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Mapping the Strategic Direction of Allegion in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

December 8th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping Cushman & Wakefield Strategy in Smart Buildings

November 23rd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Business and 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Johnson Controls business, based on their Q4 earnings release, conference call, investor presentation and 10K, reporting financials year ending 30th September 2022. Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a pure-play smart buildings player, serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. They […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Honeywell in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

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 2 of a 2-part analysis (Part 1 […]

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 […]

Uncategorized,Security

SenseTime’s Artificial Intelligence Business Examined

In this research note we examine the ups and downs of Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) giant, SenseTime, during their turbulent first year as a publicly traded company. Founded in 2014 by computer scientists, SenseTime specializes in AI-powered software that analyzes images, including faces, and competes directly with Megvii Technology, backed by the Alibaba Group, which […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of JLL 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 2 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 […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Siemens in Smart Buildings – Part 1

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 Siemens Smart Infrastructure division’s growth 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 […]

Security

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 2

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in physical and cyber security. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 2 of a 2-part analysis, […]

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