Vector Security secures $450m credit facility

Deal follows recent acquisition of ADS Security
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

PITTSBURGH—Vector Security, a provider of residential and commercial security and automation solutions, announced this week it has entered into a $450 million credit agreement led by PNC Bank, with National Association as Administrative Agent; PNC Capital Markets LLC as Sole Bookrunner and Joint Lead Arranger; and with Bank of America and U.S. Bank acting as Joint Lead Arrangers and Syndication Agents.

This new credit agreement provides for a $450 million revolving credit facility commitment, with a $150 million increase option subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the credit agreement. The credit agreement matures in June 2024 and provides Vector Security with a significant increase in its borrowing capacity with an improved structure, and attractive interest rate options.

Vector Security plans to use the proceeds of the credit agreement for repayment of its existing credit facility, for working capital purposes, to finance acquisitions such as the recently announced purchase of ADS Security based in Nashville, Tenn., and for general corporate purposes.

“Our history of consistent performance, positive industry reputation and a strong management team were the contributing factors leading to our ability to close on this new credit facility,” Pam Petrow, president and CEO of Vector Security, said in the announcement. “This new financing provides us the financial flexibility and additional liquidity to capitalize on expansion opportunities. Our recent purchase of ADS Security is a testament to the commitment from our company; and our lending partners in support of our growth initiatives.”

Vector Security CFO Chuck Thropp added: “We appreciate the continued support of PNC Bank and our syndicate banking partners. The increased financial capacity enables Vector Security to have the financial resources to support our continued growth and to finance our strategic initiatives.”

PNC Bank, National Association and PNC Capital Markets LLC are members of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

For nearly 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. has been providing a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 386,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.