Visitor Management

Smart Buildings

Chinese Startups Addressing Digital Workplace Solutions for Commercial Real Estate

April 21st, 2022
Smart Buildings

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

February 23rd, 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 […]

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

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.  […]

Smart Buildings

Workplace Technology M&A Shows a Rapid Rise in 2021

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Workplace technology has become a significant focus for acquisition activity this year as 15 M&A deals to date enable commercial real estate stakeholders to augment their software and IoT offerings.   The strategic rationale for deals is on expanding solutions that address landlords’ needs to ensure […]

Smart Buildings

Adoption of Indoor Location Technologies Accelerated by COVID-19

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Indoor location-based platforms using digital mapping, indoor positioning and analytics are showing signs of entering the mainstream across a range of use cases in commercial and industrial buildings. As businesses try to find ways of safely reopening offices, factories and campuses, indoor location […]

Smart Buildings

Q3 Funding in the Global Smart Buildings Space Continues Unabated

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori Predictions of a pandemic-triggered slowdown in funding for the smart buildings space have proved to be unfounded. Q3-2020 has seen a 32% increase in the number of funding rounds and a 69% increase in dollar values, compared to Q3-2019. Memoori’s definition of investments […]

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