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Jaina Mehta

Emerging Leaders Under 40

40 under 40: Jaina Mehta, principal security consultant, Capital One

June 14, 2023Cory Harris, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Jaina Mehta, 28, is a principal security consultant at Capital One, an American bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking, and savings accounts, based out of McLean, Va. Find out what inspired her to pursue a career in the security industry, what being a "40 under 40" winner means to her, what appeals to her about the security industry, and more.  SSN: Describe your roles, duties, and tenure at your current job.  MEHTA: In my...

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Growing through M&A more viable than ever

June 13, 2018Paul Ragusa

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.“Over the past few years we've seen an acceleration of M&A activity in the security industry, including a number of large deals that have reshaped...

Capital One, DTT, John Robuck, Mike Coffey

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

November 1, 2017Spencer Ives

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.“We are simply positioning ourselves for … continued aggressive growth,” Jeremy Bates, company president, told Security Systems News. Seventy percent of Bates Security's revenue is from commercial and 30 percent is from residential, Bates said; additionally its customer based is currently 58 percent...

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

August 7, 2017Paul Ragusa

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.Pursuant to the $600 million refinancing, the company's existing debt—including the $50 million Capital One revolving credit facility, the $230 million senior...

Capital One, Imperial Capital, Interface Security Systems (ISS), Jeff Frye, John Mack, John Robuck, Michael Shaw, Ned N. Fleming, Prudential Capital Partners, SunTx Capital Partners

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Owen Security Solutions receives $5 million line of credit

June 28, 2017Spencer Ives

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.Justin Owen, company president, told Security Systems News that this funding will help the company expand organically and through acquisition. “This is going to allow us to have the ability to act quickly on an opportunity,” he said. “We're excited about the potential out there.”Owen...

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General News

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

December 21, 2016John Robuck

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.A Capital One survey conducted in November found that more than half (52 percent) of security professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming year—a significant increase from 2015, when only 23 percent of respondents...

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Eyewitness Surveillance receives $25m line of credit

September 21, 2016Spencer Ives

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.“The debt financing [from Capital One] is to help fund the future growth as we invest in our current customers as they expand their operations...

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Bank survey forecasts lots of M&A activity for 2016

November 24, 2015Amy Canfield

CHEVY CHASE, Md.—Dealers will be actively acquiring over the next year, according to a recent survey from Capital One Commercial Banking. “The survey indicated things we expected—a very positive outlook,” John Robuck, managing director of Capital One Commercial Banking, told Security Systems News. A high percentage of dealers who responded—68 percent—said they would be buying at least one other company in the coming year; 16 percent expect to purchase three...

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Security investment and finance in '14

December 12, 2014Martha Entwistle

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.Participating in this year's round table were: Michael Barnes, founder of Barnes Associates, a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in the security alarm industry; John Robuck, managing director, Security Finance for Capital One's...

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Guard Pro's acquisition by Vyanet to help both companies

March 12, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

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.Abril explained that the 15-year-old full-service security company that he co-owned with his wife will continue to operate as Guard Pro, and he and his four-person staff will continue to work there for Vyanet, which is based in Bend, Ore.He and staff members will concentrate...

Capital One, Guard Pro Protection Services, Physical Security, Steve Abril, Tracy Jones, Vyanet Operating Group

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