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Expanding Globally Through M&A

October 6, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

If you’ve read our website over the last month or so, you’ve noticed an uptick in the amount of merger and acquisition (M&A) stories we’ve posted, and as Karen Carpenter beautifully sang so many years ago, we’ve only just begun. The wheeling and dealing in the security industry have been hot and heavy during the late summer and early part of the fall season. In case you have not been able to keep up with the goings-on of all the business transactions over the past several...

Assa Abloy, Convergint Technologies, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks, March Networks, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nice, Nortek Security & Control, Sean Flint

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Nortek Security & Control acquired by Nice for $285 million

October 5, 2021SSN Staff

ODERZO, Italy—Nice, a global manufacturer of Smart Home, Security, and Home & Building Automation solutions, announced today it has acquired Nortek Security & Control, LLC from Melrose Industries. The transaction, valued at $285 million, is the largest investment to date by Nice. “This acquisition reinforces our strong commitment to North America and significantly expands our global footprint. Nice now employs over 3,000 people across five continents, encompassing the most diverse...

Mergers & Acquisitions, Nice, Nortek Security & Control

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Also Noted

Nice North America unveils Mercury 310 residential gate controller

March 22, 2021SSN Staff

KENT, Wash.—Nice, a global manufacturer of smart home and building automation products, announced the release of the Mercury 310 residential gate operator controller, a simple-to-install controller engineered for UL325 compliance for automated gate systems. “With the release of Mercury 310, we are setting a new standard in ease of installation and use,” said Jon Eiche, product manager, Residential & Commercial Gate for Nice North America. “We designed the Mercury 310 to...

HySecurity, Nice, residential gate controllers

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Nice S.p.A. acquires FIBARO

July 18, 2018Spencer Ives

CHICAGO—Nice S.p.A., the Italian international home automation and home security company, recently purchased Poland-based FIBARO, a global smart home brand.The transaction was public as of July 13 and was valued at €63 million ($73 million USD) and includes the entire share capital of Fibar Group S.A. including its U.S. subsidiary.“FIBARO was actively looking for a business partner that could provide us not only with the financial resources, but also enable us further and faster growth...

Dominik J?chorek, FIBARO, Nice

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Monitoring Matters

Abode receives majority stake investment

April 20, 2018Spencer Ives

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Nice S.p.A., a global home and building automation company, on April 13 acquired 75 percent of abode systems, a provider of DIY security and home automation systems based here, for $18.75 million. The remaining stock is held by abode's founders. “We actually had a lot of interest from several larger [companies based] outside the U.S. … but we felt like Nice was the best fit for us. We really liked their team and their focus on design and user experience was one of the...

Abode, Chris Carney, Lauro Buoro, Nice

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Battery, NICE deal is done, business renamed Qognify

September 23, 2015Martha Entwistle

BOSTON—Battery Ventures on Sept. 20 closed the NICE physical security business unit deal and renamed the business Qognify.Battery Ventures announced its intention to acquire the business in August for $85 million in cash and up to an additional $15 million. Final terms have not been made public, however, Monroe Capital in Chicago announced that it was the sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a $57.5 million senior credit facility to support Battery Ventures' acquisition.Monroe...

Battery Ventures, Monroe Capital, Moti Shabtai, Nice, Qognify

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On The Editor's Desk

ISC West 2013: Day 1 & 2

April 12, 2013Martha Entwistle

Lots of people on the show floor on Wednesday! 29,900 square feet of exhibit space and 1003 booths, is what I heard.Wednesday started for me with the Axis Press Breakfast, where the network camera company introduced three new cameras and an upgraded Axis Camera Companion. In 2012, there were 60,000 downloads of the software, according to Axis' Fredrik Nilsson. The cameras of the future will be customized for customers with apps, the same way we currently customize our smartphones, Nilsson said. With...

Affiliated Monitoring, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Brecher, BSchmode, Byerly, CapitalSource, Defina, Diebold

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On The Editor's Desk

A NICE Verint deal?

January 15, 2013Martha Entwistle

Will there be a very nice Verint NICE deal soon? That's what the rumor mill says. Rueters reported yesterday that Verint Systems stock was up more than 7 percent and NICE shares were up 6.7 percent on reports from Globes, an Israeli financial site, that said Nice Systems is talking to Verint about buying it for $1.5 billion. It's said to be a cash and stock offer that would "represent a 19 percent premium on its market cap of $1.26 billiion," according to Rueters. I called NICE and Verint for comment...

acquisition, CTI, Erik Snider, Nice, Verint

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General News

TechSec 2012 preliminary educational program announced

September 22, 2011SSN Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—Details of the TechSec 2012 educational program were announced by conference organizers on Sept. 20, the second day of the ASIS show here. The eighth annual TechSec conference, sponsored by Security Systems News and Security Director News, will take place Feb. 7-8 in Delray Beach, Fla. "TechSec is the place for integrators, end users, consultants and manufacturers to discuss and debate how new and emerging technology is affecting the security landscape,” said Tim Purpura,...

20 under 40, ASIS, Bob Banerjee, Brivo, BRS Labs, Chris Peckham, David Marra, Denis Hébert, Diebold, Donna Jones

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