05 May '11, 8pm

Building Management: The Top Acquisition Targets: IBM recently purchased Tririga, a software company that prov...

IBM recently purchased Tririga , a software company that provides energy management solutions for buildings. Which building IT company will be acquired next? Perhaps Optimum Energy, Control4, Daintree Networks or Ember. Because of the nature of the market, it’s hard to say. “There are simply too many [building IT] startups. It confuses customers, investors, and potential partners,” said Lux Research Analyst Oliver Tassinari at the Lux Executive Summit. “[But] a lot of the[se companies] provide value. It is inevitable that there will be consolidation.” There have already been several notable acquisitions. Siemens’ bought SureGrid and Site Controls, Constellation Energy purchased CPower , and Serious Materials acquired Valence Energy . One of the trends Greentech Media has noticed is that many of these companies aren’t VC-backed. Conglomerates are value shopping. Despite the...

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