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We have had over 250 security company sales engagements. Our seller/clients have been very diverse in size—ranging from the privately-held, family-owned company with revenues as small as $2 million to divisions of multi-billion dollar public companies—with revenues in the $200 million range.

While most of our engagements have been for U.S.-based companies (the largest security services market in the world), we have also had engagements for companies located in Canada, many countries in Europe and South America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South Africa.

We are the undisputed expert on matters relating to selling and valuing contract security companies, as evidenced by some of our assignments for Recognized Leaders in the Security Industry.

 

Corporate Divestitures & Private Equity Group Assignments

2019 A large private equity group contacted us before it made a significant investment in Allied Universal. We offered the PEG consulting services relative to the growth potential of Allied Universal (through additional acquisitions).
2017 gategroup, a CHF 4.5 billion Zurich-based company called us when it was looking to divest its U.S. based airline/airport contract security services subsidiary.
2017 We managed the sale of certain Federal Government Contracts of Coastal Security—a division of AKAL Global to Constellis. AKAL Global remains in the Federal Government and TSA airline security business.
2015 A Large Private Equity Group called us when it was presenting a bid to buy AlliedBarton. We were retained to advise on how this PEG might be able to grow AB after the acquisition.
2015 We managed the sale of Valor Security and Brantley Security - $140M in revenues (subsidiaries of SMS Holdings) to Universal Protection.
2014 We managed the sale of Vector’s Manned Security Division to United American Security. Vector is one of the top five largest electronic security companies in the U.S.
2010 We initiated the sale of Paragon (Tri-S Security - $150M Federal government security company) to Pinkerton Government Services.

2008 Team 3, headquartered in Israel, called us when it needed a security partner to handle the security for its clients in other world locations. We managed the negotiations (through meetings in Paris) that let to a joint venture arrangement between Team 3 and Brinks.

Ecco SA

2005 Ecco Securite of France called us when it wanted to sell its contract security division headquartered in New York.

 LaSelle Capital

2003 LaSalle Capital called us when it was looking for a flagship company to grow in the contract security industry. LaSalle purchased Industrial Security, a seller/client we were representing that was headquartered in the Midwest.
2000 We managed the sale of UNICCO’s $100M Manned Guarding Division to AHL Holdings. UNICCO had revenues of $500M.
2000 ADT, a division of Tyco International, called us when it wanted to divest its contract security divisions. ADT called us twice to manage the sale of its contract security divisions, including the famous Bel-Air Patrol division located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, CA.

2000 When Group 4 in Denmark was considering entering the security market in the U.S., they called us. We provided the market research and recommendations that led to it buying Wackenhut.

Inspectorate of Switzerland

1999 Inspectorate of Switzerland called us when it needed an expert to finish the negotiations it had already started for the sale of its Montreal, Canada, contract security division.
1996 Heller Financial called us when it was considering the contract security industry as an investment opportunity. Heller purchased Employer’s Security Company, a seller we represented.

The Hawley Group

1991 The Hawley Group of the United Kingdom called us when it wanted to sell the contract security division of its $500 million janitorial subsidiary.

1988


When American Brands put Pinkerton up for sale in 1988, Brinks retained us to assist it in establishing an offering price..