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IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire Selects Ray O’Hara as Top Security Executive

Allied Universal announce that company leader, Ray O’Hara, CPP, EVP Executive Protection and Intelligence Services, was selected as a top security executive by IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire 2022. IFSEC Global is the pre-eminent news source for security and fire safety, with a trusted reputation and a global footprint. It covers developments from across the industries, from long-established physical technologies like video surveillance, access control, intruder/fire alarms and guarding, to emerging innovations in cyber security, drones, smart buildings, home automation, the internet of things and much more.

Allied Universal Announces Three Acquisitions, Continues Strategic Growth in North America and Internationally

Allied Universal is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark. The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency, is headquartered in New York, NY, and provides comprehensive security and event services for clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA founder and owner Jerry Heying, as well as its 350 employees, will be joining the Allied Universal team this year.

Allied Universal Acquires South Carolina-Based American Security

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of American Security, a top security provider in the Southeast region of the United States. Founded in 1975 by retired South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Henry Harrison, American Security has more than 1,200 employees and serves a seven-state area that includes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Although American Security comprises mostly security professionals, the company provides a range of security services.

Allied Universal Appoints Dan Marston to Lead and Expand Allied Universal Technology Services in Canada

Allied Universal® announces the appointment of Dan Marston as Regional Vice President, Allied Universal Technology Services Canada; further solidifying its place in market as a leading technology security services partner. Allied Universal acquired G4S last year creating the leader in global security services. Prior to joining Allied Universal, Dan Marston served as Regional Sales Director at Telus where he developed a high performing sales team across Eastern Canada.

Allied Universal Acquires Hawaii’s Largest Locally-Owned Security Firm

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of Star Protection Agency (Star), the largest locally-owned security firm in Hawaii. Star Protection Agency has been in business since 1991, growing into the largest Hawaiian-owned and veteran-owned security company in the state. Although Star is primarily a guard patrol service, with workers at 125 sites throughout the state, it provides a range of security technology and consulting services. President and Owner of Star Protection Agency Robin Medeiros, along with Vice President Anderson Hee have agreed to join Allied Universal to ensure a seamless transition for customers and employees.

Allied Universal Appoints Darren Pedersen to Lead and Expand Canadian Operations

Allied Universal announces the appointment of Darren Pedersen as President, Allied Universal Canada with the expansion of security services in Canada under the Allied Universal brand. Allied Universal acquired G4S Secure Solutions Ltd. last year creating the leader in global security services. Darren Pedersen joined G4S Cash Solutions in 1997 starting as Operations Supervisor and worked his way up to General Manager for Mississauga/Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Allied Universal Becomes a Global Leader in Electronic Monitoring Through Attenti Acquisition

Allied Universal continues its strategic growth with the acquisition of Attenti Group. Allied Universal will integrate Attenti Group with G4S Monitoring Technologies, to create Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring Services. The combined business has pro-forma 2021 revenues over $150m with operations in more than 35 countries, and will establish Allied Universal Electronic Monitoring Services as a global market leader in electronic monitoring solutions.

Allied Universal Launches Global Acquisition Growth Strategy With First International Purchase Since G4s; Acquires UK-Based T.S.S.

Allied Universal continues its strategic growth as G4S Secure Solutions UK, an Allied Universal company, has announced the acquisition of T.S.S. (Total Security Services). This purchase strengthens the company’s position as a major UK provider of security services, with industry leading talent, expertise and market coverage. TSS, a family-owned business with over 6,500 front line staff providing service to some of the UK’s largest retailers, has more than $170 million in revenue.

SIA Selects two Allied Universal Leaders for 2022 Women in Security Forum Power 100

Allied Universal is proud to announce that two company leaders, Caress Kennedy and Floria Chiu, were selected as inaugural honorees for the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community.

Allied Universal Expands Leadership Team; Hires Chief Compliance Officer

Allied Universal recently appointed Ryan Manning as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). He will be based in the Santa Ana corporate office. Manning will be responsible for overseeing all enterprise compliance globally for the company. With operations in over 90 countries around the world, Manning will contribute to the company’s ESG and sustainability goals by furthering the company’s commitment to the highest ethical standards and corporate social responsibility.

Allied Universal Acquires Atlanta-Based Norred & Associates, Inc.

Allied Universal recently announced the acquisition of Norred & Associates, Inc. – a Atlanta, Georgia-based full-service security firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With revenues in excess of $36 million and more than 830 employees, Norred & Associates has been providing clients with a full range of security services encompassing manned guarding, investigations, pre-employment screening and security consulting.

Allied Universal Acquires New York-Based MSA Security

Allied Universal announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based MSA Security (MSA) from GreyLion, a middle market private equity firm focused on investing in leading high-growth businesses. MSA is a provider of comprehensive threat protection solutions to clients nationwide including K9 security services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Security Sector Welcomes Cruising’s Return & Seeks to Hire 300 Security Pro’s in Ft. Lauderdale

Carnival Cruise Lines welcomes Mardi Gras, its first ship powered by liquid natural gas, to Port Canaveral this Friday morning, every business sector that supports the cruise industry, as well as eager passengers, welcome the resumption of cruising in the United States this summer. Celebrity Cruises will offer the first cruise ship conducting passenger operations since the shut-down, with Celebrity EDGE set to sail on June 26th 2021 from Port Everglades.

Allied Universal Hires Chief Merger & Acquisition Officer

Allied Universal recently appointed Mike Beregovsky as Chief Merger & Acquisition Officer and Co-Head of Strategy & Investor Relations. Danette Perkins has been promoted to President of Mergers & Acquisitions for North America. Beregovsky will be responsible for working with the company’s executive leadership team to develop and execute the strategic direction for the organization to continue driving strong, consistent and profitable growth.

Tim Brandt as New Global CFO at Allied Universal

Allied Universal hired Tim Brandt as the company’s Global CFO. Brandt will lead the financial operations of the company, and will focus on the upcoming acquisition and integration of G4S, and the eventual IPO of the newly consolidated company. Prior to joining Allied Universal, Brandt worked for 30 years with Deloitte and was the Managing Partner of the Orange County practice for the last four years of his career.

Allied Universal Acquires Security Integration, Inc.

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of Security Integration, Inc., a security systems company based in San Rafael, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Security Integration, Inc. provides innovative electronic security solutions to help solve complex security challenges for a wide variety of customers across northern California.

Bidding War for G4S Takeover Comes to a Close

February 2021 saw a bidding war for G4S between Allied Universal and GardaWorld come to a close. Allied’s bid of GBP 3.8 bn at 245 pence per share, backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus and Canadian pension fund Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, won the auction as GardaWorld did not increase its offer of 235 pence per share. G4S’ board has supported Allied’s bid and has made a recommendation for its shareholders to vote to accept the acquisition. The merger is set to result in a private security services Goliath with worldwide reach.

Allied Universal Acquires Atlanta-Based SecurAmerica

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of SecurAmerica a privately held, Atlanta, Georgia-based security company with 49 offices located throughout the United States. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SecurAmerica was founded by Frank Argenbright, a Georgia entrepreneur who, over the past 40 years, has built both security and facilities management companies with operations around the world, beginning with Argenbright Security in 1979.

Leading Security Guard Companies Looking To Buy Each Other

UK’s G4S, U.S.’s Allied Universal, and Canada’s GardaWorld are all in negotiations to buy one another. In the estimated US$244-billion global human security guard market, Allied Universal’s approximate US$4-billion acquisition of G4S is being rejected as “inadequate.” Allied Universal on Oct. 28 tabled a “highly conditional indicative offer” of at least 210 pence per share, subject to due diligence.

Allied Universal Acquires Top Security and Technology Integrator, Service Works Inc.

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based Service Works Inc. (SWI) – security and IT infrastructure integrator in the tri-state area offering turnkey and custom solutions to clients nationwide. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in New Jersey with additional offices in Manhattan and Long Island, SWI provides end-to-end service, from design to maintenance, to clients in the commercial, education, industrial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and government institutions across the United States.