CSL – the specialist provider of M2M and Internet of Things solutions in both the security and health sectors – has announced the acquisition of Emizon Networks. The deal is the first since CSL’s management team reinvested with Norland Capital, ICONIQ Capital and RIT Capital Partners.
The acquisition will enhance CSL’s existing service with greater IP capability, as well as underpinning the company’s bold international growth ambitions.
Speaking about the deal, Bob Tuck (managing director of Emizon) said: “This is a great opportunity for Emizon to benefit from CSL’s customer-led ethos and attention to service. We’re better together. This deal expands Emizon’s reach in the market, providing installers and their customers with more choice.”
With offices in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and Australia and licensed partnerships in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Emizon Networks’ technology enables end users to embrace the benefits of IP networks, in turn realising improved functionality, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The technology can also enhance security far beyond the capabilities of traditional dual-path signalling and services.
Boasting a worldwide installation figure now approaching 50,000 installations, Emizon can connect to all major alarm software suppliers. In addition, the business is certified to ISO 9001.
Also commenting on the deal, Ed Heale (CSL’s managing director) stated: “Both businesses have different areas of expertise, but are aligned strategically. The combination will allow us to provide a broader and better service for our existing customers as well as accelerate our plans to enter new sectors and expand internationally.”
CSL was founded in the UK in 1996. Today, the CSL Group runs operations in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands. After a successful management buy-out in 2006 led by Group CEO Phil Hollett and Simon Banks, founder and Group managing director, the company established itself as a leading provider of dual signalling systems.
CSL pioneered the move from wired to wireless communication in the electronic security and Telehealthcare sectors with the introduction of the multi-network WorldSIM which provides maximum uptime.
Today, the company is the trusted choice to provide critical connectivity for nearly half a million M2M devices throughout Europe.