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Ascent ups stock buyback

Stang points to recent stock activity

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Ascent Capital Group, parent company of Monitronics, increased its stock buyback program by $25 million, Ascent announced Sept. 4.

Jeffery Gardner named CEO of Monitronics

He brings M&A experience to company

DALLAS—Mike Haislip, CEO of Monitronics, is retiring and Jeffery Gardner will succeed him starting Sept. 10.

Richard Walker to help monitor Monitronics M&A possibilities

Brings acquisition experience from IHS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Ascent Capital Group, Monitronics’ parent company based here, has appointed Richard G. Walker as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development.

Monitronics acquires LiveWatch Security for $67m

DIY provider LiveWatch diversifies Montronics' offerings

DALLAS—Monitronics has acquired LiveWatch Security, a provider of professionally monitored DIY home security systems, for $67 million.

Pinnacle sells 93,000 accounts to Monitronics

Pinnacle says the $131 million transaction reduces debt, putting it in a better growth position

OREM, Utah—Pinnacle Security, a leading summer-sales-model company based here, recently announced an alliance with Monitronics International in which Pinnacle has sold Monitronics about 93,000 accounts and made an agreement for future account sales. The accounts represent $4.4 million of gross RMR, according to a news release.