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Sirius Buys Connected-Vehicle Unit of Agero for $530 Million

Sirius XM Radio Inc. agreed to buy the connected-vehicle services business of Agero Inc. for $530 million, allowing the satellite-radio broadcaster to provide Web-connected services for cars such as safety and navigation.

The cash transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter, New York-based Sirius said today in a statement. The Agero unit makes software that is embedded in vehicles for security and other purposes, Bill McLaughlin, a spokesman for Agero, said in an interview.