Energy Management

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business & 2022 Financials Examined

November 22nd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Business and 2022 Financials Examined

November 17th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Exploring Caverion’s Smart Building Strategy & Public Tender Offer

In this research note we explore the strategic priorities and business activities of Finnish building technology company Caverion, which has been listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki since 2013. In the last month, a consortium led by North Lux Holdco SARL, a vehicle owned and controlled by Bain Capital Private Equity, has proposed a voluntary public […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Honeywell in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Honeywell in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, 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 intended as […]

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

Acuity Brands Intelligent Spaces Group and 2022 Financials Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America with over $4.01 billion in revenues), it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this Research Note, we examine the development of the ISG business and its recent financial results. Our analysis is […]

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

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Trane Technologies

In this Research Note, we take an in-depth look at the business strategy of Trane Technologies based on their acquisitions and partnerships since 2020. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers commercial and residential HVAC equipment and aftermarket services as well […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of ABB Smart Buildings Division

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of ABB’s Smart Buildings division. We have mapped the acquisitions, strategic partnerships and investment activity of the business unit to ascertain their growth ambitions, by categorizing the various relationships and deals by technology and investment type over a 4-year period. This analysis is intended as a non-exhaustive indicator of […]

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