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Axis to sell and market Canon in North America

Agreement expands portfolio of video products and solutions available

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications and Canon are changing their sales and marketing efforts in major regional markets worldwide in an effort to provide a wider portfolio of video products and solutions to their customers.

Axis VP’s global role evolves with firm’s big growth

‘Multicultural aspect” of job right fit, she says

SAN ANTONIO—After doing some consulting work for Axis Communications in the mid-90s, Bodil Sonesson was recruited by Axis in 1996, the year it introduced the first network camera.

Axis to build new HQ in Lund


CHELMSFORD, Mass.—In early 2016, Axis will begin construction of a new headquarters located adjacent to the company’s existing offices in Lund, Sweden. The building is expected to be ready in early 2018 and will accommodate 1,100 employees. Its North American headquarters is based here.

Canon-Axis deal done despite hedge-fund holdout

Canon now owns 84 percent of shares, Elliott Management increases stake

TOKYO—In a bid that industry analysts told Security Systems News is intended to get Canon to increase its $2.8 billion offer for Axis Communications, Elliott Management, a New York hedge fund, increased its stake in Axis to 10.91 percent and has not yet sold those shares to Canon.

Canon to buy Axis for $2.8 billion

Kessler: Price is ’50 percent premium over yesterday’s closing price’

TOKYO—One year after buying the leading VMS provider, camera manufacturer Canon has made an offer to buy Axis Communications, the leading network camera provider, for $2.8 billion cash.

Canon to buy VMS provider Milestone Systems

Milestone will operate as stand-alone division; Canon committed to open platform

LONDON—Camera manufacturer Canon announced today that it will acquire VMS provider Milestone Systems. Terms of the deal were not announced.