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On The Editor's Desk

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 timelieras 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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News Poll: M&A activity stays strong in 2019

October 30, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Over the last few years, Security Systems News has covered hundreds of mergers and acquisitions, and it seems M&A in the security industry is still as hot as ever. In this month's News Poll we asked our readers for their thoughts about M&A in our industry.When comparing 2019 to 2018, more than half (54 percent) said M&A activity was about the same, with 31 percent saying they felt like there was more activity this year, and 15 percent saying there was less activity this year.“The...

Barry Epstein, DFW Security, M&A, Marty J. Marlow, News Poll, Vertex Capital


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On The Editor's Desk

Year of the acquisition continues

September 12, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

This week Security Systems News reported on the sixth acquisition this year for both Convergint Technologies and ADS Security, two companies that have been very active this year on the M&A front, representing a continuing trend in this “year of the acquisition.” It turns out that the M&A landscape overall is very strong and will continue to offer opportunities for companies looking to acquire and for companies looking to be acquired, according to Imperial Capital. During his keynote presentation,...

ADS Security, Convergint Technologies, Imperial Capital, Ken Lochiatto, M&A, Rick Juarez


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PSA-TEC 2016 roundup: M&A trends; The cyber opportunity; Robots

May 11, 2016Martha Entwistle

There was not a free chair in theLakehouse conference room here at PSA-TEC in Westminster, Colo. yesterday afternoon during two panel discussions that addressed topics such as: M&A, cybersecurity and managed services. John Mack Imperial Capital said that there's been “more significant M&A activity in the past year than in the previous 30 years.” He called that “generally good news” and predicted M&A activity will continue. He noted that new entrants into the security industry...

Cybersecurity, M&A, managed services, PSA-TEC, Security Robotics


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Also Noted

Seqouin joins investment firm Raymond James

October 9, 2015SSN Staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Raymond James has hired Stephan Segouin as a managing director in the firm's Security, Defense & Government Services Investment Banking practice. Segouin will work with group co-head Alper Cetingok to provide a full range of M&A advisory and capital-raising services to companies in the global security sector. Segouin has more than 23 years of finance and deal experience on both the corporate and investment bank sides. He joins Raymond James from ADT, the largest provider of alarm...

Alper Cetingok, Defense & Government Services Investment Banking practice, M&A, Raymond James, Security, Stephan Seqouin


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On The Editor's Desk

Who will buy AlarmForce?

August 7, 2012Martha Entwistle

AlarmForce, a super-regional security company based in Toronto, announced that its board of directors is taking a look at selling the company. The company has hired Imperial Capital to help it with a possible sale. The company's market cap value today is listed as $135m and its enterprise value is $119m. I asked Richard Ginsburg, former CEO of Protection One who is now managing partner at G3 Capital Partners, what he thought about the sale of AlarmForce. He said he thought the company is well run...

AlarmForce, iControl, Imperial Capital, Joel Matlin, M&A, Microtec, Richard Ginsburg, Rogers Communications, Security Systems News, Stanley CSS


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