Becklar, LLC closes with BV Investment Partners

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

OGDEN, Utah—Parent company of both AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and Freeus, Becklar, LLC partnered with Boston-based BV Investment Partners.

“We are very excited to join forces with BV,” Josh Garner, CEO, Becklar, said in the announcement. “They are a leading middle-market private equity firm that focuses on tech-enabled business services, software and IT services sectors. Their strategic perspective will benefit us immensely. Further, our partnership will allow Becklar to continue its impressive growth, both organically and through acquisitions.”

Becklar was formed in 2017 by Garner to unite the complementary Freeus and AvantGuard businesses under one entity. Freeus is a North American provider of mobile personal emergency response system (PERS) solutions to life safety, security and technology businesses. AvantGuard is a leading wholesale monitoring provider in North America offering critical event response services to the security, fire, PERS and IoT industries across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

“We believe Josh and the Becklar team have built an outstanding company,” BV Managing Director, Justin Garrison, said. “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with them over the coming years.” 

The Edmonds Group served as exclusive financial advisor to Becklar.

“Henry Edmonds and his team provided us with sage counsel throughout our negotiations and helped us reach a win-win outcome for both ourselves and BV,” Garner said.