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Siemens to Acquire Site Controls

The Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry has signed an agreement to acquire Site Controls LLC, the Austin, Texas-based provider of enterprise-wide energy management solutions for multi-site commercial businesses.

“We are keenly interested in developing solutions for our customers that help increase energy efficiency, margins, productivity and competitiveness.”

Andreas Schierenbeck

Site Controls’ energy management platform, Site-Command™, integrates hardware and software to provide customers with real-time centralized visibility and control of multiple locations from a central point, the press release says.


Site Controls’ energy management platform, Site-Command™, integrates hardware and software to provide customers with real-time centralized visibility and control of multiple locations from a central point.

In addition, Site Controls’ product line will broadens Siemens’ portfolio of building automation and HVAC control solutions and is intended to drive Building Technologies’ leadership in the retail and commercial markets, including big box retailers, fitness clubs, convenience stores and restaurants.

Site Controls also make an energy management platform through SureGrid™, a turn-key energy aggregation and demand response solution which reduces peak power demand when the electrical grid is under stress.

“SureGrid offers customers, utilities and grid operators an industry-leading automated, cloud-based intelligent load management technology.  The combined portfolio of Site Controls and the Building Technologies Division significantly improves both companies’ position in the burgeoning Smart Grid/Smart Consumption market.”

“We are keenly interested in developing solutions for our customers that help increase energy efficiency, margins, productivity and competitiveness,” says Andreas Schierenbeck, President of the Building Technologies Division.

“With Site Controls’ energy management platform as part of our product portfolio, we have new tools to offer business owners and facility managers that centrally manage energy across the enterprise. Furthermore, our customers can participate in Smart Grid demand response programs with local utilities. The new offering of Siemens Building Technologies combined with the Energy Sector will accelerate our growth in the fast expanding Smart Consumption/Smart Grid market.”

“We are proud of the efforts of our team which built Site Controls into a technology leader and are thrilled to be joining forces with Siemens, a world-wide pioneer of efficiency and smart grid solutions,” Dan Sharplin, Site Controls CEO, says.

“This transaction takes the Site Controls vision to the next level and creates significant value for our customers, employees, shareholders, and for Siemens.”

Over the last several years, Site Controls’ product innovation, technical flexibility and customer focus have been providing commercial building operators with solutions that consistently deliver operating transparency from location to location.

Siemens plans to maintain Site Controls’ 75-person team in Austin and integrate its solutions into the Building Technologies Division’s overall product portfolio.

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed and closing is subject to U.S. antitrust review and approval.

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Unique Market Activity

Here’s the latest update from Markit Financial Information Service on trades not known to the general public before now. Today’s “Unique Market Activity” list disclose important trades made yesterday.

“Markit BOAT is a trade reporting platform which consolidates pan-European cash equity trade data from MTFs, Dark Pools and OTC transactions.”

Markit BOAT


Markit BOAT is a trade reporting platform which consolidates pan-European cash equity trade data from MTFs, Dark Pools and OTC transactions. The trading activity in this report took place on 27th September 2010 and was published by Markit BOAT on the same day.

Trading activity reported with the “Market Condition” flag is excluded from this report.

Such trading activity is not relevant because the trade price and/or trading process does not reference or correlate with the then current market price.

The “Unique Market Activity” section lists stocks which were not active on Markit BOAT on the previous trading day.

Unique Market Activity:

Name Sector Volume Turnover €
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI Basic Materials 822,355 27,752,792
IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS Basic Materials 188,399 3,581,217
SPICE Industrials 3,495,482 2,876,157
STRATEC BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS Health Care 68,872 2,039,467
BARLOWORLD Industrials 244,800 1,194,223
ANTENA3TV Consumer Services 155,588 988,728
TOM TAILOR HOLDING Consumer Goods 66,850 774,819
COMPUGROUP MEDICAL Technology 82,411 758,181
SIGNET JEWELERS Consumer Services 29,412 680,941
BREMBO Consumer Goods 72,814 519,349

Top 10 ETF

Name Volume Turnover €
DJ STOXX 600 OPTIMISED BASIC RESOURCES SOURCE ETF 158,100 50,612,206
DJ STOXX 600 OPTIMISED BANKS SOURCE ETF 343,824 25,242,898
DB X TRACKERS – MSCI EM ASIA TRN INDEX ETF 600,242 16,279,740
ETFS PHYSICAL GOLD 122,336 11,639,110
DB X TRACKERS – MSCI WORLD TRN INDEX ETF 536,924 11,446,481
DJ STOXX 600 OPTIMISED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE ETF 86,000 6,912,904
DB X-TRACKERS – MSCI KOREA TRN INDEX ETF 135,992 5,184,015
ETFS FORWARD NATURAL GAS 900,583 4,979,119
ETFS NATURAL GAS 15,967,943 3,951,507
DB X-TRACKERS – DJ STOXX 600 BANKS SHORT ETF 126,871 3,722,507

Top 10 Trades

Name Sector Volume Turnover €
ING Financials 22,000,000 173,115,796
ARCELORMITTAL Basic Materials 5,000,000 124,799,995
ENI Oil & Gas 7,500,000 118,501,425
GALP ENERGIA Oil & Gas 5,000,000 62,300,000
BBVA Financials 5,000,000 51,550,598
IBERDROLA Utilities 8,000,000 45,679,199
TESCO Consumer Services 8,300,000 42,647,976
DIAGEO Consumer Goods 2,600,000 33,962,761
XSTRATA Basic Materials 2,300,000 33,382,201
SABMILLER Consumer Goods 1,200,000 28,751,881

Major Movers

Name Sector Volume Volume (T-1) % Change
PUNCH TAVERNS Consumer Services 17,862,965 186,422 9482%
ENTERPRISE INNS Consumer Services 13,244,855 240,931 5397%
DEBENHAMS Consumer Services 6,928,872 148,030 4581%
ING Financials 23,231,560 5,268,551 341%
BAE SYSTEMS Industrials 6,823,523 2,034,065 235%
BBVA Financials 8,414,029 2,770,831 204%
ENI Oil & Gas 75,813,183 27,391,805 177%
RBS Financials 18,960,039 7,721,357 146%
IBERDROLA Utilities 10,402,031 4,308,591 141%
CENTRICA Utilities 6,902,407 3,465,526 99%

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BP's Oily Aftermath – Colbert Style

One last segment from the Colbert Report, Colbert is making jokes at BP‘s expense, and with a great follow-on interview with Michael Blum, an environmental scientist from Tulane.  Interesting mixed with a message about tainted shrimp…

“Our inspectors are so good they can find shrimp taint by smell.”

Stephan Colbert

Notice at the one-minute mark, the weaselly news-reader’s description of the BP spill — “when oil began seeping” into the Gulf. Seeping? BP could have written that manipulative phrasing.

I’m impressed that Colbert is able to fit so much factual information into segments that are also funny and ironic.

If you want to see masterful PR manipulation, by the way, notice the new BP ads (no link, but they’re turning up as intros to MSNBC online vids).

Pristine waters, happy citizens, a cohort of rested and ready-to-restart BP beach cleaners; and one core message:

“Now that the oil is gone from the beaches, we’ve done our job. And if oil ever returns to the beaches, we’ll be back just that fast to clean it up again.”

And all that clean water in the background. The words may say “beaches,” but the pictures say “all outdoors.”

Can you smell the manipulation? Smells like that oil “taint,” Colbert joked about.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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