Facility Management

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Protocols Strive for Greater Cybersecurity

June 2nd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Bravida’s Smart Building Automation Business Examined

May 20th, 2022
Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

It was not that long ago that a significant fall in the Yen was met with open arms by major Japanese companies seeking to be more competitive in the global market. However, when this month began with the currency at a 20-year low, the reaction from Japan’s biggest companies has been decidedly mixed. In recent […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]

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 […]

Smart Buildings

Matterport’s Business & 2021 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Matterport, the spatial data company digitizing the built world, based on investor presentations, 10K Annual Report and press releases. Since its founding in 2011, Matterport, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has been a first mover in digitizing, accessing and managing buildings and spaces, with their 3D capture technology and AI-powered insights. Their […]

Smart Buildings

Spacewell’s Smart Building Management Results Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Manage segment of Nemetschek, which provides software for the management and operations phase in the building lifecycle.  It is based on the 2021 annual results, investor presentations, and report of the parent company published on 22nd March 2022 and the group’s M&A strategy in the smart buildings space. The Nemetschek Group, the No 1 […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Technology Behind the Hybrid Workplace

The last two years may be the most globally turbulent period experienced by our workplaces for decades. COVID-19 has shaken up the fundamental concepts of how we work, when we work, and where we work, reshaping the very future of work in real-time as the waves of the pandemic ebb and flow. The result of […]

Smart Buildings

SmartSpace Software’s Strategic Move Leads to Visitor Management Platform Momentum

SmartSpace Software Plc is a UK based provider of workplace management software for smart buildings and commercial spaces. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.  In this Research Note, we examine the business, based on their trading updates and investor presentation of 17 February 2022 and their workplace management strategy. Revenue for the year […]

Smart Buildings

Combining Bricks and Bytes in ABB’s Smart Buildings Division

In this Research Note, we examine the Smart Buildings Division of ABB, based on their activities throughout 2021, updating our previous article, ABB Ramps Up its Mid-Market Commercial Building Automation Business, which highlighted their acquisition of Cylon.  The Smart Buildings Division offers a broad portfolio of home and building automation solutions as well as a portfolio of electrical […]

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