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Monitoring Matters

Does RMR tell the whole story?

September 4, 2013Leif Kothe

Today, Ken Kirschenbaum, an industry attorney, broached the topic of valuation in the alarm industry in his email to subscribers. In the monitoring space, a company's valuation is based “exclusively on a multiple of RMR,” Kirschenbaum explains. A reason for this is that, in a sale, an alarm company isn't selling its ongoing business so much as its subscriber accounts. While the RMR multiple can shed light on the value of a company on the verge of a sale, it doesn't tell everything. In...

central station alarm monitoring, Davis Group, EBITDA, Ken Kirschenbaum, Physical Security, RMR

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U.S. Alarms/Dynamark Security acquires assets of 4 Seasons Security

January 24, 2013SSN Staff

LONG GROVE, Ill.—U.S. Alarms/Dynamark Security, based in Bethlehem, Pa., has purchased the assets of 4 Seasons Security, the alarm division of Deiter Bros., according to a statement from The Davis Group, which facilitated the acquisition. Tom Bartolacci, owner of U.S. Alarms/Dynamark, said the acquisition was a “perfect fit for our company. The many employees of Deiter/4 Seasons will remain to help grow the company to the next level. This is truly a win-win transaction.” Steve Rubin...

4 Seasons Security, Davis Group, Deiter Bros., U.S. Alarms/Dynamark Security

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