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Control4 bought for $680mn in anticlimactic vertical move

In what seems like a somewhat unfitting end for such an important player in this game, Control4 has been bought by SnapAV – a firm that makes home audio and security equipment aimed at professional installers. It’s a vertical move that sees SnapAV pay $680mn for what is essentially part of its own supply chain, but given that Control4 was positioned to become a king-maker of sorts, the deal feels rather underwhelming. Perhaps we’re just a little salty about the recent goings-on in Westeros, but we’d normally be a bit more enthusiastic about a deal of this size. In time, perhaps this will obviously be a fitting end, although both Control4 and SnapAV would probably like to stress that there’s…

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