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Looking at the Monitronics acquisition

What does Ascent’s $1.2b investment in security mean?

YARMOUTH, Maine—Santa Monica, Calif.-based Ascent Media Corporation announced Dec. 17 it had bought Monitronics International, one of the largest third party monitoring companies in the U.S. with more than 650,000 accounts, in a deal worth $1.2 billion.
While many of the finer details of the deal are as yet unrevealed, industry observers have come forward to discuss the information made publicly available in a Dec. 20 Ascent investor call.

New investment venture for two charged with fraud

Timothy McGinn and David Smith back in the news

ALBANY, N.Y.—Security alarm investors Timothy McGinn and David Smith—whom the SEC charged earlier this year with bilking investors of at least $80 million in a Ponzi scheme—are reportedly involved in a new investment venture.