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Growing through M&A more viable than ever

Industry pros look at the many opportunities within the current M&A landscape
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06/13/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine—Influenced greatly by the level of M&A activity each year, the security landscape is constantly changing and evolving. With so much happening in the M&A space right now within security, there are opportunities for companies to grow—even to expand their capabilities and technology offerings—through strategic acquisition.

Bates Security and Sonitrol of Lexington secured $10m line of credit

Capital One provided the facility, which will help grow the company in Kentucky and Florida
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11/01/2017

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Capital One provided a five-year $10 million senior revolving line of credit to Bates Security and Sonitrol of Lexington, the financial institution announced yesterday.

Interface Security Systems closes on $600m refinancing for new capital structure

Funding to accelerate growth, double data center capacity within one year
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08/07/2017

ST. LOUIS and PLANO, Texas—Interface Security Systems on Aug. 3 announced the completion of a $600 million refinancing for a new capital structure that will facilitate strategic growth and expansion, with substantial contributions of new growth equity capital of $125 million from SunTx Capital Partners and Prudential Capital Partners.

Owen Security Solutions receives $5 million line of credit

Company’s first revolving line of credit to help expand commercial division organically
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06/28/2017

CALHOUN, Ga.—Owen Security Solutions, a residentially focused company based here, received a $5 million senior revolving line of credit from Capital One, the financial institution announced today.

Guest Commentary: Video surveillance innovation driving security industry growth, investor interest

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12/21/2016

Over the past year, the security industry has continued to grow and draw significant interest from investors, due in part to the noteworthy gains of one technology in particular: video surveillance.

Eyewitness Surveillance receives $25m line of credit

Company also receives investment from private equity firm
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09/21/2016

HANOVER, Md.—Eyewitness Surveillance, a provider of video analytics and monitored video surveillance based here, received a $25 million five-year revolving line of credit from Capital One, the bank announced in mid-September. At the same time, Eyewitness received a separate investment from private equity firm LLR Partners, based in Philadelphia.

Bank survey forecasts lots of M&A activity for 2016

Some of the Honeywell dealers who responded said they’ll acquire three or four companies
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11/24/2015

CHEVY CHASE, Md.—Dealers will be actively acquiring over the next year, according to a recent survey from Capital One Commercial Banking.

Security investment and finance in ’14

New players and investors enter security industry, show interest in innovative pricing and business models, expanded services
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12/12/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Valuations, at least for smaller security deals, were generally higher in 2014 compared to 2013. That is one area of agreement among three security finance and investment experts who participated in a Security Systems News virtual round table.

Guard Pro’s acquisition by Vyanet to help both companies

Arizona-based Guard Pro’s founder says he’ll concentrate on sales while Vyanet handles the back office and expands its footprint in the state
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03/12/2014

TUCSON, Ariz.—Vyanet Operating Group acquired Guard Pro Protection Services, based here, on Feb. 7. The two companies’ new strategic relationship creates growth opportunities, according to Steve Abril, founder of Guard Pro.

DTT lands $60M credit facility

Growth in the last quarter has DTT adjusting its hiring plans, service rollouts
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10/30/2013

LOS ANGELES—DTT Surveillance, which announced in July that it would open a new office in Las Vegas, hire 500 new employees and enter two new vertical markets, now has $60 million to expand on those plans.

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