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Alarm New England continues to adapt and grow

March 27, 2019Paul Ragusa

ROCKY HILL, Conn.—Alarm New England, a provider of home and business security systems in New England, continues to adapt and grow the family business that has been going strong for more than 40 years. The company's most recent acquisition of Engineered Security Systems expands their reach in Rhode Island, adding 2,500 new customers, as well as talented new employees, to the Alarm New England team.“Engineered Security Systems is squarely in our footprint and Ken Soscia has been at it a...

Alarm New England, Alexandra Curtiss, Doug Curtiss, Engineered Security Systems, Ken Soscia, Mark Sandler, SPP Advisors

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Per Mar acquires Barone and PBSS

January 2, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, announced it has acquired Barone and Polk Burnett Security Systems (PBSS) from Iverify for an undisclosed amount. Managing director of SPP Advisors, LLC, Mark Sandler, represented Iverify during the transaction.The acquisition helps expand Per Mar's presence in Nebraska and Wisconsin, specifically in Duluth, Eau Claire and the newly established Omaha location. “This [Omaha] is a new electronic...

Brian Duffy, iVerify, Mark Sandler, Per Mar Security Services, SPP Advisors

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Monitoring Matters

Henry Edmonds presents on PERS valuations

October 9, 2013Leif Kothe

As I encounter new theories and projections about PERS valuations, I continue to find a refreshing lack of consensus among the experts. That's not to say there aren't areas of agreement. There are. Those watching the market often cite similar determinants of valuation, such as attrition rates, cash flow and the costs of creating new accounts. But experts seldom invest the same metrics with equal importance.    For example, Barry Epstein, president of Dallas-based Vertex Capital, believes reducing...

Barry Epstein, Henry Edmonds, Mark Sandler, monitoring, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Physical Security, SPP Advisors, The Edmonds Group, Vertex Capital

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PERS company valuations predicted to rise

September 25, 2013Leif Kothe

PARK CITY, Utah—Fresh off moderating a PERS Summit panel, Barry Epstein, president of Dallas-based Vertex Capital, expects the PERS acquisition market to heat up as valuations climb.� “The market will continue to grow as new entrants come into the market seeking recurring revenue companies,” Epstein told Security Systems News. “Valuations will move upward as churn is decreased and the average life of the account lengthens.” Epstein moderated a panel discussion...

2013, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, Barry Epstein, Conference, Mark Sandler, Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), ssp advisors, Vertex Capital

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General News

Security companies, others eye growth of PERS market

February 20, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the market for personal emergency response systems projected to grow substantially in the coming years, it's easy to see why financial analysts and security companies alike are taking an interest in it.Fueled by factors such as an aging population, the potential cost savings for seniors who stay in their own home, and the relative resilience of the market, growth is in the forecast for PERS. However, the projections tend to belie two important points: First, that it's not...

Josh Garner, Mark Sandler, Michael Bodnar, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), Security Partners, SPP Advisors

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