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Brink’s getting back into home security?

Company’s CEO says it is considering re-entry
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02/06/2014

RICHMOND, Va.—Brink’s got out of the home security market in 2008 but may be reentering that market, the company’s CEO said recently.

ADT releases Q1 results—and stock price drops

But Imperial Capital maintains ‘outperform’ rating on ADT, saying it expects ‘positive catalysts’ from the company in 2014
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01/30/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Although The ADT Corp. reported Jan. 30 that ADT Pulse take rates and recurring revenue were up in its latest quarter, it also said net income decreased 27 percent in that period—and its share price tumbled.

ADT working to ‘stabilize’ dealer program

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ADT officials weren’t available for comment when I wrote recently about an industry’s analyst’s report on how ADT had “culled” about 100 low-performing companies in order to improv

Growth prospects positive for IR spinoff Allegion

As a stand-alone entity, Allegion will have free cash flow of $150 to $200m solely for security
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12/03/2013

DUBLIN, Ireland—Ingersoll Rand spinoff company, Allegion, is now an independent, pure play security company, “a $2 billion startup” with potential for continued growth in North America and big growth outside of North America, according to Allegion executives Dave Petratis and Tim Eckersley, as well as security analyst Jeff Kessler, who all spoke to Security Systems News.

ADT culls ‘weaker players' from its dealer program

Imperial Capital’s Kessler predicts ADT dealer-based Pulse take rates should increase
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11/26/2013

NEW YORK—ADT’s dealer program has been one of the company’s “soft spots” for years but now is turning around after the company “culled” more than 100 lower-performing dealers over the past year or so, according to an industry analyst.

Tyco acquires Westfire

The $80 million company brings technical expertise, expands footprint
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11/14/2013

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland—Tyco’s acquisition of fire protection company Westfire, announced this morning, “aligns well with the company’s internal strengths,” Jeff Kessler, managing director of institutional research at Imperial Capital, told Security Systems News.

Kessler and DeMarco: Professional monitoring, strategy bode well for DIRECTV/Lifeshield deal

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kessler and DeMarco talk to Security Systems News about DIRECTV/Lifeshield deal: Professional monitoring, overall strategy bode well

Kessler on the multiple paid for Vivint

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Whenever a big company in the industry sells, there’s interest in the specific metrics of the deal.

Verint to become independent, public company

Deal announced to ‘buy out’ parent company in share exchange
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08/15/2012

MELVILLE, N.Y.—If the merger deal with its parent company, Comverse Technology Inc. (CTI), goes through as planned, video surveillance provider Verint will be a 100 percent independent public company as early as February.

M&A and your company

PSA-TEC sessions look at measuring a company's growth and prospects for exiting this year
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05/23/2012

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Thinking about selling your systems integration company this year? What kind of price can you expect for your business?

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