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Central Station Monitoring acquires Alarm Central

Deal nearly doubles CSM’s account base, boosts revenue
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11/12/2019

ESTACADA, Ore.—Central Station Monitoring (CSM), a full-service intrusion and fire alarm central station based here, recently acquired Alarm Central based in Beaverton, nearly doubling the number of accounts being monitored at its central station.

News Poll: M&A activity stays strong in 2019

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10/30/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Over the last few years, Security Systems News has covered hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, and it seems M&A in the security industry is still as hot as ever.

General Security acquires New York Merchants Protective

Purchase expands General’s presence in New York
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02/13/2017

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.—General Security, a full-service security company based here, recently acquired New York Merchants Protective Co., based out of New York City, adding 3,500 accounts.

Now may be the time to sell the company

Private equity interest is here to stay
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11/02/2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The financial environment for selling a security company is good and stable right now, according to Barry Epstein, president of Vertex Capital.

Per Mar gains resi clients

Acquisition of Minn. firm brings in thousands of accounts
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10/07/2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Super-regional Per Mar Security Services has acquired 2,000 accounts with its purchase of Northern Safety and Security of Bemidji, Minn.

Finance virtual roundtable: The most interesting deals of 2013 and predictions for 2014

Holloway, Epstein and Schmidt opine on valuations for alarm companies and integration firms, offer advice for sellers
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12/30/2013

Every January, Security Systems News asks security finance experts to share their opinions on deals done, valuations sought and won, and prospects for buyers and sellers in the coming year.

Henry Edmonds presents on PERS valuations

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

As I encounter new theories and projections about PERS valuations, I continue to find a refreshing lack of consensus among the experts. That’s not to say there aren’t areas of agreement. There are.

PERS: What we know, what we don't

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The projected expansion of the PERS market will be fueled by several realities playing in its favor. First and foremost, the demographics, highlighted by an aging baby boomer population, are compatible with growth in the PERS space.

M&A and your company

PSA-TEC sessions look at measuring a company's growth and prospects for exiting this year
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05/23/2012

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Thinking about selling your systems integration company this year? What kind of price can you expect for your business?