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Monitoring Matters

Private equity firm to acquire GreatCall

June 7, 2017Spencer Ives

CHICAGO—GTCR, a private equity firm based here, today announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire GreatCall Inc, a large provider of PERS and cellular devices to seniors. GTCR has some roots in the security space: GTCR bought Protection 1 in 2010 for $828 million, then sold the company to Apollo Management Group in 2015. GreatCall has more than 800,000 subscribers across its cellular phone and PERS device business. The company operates its main monitoring center in Carlsbad,...

David Donnini, David Inns, GreatCall, GTCR


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The numbers on the Protection One deal

June 17, 2010L. Samuel Pfeifle

LAWRENCE, Kan., and CHICAGO—Equity firm GTCR announced today the acquisition of Protection One, the second-largest security alarm company in North America, now that ADT and Broadview have combined. Our lead story has the ins and outs of the whys and whos, including interviews with ProOne CEO Richard Ginsburg, Michael Barnes, John Mack, and principal of GTCR David A. Donnini. However, for those of you interested in raw numbers, here's a breakdown of the deal, using numbers pulled from the press...

ADT, Broadview, David Donnini, GTCR, John Mack, Michael Barnes, P1, Pro One, Protection One, Richard Ginsburg


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GTCR to buy Pro One: Covert and Whall back in business

April 26, 2010Martha Entwistle

LAWRENCE, Kan., and CHICAGO—Jim Covert and Tim Whall will be back in the security business following the close of a $828 million deal, announced today, where private equity group GTCR acquires Protection One. “Jim will be a board member and serve as an advisor, and Tim will be the CEO,” said David Donnini, GTCR principal, who noted that GTCR has worked with Covert and Whall, notably with the Cambridge Protection and HSM deals, over the past 15 years. “We teamed up with Tim...

Barclays Capital, Barnes Associates, Cambridge Protection, David Donnini, GTCR, HSM, Jim Covert, John Mack, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


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