NEW YORK — 151 Advisors, a strategic consulting firm specializing in mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, security, and cloud-based technologies, and James Brehm & Associates (JB&A), an IoT market intelligence and consulting firm focused on machine-to-machine communications (M2M), IoT, and smart cities, have entered into a definitive agreement to merge, creating a combined firm that will provide IoT industry insights, marketing, branding, product development, and go-to-market strategy and execution services.

“151 Advisors has a strong global brand and unique position within the IoT and mobile ecosystem because of their in-depth industry knowledge, network, and ability to drive IoT initiatives for their global clients,” said James Brehm, founder and chief technology evangelist at JB&A. “We believe that combining our two organizations gives us a unique and unmatched ability to serve our customers as well as the broader underserved market. We are excited to add the 151 go-to-market expertise to our team so we can not only provide market research and analysis, but also execute a go-to-market plan focused on revenue generation and increasing shareholder value for our clients.”

The merger leverages the complementary resources and capabilities of both companies to create a dedicated IoT and mobility consulting firm with a focus on enabling companies to enter and expand their business in the rapidly growing IoT, M2M, and smart cities market.

“We are very pleased to formalize our relationship with JB&A and believe that our clients will benefit greatly from the combined market and industry expertise this merger offers,” said Steve Brumer, partner at 151 Advisors. “JB&A have been trusted thought leaders within the IoT space for a very long time and a prominent voice on how and where the market is moving forward. Through this combined team, we truly establish the firm as thought-leaders deeply committed to helping our clients increase their revenue, brand awareness, market position, and understanding of the IoT, M2M, and smart cities world.”

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Publication date: 11/8/2016

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