NOV
04

FLIR Systems Completes Acquisition of Point Grey Research, Inc.

November 4 2016 

Acquisition Expands FLIR’s Presence in Machine Vision, Intelligent Imaging for Retail Analytics, and Visible Spectrum Camera Solutions.

WILSONVILLE, OR, November 4, 2016 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of the business of Point Grey Research Inc., for an aggregate purchase price of $259 million in cash, or an enterprise value of $256 million excluding Point Grey’s closing cash balance.

Founded in 1997 and based in Richmond, British Columbia, Point Grey is a global leader in the development of advanced visible imaging cameras and solutions that are used in industrial automation systems, medical diagnostic equipment, people counting systems, intelligent traffic systems, military and defense products, and advanced mapping systems. Point Grey designs, manufactures, and distributes its cameras and related software to a global base of customers that build systems for improving the efficiency, quality, analysis, and safety of a wide range of processes and products.

“The acquisition of Point Grey provides us a strong, proven, and profitable platform from which to integrate thermal technology into the underpenetrated industrial vision and people counting markets,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “We are pleased to have the Point Grey team join FLIR and we look forward to working with them to innovate advanced intelligent imaging solutions for the customers in the machine vision space.”

The business will be known as the Integrated Imaging Solutions line of business operating within FLIR’s OEM and Emerging segment. FLIR anticipates the business and related transaction costs will be approximately $0.01 dilutive to its 2016 earnings per share and accretive for 2017.

 


About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to: the expected benefits of FLIR’s acquisition of the assets of Point Grey and the expected effects on FLIR’s consolidated financial results and business performance following the acquisition. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability of FLIR to integrate the new business and products into its business, the retention of existing customers, suppliers, partners, and employees of Point Grey, the adoption by new and existing customers of the new product offering, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.


FLIR Systems Media Contacts

Tim McDowd
Media Contact
503-498-3146
tim.mcdowd@flir.com

Shane Harrison
Investor Relations
503-498-3547
shane.harrison@flir.com

OCT
03

FLIR Systems to Acquire Point Grey Research, Inc. for $253 Million

October 3 2016 

Acquisition expands FLIR’s presence in machine vision, intelligent imaging for retail analytics, and visible spectrum camera solutions.

WILSONVILLE, OR, October 3, 2016 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has reached a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the business of Point Grey Research, Inc., a leading developer of machine vision cameras for use in industrial, retail, scientific, traffic, mapping, and other advanced imaging applications, for approximately $253 million in cash.

Founded in 1997 and based in Richmond, British Columbia, Point Grey is a global leader in the development of advanced visible imaging cameras and solutions that are used in industrial automation systems, medical diagnostic equipment, people counting systems, intelligent traffic systems, military and defense products, and advanced mapping systems. Point Grey designs, manufactures, and distributes its cameras and related software to a global base of customers that build systems for improving the efficiency, quality, analysis, and safety of a wide range of processes and products.

The addition of the Point Grey business will augment FLIR’s existing OEM cores and components business by adding a broad range of visible spectrum machine vision cameras and solutions. Additionally, FLIR’s thermal sensor technology, with its unique ability to remotely measure temperature, see through factory obscurants such as smoke and steam, and accurately detect and characterize human activity in retail settings, will further extend Point Grey’s product range into new application spaces. The business will become FLIR’s Integrated Imaging Solutions line of business operating within the OEM and Emerging segment.

“We’re excited to add the broad range of innovative products from Point Grey to FLIR as together we have a unique capability to create advanced sensing solutions for the broad machine vision market,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “Thermal imaging technology provides vision systems customers an alternative imaging spectrum that offers a rich, largely untapped layer of information that can be further leveraged. Point Grey’s global presence and credibility in industrial vision systems provides a strong platform for us to integrate our leading thermal technology. Point Grey is a proven, high-performing business with an impressive set of products, customers, processes, and people, all of which we see as being highly synergistic and strategically significant to FLIR. We welcome the Point Grey employees to FLIR and look forward to creating highly valuable solutions for a wide array of intelligent imaging applications.”

The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016. FLIR anticipates the business and related transaction costs will be approximately $0.01 dilutive to its 2016 earnings per share and accretive for 2017.

 


About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to: the expected benefits of FLIR’s acquisition of the assets of Point Grey and the expected effects on FLIR’s consolidated financial results and business performance following the acquisition. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability of FLIR to integrate the new business and products into its business, the retention of existing customers, suppliers, partners, and employees of Point Grey, the adoption by new and existing customers of the new product offering, and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.


FLIR Systems Media Contacts

Tim McDowd
Media Contact
503-498-3146
tim.mcdowd@flir.com

Shane Harrison
Investor Relations
503-498-3547
shane.harrison@flir.com

JULY
07

Point Grey Acquires People Counting and Tracking Sensor Assets From Retail Analytics Company Nomi

JULY 7 2016 

Deal reinforces Point Grey’s commitment to people counting channel partners, positions company for continued growth in retail analytics space.

Point Grey, a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced it has acquired certain assets of Nomi related to Nomi’s people counting sensor business. The assets include Brickstream® 2D and 3D sensor hardware and firmware, Device Manager software, Wi-Fi technology, and all associated intellectual property, patents, and trademarks. A number of key Nomi engineering, sales, and administrative personnel will join Point Grey to continue working with partners and ensure long-term continuity in service, support, and product development.


Point Grey has been the original device manufacturer (ODM) for Nomi’s Brickstream 3D sensor since 2005, and Brickstream 2D since 2011. Since its introduction more than 10 years ago, Brickstream 3D has become the industry standard for 3D stereo vision-based people counting and tracking, with over 150,000 sensors deployed globally. This acquisition is indicative of Point Grey’s commitment to supporting Nomi channel partners worldwide with reliable, high performance, and cost-effective people counting products for analytics applications in the retail, security, and healthcare spaces.


“Point Grey has been actively developing 3D stereo vision sensors and people counting software since the company’s inception in 1997,” says Vladimir Tucakov, CEO and co-founder of Point Grey. “Over the last 16 years, Nomi / Brickstream has built strong relationships with retail analytics partners around the world and successfully leveraged Point Grey’s sensor technology to create the best solutions available on the market today. We will now focus our combined efforts on continuing to grow our people counting and tracking business by offering best-in-class service and support, high quality and reliable products, and a technology roadmap that will ensure growth years into the future.”

 

Press Contact

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Email: mv-press@flir.com
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