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Allied Universal acquires Michigan-based Midstate Security

Allied Universal acquires Michigan-based Midstate Security

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of Midstate Security, a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company based in Wyoming, Mich. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The addition of Midstate is the first of many steps we are taking to build-out our technology services business following our platform acquisition of Securadyne Systems earlier this year,” Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, said in the announcement. “This acquisition is an important part of our broader strategy to leverage technology across our entire business footprint.”

Midstate Security, with revenues exceeding $20 million and 89 employees, is known for providing innovative security solutions and world-class customer service throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Founded in 1980, the company designs, installs, services and maintains security systems for a wide variety of customers. It also provides an array of remote services from its UL listed central station in Wyoming, Mich.

“Allied Universal aligns perfectly with Midstate's mission and overall customer service philosophy,” David Nemmers, CEO of Midstate Security, said in the announcement. “I am extremely proud of our employees and what we have built, and I am excited about the future growth potential offered by Allied Universal for them and our customers.”

Midstate Security will expand the company's Allied Universal Technology Services division, which provides electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, hosted /managed services and a variety of Global Security Operating Center (GSOC-as-a-Service) offerings.

“Midstate's ability to expand our geographic reach into the Midwest, as well as their enterprise-class delivery capabilities are both strategically important additions to our business,” added Carey Boethel, president of Dallas-based Allied Universal Technology Services. “We are excited to be partnering with such a great team as we continue to grow and expand across the US.”

Midstate Security was represented by Barry Epstein of Vertex Capital Corp. and the law firm Rhoades McKee PC in the transaction.

Allied Universal has more than 215,000 employees and revenues over $7.3 billion, with offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.


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