Cavendish advises on the acquisition of Silent Sentinel by Motorola Solutions

Cavendish, the full-service investment bank for growth and investment companies, is pleased to announce that it has advised on the sale of Silent Sentinel, a global provider of advanced video surveillance solutions and specialised long-range cameras, to Motorola Solutions, a global leader in end-to-end video security solutions.

Founded in 2002, Silent Sentinel is an award-winning, globally recognised provider of high-specification surveillance and intelligent detection systems for the Homeland Security market. It offers customers a unique value proposition by designing and supplying tailor-made, high-end technology solutions (all built around its proprietary and market defining NexOS operating software). The technology is primarily used to protect complex and extreme environments associated with military, aviation, maritime and critical infrastructure.

The deal complements Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of fixed video cameras, expanding its footprint with government and critical infrastructure customers and strengthens its position as global frontrunner in delivering end-to-end video security solutions.

The senior leadership team at Silent Sentinel will remain in their current roles, reporting to Mark Schmidl, Senior Vice President, International Sales, of Motorola Solutions.

The transaction, in which Cavendish acted as advisors to Silent Sentinel, reflects Cavendish’s burgeoning credentials within the technology sector. The transaction team comprised Anthony Platt, Head of Technology, Sam Kavanagh and Soben Durai.


Anthony Platt, Partner and Head of Technology at Cavendish commented: “Silent Sentinel’s technology plays a critical role in safeguarding international borders and critical infrastructure. Given the geopolitical backdrop Silent Sentinel’s technology has been in high demand and the acquisition gives Motorola Solutions access to new markets. It is great to lead on the sale of UK technology firms to major US tech and telecoms acquirers like Motorola.”


Sam Kavanagh, Director at Cavendish commented: “We are delighted to have worked with Paul and the Silent Sentinel team to deliver this transformational deal that will strengthen Motorola’s proposition and directly contribute to their ambitious growth objectives. At Cavendish we pride ourselves on advising entrepreneurial growth businesses and this transaction underscores our ability to engage with international buyers and successfully navigate cross-border technology M&A deals.”


Paul Elsey, Managing Director at Silent Sentinel said: “We are thrilled to join Motorola Solutions and build upon their industry-leading portfolio and continue to support our customers in the most challenging of environments. I would like to express our gratitude to Anthony and the team at Cavendish who provided invaluable counsel and a streamlined process throughout.”