimentary Article
Smart Buildings

Hybrid Work is Driving the Digital Workplace Market

Germany, Portugal, and Ireland are some of the first major economies to make remote work a mandatory option for all employees that can work remotely. Home office product sales have continued to grow despite our longest spell without mass lockdowns since the pandemic began. Even the question “are you working remotely?” has become commonplace in […]

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