IoT improves quality of life and sustainability in cities

IoT Spot On

Smart cities are expanding around the world. To help make life in these urban centres more comfortable, convenient and safe, numerous technologies are being employed and developed with the Internet of Things (IoT) playing a key role in this transformation.

The acquisition of SRL Traffic Systems by 3i Infrastructure for c. US$213 million has highlighted the relevance of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and their importance for both better quality of life and more environmental awareness in cities using new technologies. With this transaction, 3i is expanding its position in modern infrastructure, based on the long-term prospects of investments in smart cities, the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG), and the predictable revenue and cash flow in this sector. JAN P. HATJE, IOT SPECIALIST, OAKLINS

As explored in our latest IoT Spot On, such modern infrastructure appeals to private equity firms for various reasons, and with IoT technology also contributing to moves towards more sustainability and better use of resources, this trend looks set to continue.

In addition, our report includes an overview of two recent transactions related to IoT, and considers their rationale and impact. We also look at the valuations of different models of IoT companies over the past year, which has been a time of sharp regression in the sector.

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