Building the Security Business Through Merger & Acquisition; Has it Delivered?

January 14th, 2019

PE Funding Fuels Growth in the North American Fire & Security Systems Integration Space

February 5th, 2018

Acquisitions in the European Commercial Fire Detection Systems Market

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Independent Senior Research Associate at Memoori The last 12 months have been a quiet year for commercial fire detection acquisitions by the leading fire safety conglomerates (Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Siemens and UTC) who have been focused on technology innovation as well as continuing to redefine their core businesses. […]

Smart Buildings

Partnerships & Investments in Startups Gain Momentum as Smart Building Players Boost Innovation

Smart building players are strengthening their open innovation capabilities through investments and partnerships with startups and the incubators and accelerators that support their development. Corporates are recognizing the need to increase their agility and speed in developing smart connected products and services by leveraging software, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to […]


Consolidation in the North American Mass Notification Software Market

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson of Tomlinson Business Research With increased risk of terrorist activities and incidents both in the workplace and in public places, businesses need effective platforms to notify personnel in their facilities as to what is happening, where it is happening and how to respond in an emergency situation or […]

Smart Buildings

Beyond Energy Management: Building Performance Optimization Services Take Centre Stage

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson of Tomlinson Business Research We are seeing the convergence of Building Energy Management with Facilities Management and Asset Management, as software and services addressing building performance optimization take centre stage in the commercial and industrial buildings market. The boundaries between technology offerings are blurring as IoT and digital […]

Smart Buildings

A Sea Change in Honeywell’s Merger & Acquisition Strategy?

It’s been a busy start to the year for Honeywell. In less than 4 weeks they have acquired Xtralis, a leading manufacturer of advanced fire detection products, and are looking to sell their Building Solutions Group. Add to this the possibility that a mega merger with UTC, to form an industrial power house, may not […]


What Now for Honeywell & UTC as Proposed Deal Fails to Get Off the Ground?

It’s been widely reported that Honeywell and UTC have been exploring the possibility of a merger. However it seems UTC rejected Honeywell’s $90 billion offer on grounds that the deal will never win US and EU antitrust approval. Since then Honeywell have made a vigorous counter statement insisting that regulatory obstacles need not prevent the […]

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