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Business resiliency during crisis

Expert panel discusses how security integrators can weather the COVID-19 storm
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04/08/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—At this point in the global pandemic, unemployment is soaring; furloughs are plenty; some businesses are no longer in existence; and according Bloomberg Economics’ model, chance of recession in the U.S. now stands at 100 percent.

Interface deal good for the industry

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The $600 million Interface Security Systems deal has sent—as The Beach Boys once sang—“good vibrations” throughout the security industry, as it provides not only a vot

Interface Security Systems closes on $600m refinancing for new capital structure

Funding to accelerate growth, double data center capacity within one year
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08/07/2017

ST. LOUIS and PLANO, Texas—Interface Security Systems on Aug. 3 announced the completion of a $600 million refinancing for a new capital structure that will facilitate strategic growth and expansion, with substantial contributions of new growth equity capital of $125 million from SunTx Capital Partners and Prudential Capital Partners.

Cloud will enhance M&A activity

"New" security dealer will emerge, John Mack says
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12/09/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—The cloud’s benefits to end users, dealers and integrators will lead to more funding for M&A, according to John Mack EVP, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions, Imperial Capital.

Drako-Brivo deal and ‘the new security dealer’

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk about cloud services and managed services proliferating in the security industry, but “to a large degree it has been a head fake,” according to John Mack, EVP and co-head of investment banking at Imperial Capital

Drako pays $50m cash for Brivo

Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks founder buys cloud-based access control company, said move to cloud-based systems is accelerating
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06/10/2015

AUSTIN, Texas–Dean Drako, founder of Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks, today announced his purchase of Brivo Systems for $50 million cash.

Anixter to acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million

Anixter gets branch network, 20k dealers, intrusion and fire capability, access to resi and small business sector
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08/11/2014

GLENVIEW, Ill.—Today, Anixter International announced that it will acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million, so now Tri-Ed, which had aspirations to become a "billion dollar distribution business," will be part of a $1.7 billion security distribution company.

Interface raises $115m

Installations for new retail customer with 8,000+ locations begin this month
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06/04/2014

ST. LOUIS—Interface Security Systems, an integrator that offers physical security with managed network solutions in a bundled service, has raised $115 million to fund growth that includes adding an important new retail customer.

ADT to acquire Protectron for $500 million

Imperial Capital’s John Mack: Agreed upon deal is ‘far and away’ the largest deal for ADT as independent company
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04/30/2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—In what will be its largest acquisition as an independent company, ADT has agreed to acquire Canada-based monitoring giant Protectron in a $500 million deal, giving the company another 400,000 customers north of the border.

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