As We Suspected, The Deal is Off Between LeEco & Vizio

Less than a week after we questioned whether Chinese manufacturer LeEco would be able to actually complete its proposed $2 billion acquisition of Vizio, we received a note from a Vizio-connected official, saying that “the merger agreement to acquire Vizio … Continue reading

After 28 Years, Tribeman is Out at Atlantic Technology

BREAKING NEWS We have confirmed that Peter Tribeman, one of the founding partners and long time President of Atlantic Technology International, will leave the company at the end of this month. It is the end of a 28-year career there and, … Continue reading

D+M Group Sold From One PE Company to Another

We learned Wednesday that private equity powerhouse Bain Capital has apparently found a buyer for D+M Group, selling it off to another private equity company – Boston-based Charlesbank Capital Partners. CCP is the owner of DEI Holdings, a division of … Continue reading

Control4 & Triad CEOs Explain to Strata-gee Why Their Deal Makes Sense

Control4 Corp. announced Tuesday that it has decided to get into the speaker business – doing so by acquiring Triad Speakers, Inc. – whom it describes as “a leader in advanced audio technology with best-in-class, customizable speaker-solutions.” The lofty language … Continue reading

LeEco, the Netflix/Apple/Tesla of China, Acquires Vizio

Le Holdings Co. Ltd. (LeEco), a Chinese company with unusual multi-business aspirations, announced this week that they had acquired Vizio, a U.S. manufacturer of affordable televisions, in a deal worth $2 billion. The deal will serve as LeEco’s entry into … Continue reading

Look Out Nortek, Here Come the Lawyers

Acquirer Melrose Offers a Peek at Its Plans The ink is barely dry on their agreement to be acquired by Britain’s Melrose Industries PLC, and already Nortek Inc. finds themselves the subject of multiple investigations by several major law firms … Continue reading

Nortek Sold to British Investment Company

BREAKING NEWS The summer continues to heat up with the second major acquisition announcement in two days. Melrose, PLC, a UK-based investment company that buys underperforming companies, improves their operations, and then resells them, has acquired Nortek, Inc. in a … Continue reading

LCD Kingpin Sharp, Under New Management, Pursues OLED

Sharp to Cut Another 7,000 Employees Big changes are coming to Sharp, Corp. in the wake of their acquisition by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co – better known as Foxconn. News out of Japan notes that the deal between Sharp … Continue reading

B&W Acquired by EVA Automation

BREAKING NEWS Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) announced this morning that they have been acquired by EVA Automation, a Silicon Valley-based technology company founded just two years ago by Gideon Yu. Yu is a well-known sports and technology executive that has … Continue reading