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announced 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., will acquire Dropcam

synopsis: Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
Hitting the market in 2011 with its thermostat and following in 2013 with the Protect smoke detector, Nest established itself early on as an industry favorite in the nascent smart-appliance market by bringing refreshing design and powerful software to once-immutable and ignored devices. "
target: Dropcam
Dropcam offers a limited line of tightly integrated hardware and software. The camera company has only three products: the Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Dropcam Tab. All three devices are aimed at helping customers monitor home activity through motion sensors and video recordings.
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$555
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closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Guardian Access & Door Hardware, acquired Garageio

synopsis: Guardian Access & Door Hardware, a manufacturer of operators and parts for the garage door industry, has acquired Alottazs Labs LLC, creator of Garageio. Garageio is a mobile application that allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
buyer: Guardian Access & Door Hardware
Guardian Access & Door Hardware specializes in the design and manufacture of operators, die castings, component stampings and plastic moldings for the garage door industry. Guardian strives to exceed the expectations of their customers through their comprehensive service and innovative designs. "
target: Garageio
Alottazs Labs LLC is a company that specializes in software/hardware solutions that simplifies everyday life. The company's Garageio mobile application allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

BullGuard, acquired Dojo-Labs

synopsis: BullGuard, Europe’s #1 rated consumer security company, announced it has acquired Dojo Labs, the pioneering innovator in consumer internet of things security. Together, the companies will redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BullGuard
BullGuard is a fast growing antimalware and mobile security brand. Its award-winning product portfolio includes internet security solutions, mobile security, 24/7 identity protection, and social media protection for both home and small business users. "
target: Dojo-Labs
Dojo-Labs is dedicated to defining the security of things for the connected home. The company’s first product, Dojo, is an intelligent security device that connects to the home network and acts as the essential layer between connected devices and any threats to their security or privacy.
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announced 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., will acquire Dropcam

synopsis: Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
Hitting the market in 2011 with its thermostat and following in 2013 with the Protect smoke detector, Nest established itself early on as an industry favorite in the nascent smart-appliance market by bringing refreshing design and powerful software to once-immutable and ignored devices. "
target: Dropcam
Dropcam offers a limited line of tightly integrated hardware and software. The camera company has only three products: the Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Dropcam Tab. All three devices are aimed at helping customers monitor home activity through motion sensors and video recordings.
price ($mm)
$555
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., will acquire Dropcam

synopsis: Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
Hitting the market in 2011 with its thermostat and following in 2013 with the Protect smoke detector, Nest established itself early on as an industry favorite in the nascent smart-appliance market by bringing refreshing design and powerful software to once-immutable and ignored devices. "
target: Dropcam
Dropcam offers a limited line of tightly integrated hardware and software. The camera company has only three products: the Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Dropcam Tab. All three devices are aimed at helping customers monitor home activity through motion sensors and video recordings.
price ($mm)
$555
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., acquired MyEnergy, Inc.

synopsis: Nest Labs, Inc. acquired MyEnergy, Inc. to boost its home energy management tools. Originally called Earth Aid, MyEnergy provides consumers with information on how much electricity, water, and natural gas they use and how much they spend on these utilities.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
The creator of the world's first learning Thermostat, Nest Labs is focused on reducing home-energy consumption. The Nest Leraning Thermostat learns human behaviors and preferences, automatically adjusting the temperature so people can stay comfortable while saving energy and money. "
target parent: Point Judith Capital
target: MyEnergy, Inc.
MyEnergy, Inc. operates MyEnergy.com, a residential energy efficiency platform for customers and various institutions. MyEnergy is an online service that allows people to gather all of their utility usage and bills in one place, and allows sharing between friends and family.
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closed 4/19/2017 via Market Wire

Fulham Co., Inc., acquired Control Network Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system.
buyer: Fulham Co., Inc.
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of LED modules & drivers, LED emergency lighting systems, electronic fluorescent ballasts, lamps, EHID ballasts, and more. "
target: Control Network Solutions Ltd
Control Network Solutions (CNS) is the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. CNS's smart IoT based lighting control solution for all types of commercial buildings is disrupting the traditional a market, globally.
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announced 12/10/2008 via AP - Associated Press

Vodafone Group Plc, will acquire Wayfinder Systems AB

synopsis: Vodafone Group PLC, the world's biggest mobile phone provider by sales, said it has offered to buy Swedish wireless navigation device company Wayfinder Systems for 239 million Swedish kronor ($29 million) in cash.
buyer: Vodafone Group Plc (LSE:VOD:$48,527.23)
Vodafone's vision is to be the world's mobile communications leader - enriching customers' lives, helping individuals, businesses and communities be more connected in a mobile world. "
target: Wayfinder Systems AB
Wayfinder offers map, direction and GPS navigation services accessible by mobile phones. From these basic navigation services, we provide mobile phone users with content services including digital city guidebooks traffic information, currency conversion and weather reports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$30 [$27]
rev ($mm)
$13
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closed 10/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Smart Kids Group, Inc., acquired Paragon GPS, Inc.

synopsis: Smart Kids Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Paragon GPS, Inc., a leading developer of personal tracking devices designed specifically for children and parents concerned about child safety. Smart Kids Group develops, distributes and licenses quality safety programs and children's character based Edutainment products.
buyer: Smart Kids Group, Inc. (SKGP:$0.00)
Smart Kids Group develops, distributes and licenses quality safety programs and children's character based Edutainment products through a variety of media including television, DVD, retail, direct marketing, and the Internet. "
target: Paragon GPS, Inc.
Paragon GPS is a consumer products technology company engaged in the research and development of location tracking devices that use global positioning satellites to conveniently and accurately track the location of children, parents, relatives and loved ones.
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$0.72
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Aico Ltd, acquired Homelync

synopsis: Aico, the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, has acquired Homelync, an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology.
buyer parent: Ei Electronics
buyer: Aico Ltd
Aico, an Ei Company, are the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms. "
target: Homelync
Homelync are an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology. With industry-leading expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), software development and integration, the Homelync team are at the forefront of this progressive market.
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