IPO

Smart Buildings

Inpixon Indoor Intelligence Business & SPAC Examined

October 4th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Skyfii Occupancy Analytics Business and FY2022 Financials Examined

August 15th, 2022
Security

SPACS: The 800-pound Gorilla in the PropTech Room

In the same week in July, two more special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers in the smart building security space wrestled with this alternative IPO approach. First, Crown Proptech Acquisitions failed in their attempted merger with access control firm Brivo after the deadline passed before they were able to raise the funds required. Then, 5 […]

Smart Cities

A Token Financing Option or the Future of Real Estate Development?

Earlier this month, Building 4 of the Upper Riverside Development in London’s Greenwich Peninsula district became the first real estate project in the city to be tokenized. Through the division of the building into digital tokens and the sale of those tokens, the Hong Kong based developer Knight Dragon expects to raise $1.67 million (£1.4 […]

Smart Buildings

View Smart Buildings Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine View Inc. (NASDAQ: VIEW), a Silicon Valley-based smart window company founded in 2006. This analysis is based on their 2021 financial results, investor presentations, M&A and their smart buildings strategy.  View, one of the most heavily funded firms in the smart buildings space, acquired unicorn status in November 2018 when it raised a $1.1 billion Series […]

Security

Alarm.com Connected Property Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Alarm.com, a US provider of physical security, intelligent automation and energy management solutions for the smart home and commercial real estate. This analysis is based on their 2021 and Q1-2022 financial results, 10K Report, investor presentations, M&A and diversification strategy. Alarm.com, founded in 2000, became a public company in June 2015 on Nasdaq under […]

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

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

In this Research Note, we examine companies in the proptech and smart buildings space which have opted for a SPAC route to become publicly listed in 2021 and 2022 to date, based on their annual reports, investor presentations, our M&A transactions database and analysis of previous deals.   SPAC acquisitions accounted for 11 completed transactions in the smart […]

Security

Hikvision Spinning Off Smart Home & Robotics Businesses

Chinese video surveillance Giant Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.) will spin-off Smart Home business Ezviz (Hangzhou EZVIZ Network Co., Ltd.), details of which were announced in the IPO prospectus they published in December. It states that they aim to raise RMB 3.739 billion (USD 588.3 million) by listing Ezviz on the Science and […]

Security

Access Control Technology Attracts Another Public SPAC Listing

In December 2020, Memoori posed the question “Will SPACs Offer an Alternative Exit Route for Companies in the Smart Buildings Space?”. The answer seems to be a resounding Yes! This research note highlights five of twelve SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) transactions in 2021, updating our view that this vehicle is gaining popularity as an alternative exit route.  […]

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