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Allied Universal Announces Acquisition of Century Event Security & Staffing

Allied Universal is continuing its strategic expansion with the acquisition of Century Event Security & Staffing based in Orlando, Fla. Century Event Security & Staffing provides comprehensive security and event services in Las Vegas and Orlando, two of the nation’s top exhibition industry cities. This acquisition increases Allied Universal’s ability to staff major events in these popular event destination locations with access to several thousand employees.

Allied Universal Announces Global Agreement with Shell to Accelerate Transition to Sustainable Solutions

Allied Universal and its international business, G4S, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell to accelerate the transition to sustainable solutions for customers and employees through a global collaboration in sustainability and security. This collaboration enhances the companies’ long-standing business relationship and has already delivered results in the mobility sector.

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 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.

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.

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.

Allied Universal Expands Technology Services Division; Acquires Chicago-Based Phoenix Systems & Service

Allied Universal announced the acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. – a full service security systems integrator providing security solutions to customers in Chicago and across the nation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PSSI, with revenues exceeding $16 million and 35 employees, is known as one of the premiere integrators for Access Control, Digital Video, Optical Turnstiles, and Intercom systems in the nation.

Allied Universal Helps Clients Prepare for the ‘New Normal’ with COVID-19

As communities nationwide plan to begin lifting ‘shelter in place’ orders, Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is helping clients plan and prepare for return to the workplace. Recently, President Donald Trump gave State governors guidance on reopening state economies in the coming months. These guidelines for “Opening up America Again” outline specific phases for states to gradually ease their lockdowns.