Analyzing Huawei’s Acquisition of Neul: How about That Valuation?

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4Q 2014 | IN-1020553

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The booming Internet of Things space just got another significant vote of confidence in late September 2014 as the news broke that telecom-equipment heavyweight Huawei has acquired the narrowband-connectivity pioneer Neul for a reported US$25 million. This is a great deal for all parties. In Neul, Huawei buys an innovative supplier that is well positioned to enable billions of connected Things and, thus, become a major player in this future multi-trillion-dollar industry. In Huawei, Neul gains a synergetic partner with global resources to take its value proposition to the next level. Meanwhile, the reported price represents a lucrative exit for Neul’s investors, who had collectively spent US$18.8 million on funding the company. For the wider IoT space, this serves as yet another validation that…

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