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Monitronics acquires LiveWatch Security for $67m

March 3, 2015Spencer Ives

DALLAS—Third-party monitoring giant Monitronics has acquired LiveWatch Security, a provider of professionally monitored DIY home security systems, for $67 million.LiveWatch brings with it $900,000 in RMR and 32,000 accounts. Its customers are located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.“DIY has been really building a base in the industry for the past few years,” John Orr, senior VP for Ascent Capital Group, told Security Systems News. “We really did [this acquisition] because...

Ascent Capital Group, DIY, Imperial Capital, Jeff Kessler, John Orr, LiveWatch Security

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Looking at the Monitronics acquisition

December 22, 2010Daniel Gelinas

YARMOUTH, Maine—Santa Monica, Calif.-based Ascent Media Corporation announced Dec. 17 it had bought Monitronics International, one of the largest third party monitoring companies in the U.S. with more than 650,000 accounts, in a deal worth $1.2 billion. While many of the finer details of the deal are as yet unrevealed, industry observers have come forward to discuss the information made publicly available in a Dec. 20 Ascent investor call. Jennifer Holloway, president of Holloway Security...

AMG, Ascent Media Corporation, Ascent Media Group, Holloway Security Consulting, Jennifer Holloway, John Orr, Mike Haislip, Mike Meyers, Mitch Clarke, William Fitzgerald

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