Digital Technologies

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Patrizia in Smart Buildings & Cities

February 13th, 2024
Security

Securitas Technology Business and Financials Examined

November 22nd, 2023
Spacewell Nemetschek Group
Smart Buildings

Spacewell Smart Building Management Business & Financials 2022 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Spacewell, part of the Manage segment of Nemetschek, which provides software for the management and operations phase in the building lifecycle. This article is based on their 2022 annual results, investor presentations, the Annual Report of the parent company, published on 23rd March 2023 and the group’s strategy in […]

Commercial Buildings Design Build Gap
Smart Buildings

Bridging the Design-Operate Divide in Commercial Buildings

This week, architectural and interior design services company Aukett Swanke Group (ASG) has confirmed the acquisition of smart building technology company Torpedo Factory Group (TFG), in a deal that hints at a new potential trend in the commercial buildings sector. While architects have used M&A to broaden their technological capabilities in the past, few deals […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Siemens in Smart Buildings – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Siemens in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, mergers, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the Siemens Smart Infrastructure division; categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 2 of a 2-part analysis, is […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Invests in Artisight, an IoT Platform Provider for Smart Hospitals

JCI Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Johnson Controls, led a $2 million investment in Artisight on 30th April 2022, according to PitchBook. Based in Glenview, Illinois, USA, formerly known as Whiteboard Coordinator, Artisight positions itself as a provider of “the operating system for smart hospitals”. The Artisight name reflects the company’s goal of providing a digital sixth sense — […]

Security

Securing the Security of the Global Physical Security Market

“Tensions over alleged human rights violations and the ongoing trade war between China and the US has seen legislative moves, new sanctions, and tit-for-tat trade barriers erected that significantly disrupt the flow of physical security products between the two nations, and the ability of their respective manufacturers to trade in their respective markets,” explains our latest […]

Signify Connected Lighting Business 2023 Examined
Lighting

Signify’s Lighting Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the lighting business of Signify, based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and lighting technology-related activities throughout 2021. Signify, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is the global market leader in energy-efficient lighting systems and services. The business, employing 38,000 people in 74 countries, reported 2021 sales of EUR 6,860 million and operational profitability […]

Smart Buildings

Buildings, Workplaces, & the Metaverse Future

Today Facebook officially rebranded as “Meta” underlining their clear intentions to become a leader in Metaverse development. The term “Metaverse” will no doubt trigger a new era of challenging explanations, potential applications, and endless hype within technological circles, just as we saw with the IoT, the cloud, the internet, or electricity. The term metaverse was […]

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