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Exploring M&A Trends in the Physical Security Market

May 10th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Smart Building Q1 Venture Funding Declined 21% but still the 3rd Largest Quarter on Record!

April 20th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Influx of Capital from Private Equity Powers Hybrid Workplace Growth

Capital from Private Equity (PE) firms is powering the growth of workplace management software companies, as they redefine and augment their product offerings.  Demand is accelerating for digital hybrid workplace concepts which have gained momentum during the pandemic as businesses balance working from home and the return to the office.  COVID-19 has reshaped the way businesses think about their […]

Smart Buildings

Robust Market for Smart Buildings M&A in 2021

A record number of acquisitions (286) in the smart buildings space in 2021 accounted for a 31% increase on 218 deals in 2020 and a 10% increase on the previous record of 259 transactions in 2019.  There was a robust market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among both security product manufacturers and systems integrators last year, […]

Smart Buildings

Over $13 Billion Invested in Smart Building Technology in 2021!

Funding in the Smart Buildings sector is at an all-time high as over $13 billion was invested in 2021. This Research Note highlights our analysis of this unprecedented level of funding for smart building startups and established players. This past year has seen a 55% increase in investment values surpassing the previous annual record of $.8.5 billion in 2018.  […]

Security

The Buy and Build Strategy of Private Equity-Backed ACRE Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the acquisition strategy of ACRE, a Dallas, USA-based platform company backed by private equity capital. Founded to acquire, partner or invest in specialized players in the physical security industry, ACRE has become one of the largest independent providers of access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance, and communication networks in North […]

Security

Uptick and PlanRadar: Two Scale-Ups Transforming Building Compliance for Life Safety

Dame Judith Hackitt has spoken extensively about the construction industry’s need for a more joined-up approach. Her report, ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’, produced in the wake of the UK Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, made a number of recommendations on preventing similar incidents from taking place in the future. Her […]

Smart Buildings

Overview of Q1 2021 Acquisitions in the Smart Buildings Space

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. In the first quarter of 2021, Memoori recorded 58 acquisitions in the Smart Buildings space, continuing the trend in the acquisition of IoT technology to enhance the workplace experience of building occupants and to sense, control, visualize, monitor and predict a range of […]

Security

Analysis of M&A Deals in the Physical Security Business

M&A data collected by Memoori over the last 18 years shows that the Physical Security industry has gone through 4 cycles of growth and decline sometimes exaggerated by a number of billion dollar deals in one year, or increased activity from Private Equity or buyers outside the physical security industry. Memoori’s annual world report The […]

Smart Buildings

No Slowdown in PropTech Startup Investment in 2020 Despite COVID-19

Our new report on the Smart Building Startup landscape has identified 665 private companies founded between 2011 and 2020 in the smart buildings sector. This number has increased 38% in two years. There was no slowdown in the number of Startups receiving investment last year despite the COVID-19 global pandemic and ensuing recession. Indeed, investment […]

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