Guard deal in California
Guard company Universal Protection Service, which is based in Santa Ana, Calif., and made a major acquisition this past fall when it acquired SFI
made another, smaller acquisition. It acquired Silver Shield Security, based in San Jose, Calif. UPS, the company announced on March 7.
Robert H. Perry & Associates, initiated and managed the deal for Silver Shield.
I’ll be talking to UPS parent company, Universal Services of America, this week, but in a prepared statement, Brian Cescolini, chairman and co-CEO of Universal Services of America said the “addition of Silver Shield Security will make us a formable presence in that [Silicon Valley] marketplace, servicing many of the large dot-com companies, and our national presence will enable us to expand our contracts with many of the largest companies in the U.S.”
Universal Protection Service says it’s the 6th largest security company in the U.S. and the 4th largest U.S.-owned security organization. It is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems, Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, Security Forces LLC and SFI Electronics.
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep is headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.