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Kimberlite Corp. acquires Security First Alarm King

Kimberlite Corp. acquires Security First Alarm King Deal represents the first non-Sonitrol transaction by Kimberlite

Kimberlite Corp. acquires Security First Alarm King

FRESNO, Calif.—Kimberlite Corp., a provider of security services to businesses and residences in California, has acquired Security First Alarm King (SFAK), further strengthening its presence in the central California region, and continuing its growth through strategic acquisitions.

“We are excited to welcome SFAK’s team and clients to Kimberlite - Sonitrol,” Kimberlite President and CEO Joey Russell told Security Systems News. “Security First Alarm King will allow us to expand our already broad reach in California and better serve the customer base in Tulare County. Their expertise in fire/life safety will help us expand our footprint in the central valley of California”

Russell noted that SFAK is a “perfect fit” for Kimberlite. “During this process, we have been impressed by the high quality of the customers and employees at SFAK,” she said in the announcement. “Robert and Sabrina Shahan have been a pleasure to work with through this process. They, and all their employees, will be staying on with Kimberlite. Kimberlite is committed to provide the same high-quality service that SFAK’s customers have come to expect.”

SFAK provides integrated security and fire alarm systems. Based in Visalia, Calif. the company designs, installs, monitors and services security systems for industrial, commercial and residential customers throughout Tulare County.

“We have known Joey and Kimberlite for many years,” said Sabrina Shahan. “When it came time to sell our business, we could not have been more pleased that Joey was interested in buying our company. We are certain that this transaction will be in the best interests of our clients and employees. We are very excited about joining the Kimberlite family”

Robert Shahan added, “I look forward to working with Joey and Kimberlite to continue to offer leading edge security solutions to our existing clients as well as expanding our customer base within our footprint.”

Mark H. Sandler, managing director of SPP Advisors LLC, which represented Kimberlite in this transaction, agreed with Russell that this deal is a perfect fit for both Kimberlite and SFAK. “This is the first non-Sonitrol acquisition for Kimberlite and I’m sure it will not be the last,” he said. “It was a pleasure to work with the Shahans during this process especially given all the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Russell told SSN that Kimberlite’s acquisition strategy is helping the company realize its growth goals.

“We are excited for the future opportunity to augment our organic growth strategies with Acquisitions to expand our footprint,” she explained. “There will continue to be opportunities in the M&A market during the next few years. The speed of change in the current marketplace will open opportunity for companies willing to embrace the changing marketplace.”

Legacy Security Consulting represented Security First Alarm King. Legal representation for Kimberlite was provided by Mary Ann Dunham of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney, PC. Legal representation for SFAK was provided by Lilianne Chaumont of Chaumont Law.

As the largest independent dealer of Sonitrol systems in the world, Kimberlite operates 12 franchises in 20 contiguous counties from Los Angeles through California’s San Joaquin Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area and north to Santa Rosa.


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