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Electric Guard Dog acquires

Jack DeMao: Acquisition is one of several initiatives for the company’s growth
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09/07/2016

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Electric Guard Dog, a nationwide provider of electric fencing and perimeter security based here, on Sept. 6 announced its acquisition of Perimeter Security Systems.

Electric Guard Dog has new owner

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Electric Guard Dog, a manufacturer and installer of a solar-powered perimeter security system that is electrified and monitored by a central station, based in Columbia, S.C., has a new private equity owner as of June 14.

Snow Phipps, a PE private equity firm focused on middle-market control investments, targeting platform companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $500 million, has purchased Electric Guard Dog from Ulysses Management for an undisclosed amount.

Raymond James & Associates advised to Electric Guard Dog on the deal.

“The company is poised for significant growth and we intend to meet growing demand by continuing to invest in sales, marketing, service technicians, compliance, and technology,” Sean Epps, partner at Snow Phipps, said in a statement.

Electric Guard Dog CEO Jack DeMao and the current management team will remain. In December, Electric Guard Dog CFO Nathan Leaphart answered an SSN News Poll about the benefits of being owned by private equity.

In 2014, Electric Guard Dog passed $2m in RMR.

Snow Phipps operating partner John Kenny will join Electric Guard Dog as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors.

Perimeter security provider comments on projected market growth

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I couple weeks back, I wrote an article on the perimeter security market—primarily Technavio's projection that it will rise between 2015 and 2019. Jack DeMao, the CEO for Electric Guard Dog, called me today to talk about the report, how it matches up with his company, and trends from his side of the industry.

Electric Guard Dog offers solar-powered electric security fences, designed to “deter people at the fence line.” His interest was piqued when he saw exactly that style of perimeter security mentioned by Technavio as a trend in perimeter security.

DeMao has seen a rise in perimeter security first hand, he told me, citing between a consistent growth at his company, year after year. “I would say that people have greater interest to keep the bad guys out at the fence line,” he told me.

A new trend for his business, he said, is more IoT-type requests; “Like most security solutions, [customers] want to be able to turn their fence [and] their security systems on and off with their smartphones, and get information as to what’s going on at their site.”

Electric Guard Dog started offering smartphone abilities two or three years ago, DeMao estimated. At first, between 10 and 20 percent took this option. By 2015, that percentage has jumped to around 90 percent, he said. 

Solar-powered security system withstands Sandy

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11/26/2012

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Although power was down in the northeast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, solar-powered Electric Guard Dog security systems weathered the storm, according to a company statement.

EGD secures $42.5m

Its system is solar-powered, electrified, and sold on a subscription basis
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09/08/2011

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Electric Guard Dog, based here, a manufacturer and installer of a solar-powered perimeter security system that is electrified and monitored by a central station, announced this week that it secured a new $42.5 million credit facility with CapitalSource.