VANCOUVER, Canada — Avigilon Corp., a provider of high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions, announces it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the video analytics company VideoIQ Inc. for $32 million. The transaction is expected to close in early January.
Founded in 2006, VideoIQ is a leading provider of real-time intelligent video analytics solutions for security and business intelligence applications. The company has a developed portfolio of video analytics intellectual property, including 23 patents granted or pending. VideoIQ’s proprietary technology includes live detection, event verification and instant notification, and self-learning capabilities.
“VideoIQ’s analytics solution complements Avigilon’s innovative line of products,” says Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. “The acquisition will give us sophisticated, commercially proven analytics technology supported by one of the leading analytics development teams in the industry. VideoIQ is transforming the future of intelligent surveillance and I am pleased to welcome the team to Avigilon.”
Billerica, Mass.-based VideoIQ has approximately 30 employees and a diversified customer base in multiple industries.
“We believe there is an opportunity to increase the sales of both VideoIQ and Avigilon surveillance systems in the near term by bringing VideoIQ’s existing products into our established global distribution channels,” Fernandes says. “Over time, as we integrate VideoIQ’s technology into the Avigilon system, we will expand our end-to-end high-definition surveillance solutions to include robust analytics capabilities, giving end users the ability to prevent crime proactively and more effectively analyze large amounts of data.”
GMP Securities LP acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Avigilon on the transaction, and Raymond James & Associates Inc. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to VideoIQ.
The deal for VideoIQ follows Avigilon’s $17 million acquisition of RedCloud, an access control manufacturer, in May. You can read more about that transaction here.