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Microsoft acquires IoT PES Solair Corporate

Solair was acquired by Microsoft’s Azure division today for USD20 million to USD30 million, according to estimates based on MachNation IoT M&A research. MachNation’s recently published IoT Platform-Enabled Solutions (PESs) ScoreCard includes a rating and analysis of Solair. In summary: Solair’s strengths – a solution that speeds-up time-to-market for its customers and an open-source hardware approach that lowers costs of deployment. Solair’s weaknesses – a lack of industry-sector expertise and a solution that is fairly primitive. For more information on […]

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Cisco announces intent to acquire IoT/M2M connectivity management company Jasper

Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Jasper for approximately USD1.4 billion. Jasper is an IoT connected device platform. What does this acquisition mean for enterprises and communications carriers: With the acquisition, Cisco will play a major role in managing the network for both gateway-centric and cellular IoT solutions. Enterprises will no longer have to use multiple vendors to manage the IoT LAN and WAN environments. The combination of Cisco and Jasper technologies will make […]

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MachNation publishes financial comparison of IoT acquisitions

In a recent publication, MachNation presents a high-level financial comparison of 8 IoT acquisitions over the last 18 months. The comparison shows the acquistion targets’: Annual revenue at acquisition (estimated or actual) Revenue multiple (purchase price to annual revenue) Purchase price (estimated or actual) MachNation partners have access to this research in a recent research report about ARM’s acquisition of Sansa Security. For more information on IoT insights, please contact us.

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Autodesk purchases IoT application enablement platform vendor SeeControl

On 27 August 2015, Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) – a provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software – acquired IoT application enablement platform vendor SeeControl. In this analysis available for MachNation partners we discuss what Autodesk might be doing with SeeControl and provide a high-level financial valuation comparison of recent AEP acquisitions including PTC’s acquisition of Axeda, ColdLight and ThingWorx; and Amazon’s acquisition of 2lemetry.

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