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SecurityNext webcast to feature industry thought leaders

August 12, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As one of the last in-person shows to take place back in February, the first annual SecurityNext conference is the last memory I have of feeling the excitement and intimacy of being right there and rubbing elbows with so many industry leaders and peers, an experience that I am sure all of us miss since COVID-19 disrupted so much of what was essential to our industry. I feel fortunate that I was able to connect on that level and look forward to a time when we can get back to some level of normalcy...

Brivo, Christine Lanning, Convergint Technologies, Imperial Capital, Integrated Security Technologies (IST), John Mack, Kelle Shanks, panel, Ray Coulombe, SecurityNext


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Commercial

Business resiliency during crisis

April 8, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—At this point in the global pandemic, unemployment is soaring; furloughs are plenty; some businesses are no longer in existence; and according Bloomberg Economics' model, chance of recession in the U.S. now stands at 100 percent. The time is now for security integrators to quickly adapt to these and other disruptions while at the same time maintaining continuous business operations and keep people safe by prioritizing what is most critical to be done. Easier said than done.The...

20 under 40, 40 under 40, Andrew Lanning, Arcules, Bill Bozeman, COVID-19, Greg Keeling, Imperial Capital, Integrated Security Technologies, John Mack


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Recent ADT and Alarm.com deals making waves

October 30, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

Recent mega deals — Alarm.com acquiring OpenEye and ADT bringing on I-View Now — couldn't be timelier as this month's News Poll looks at the topic of M&A, which seems to be as active as ever with big deals hitting what seems like weekly. These two deals, which happened within the same week, are making waves in both the residential and commercial markets. SSN caught up with John Mack, executive vice president and co-head of Investment Banking with Imperial Capital, which represented OpenEye...

George De Marco, Imperial Capital, John Mack, M&A


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Interface deal good for the industry

August 9, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

The $600 million Interface Security Systems deal has sent—as The Beach Boys once sang—“good vibrations” throughout the security industry, as it provides not only a vote of confidence for what Interface is doing as a modern systems integration company, but also a vote of confidence in the security industry, in general, as companies like Interface represent a new breed of integrator that is staying at the forefront of new technology and innovation. John E. Mack III, executive...

Imperial Capital, Interface Security Systems, Jeff Frye, John Mack


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Commercial

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

August 7, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

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, Jeff Frye, John Mack, John Robuck, Michael Shaw, Ned N. Fleming, Prudential Capital Partners, SunTx Capital Partners


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General News

Cloud will enhance M&A activity

December 9, 2015Amy Canfield

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud's benefits to end users, dealers and integrators will lead to more funding for M&A, according to John Mack EVP, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions, Imperial Capital.Cloud is an important theme among many 2015 deals, Mack said, noting, among others, FLIR's recent purchase of DVTEL.Mack was speaking at the Cloud+ conference, held here. During “The cloud enables a new security dealer” session, Mack said that “private...

Cloud, Cloud+, Imperial Capital, John Mack


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Drako-Brivo deal and 'the new security dealer'

June 10, 2015Martha Entwistle

There's been a lot of talk about cloud services and managed services proliferating in the security industry, but “to a large degree it has been a head fake,” according to John Mack, EVP and co-head of investment banking at Imperial Capital. Many of the so-called cloud products are not true cloud-based systems, and managed services is in it infancy as well, Mack said. He believes that the news that Dean Drako, owner of cloud-based VMS provider Eagle Eye and founder of Barracuda Networks,...

Dean Drako, Drako acquires Brivo Systems, Imperial Capital, John Mack, Steve Van Till


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Suppliers

Drako pays $50m cash for Brivo

June 10, 2015Martha Entwistle

AUSTIN, Texas–Dean Drako, founder of Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks, today announced his purchase of Brivo Systems for $50 million cash.Eagle Eye Networks is a cloud-based provider of video surveillance systems. Brivo is a cloud-based access control provider and a pioneer of cloud systems in physical security.“It was too much of an opportunity to pass up,” Drako told Security Systems News. Plus, he said Eagle Eye is “getting more and more requests to integrate its video...

Barracuda Networks, Brivo Systems, cloud-based access control, cloud-based video surveillance, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye, Imperial Capital, John Mack, Steve Van Till


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Suppliers

Anixter to acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million

August 11, 2014Martha Entwistle

GLENVIEW, Ill.—Today, Anixter International announced that it will acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million, so now Tri-Ed, which had aspirations to become a "billion dollar distribution business," will be part of a $1.7 billion security distribution company.Anixiter will buy Tri-Ed from Audax Group, a private equity firm, which acquired Tri-Ed in April 2012.Since getting into security in 2000, Anixter has “quietly built a $1.1 billion security business, but we're still the guy people don't think...

Anixter to acquire Tri-Ed, Audax Group, Bob Eck, CEO Pat Communale, Imperial Capital, John Mack, security distribution business, Security Systems News


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Commercial

Interface raises $115m

June 4, 2014Martha Entwistle

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, an integrator that offers physical security with managed network solutions in a bundled service, has raised $115 million to fund growth that includes adding an important new retail customer.“Unlike the $230 million bond that we completed in January, that was substantially a refi, … this latest financing is truly growth capital,” Interface CEO Michael Shaw told Security Systems News on June 2.Shaw said he could not name the major new customer...

$115 million, bundled services, Imperial Capital, Interface Security Systems, John Mack, managed services, Michael Shaw, security systems integrator, Security Systems News.


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