Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company, and Triple Recipient of 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards, has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), further building on its position as a leading player in the security services industry.
With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, USSA offers a complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries.
(Learn More about USSA, courtesy of U.S. Security Associates, Inc. and YouTube.)
This transaction includes the acquisition of Andrews International, the global arm of USSA.
Based in Roswell, Georgia, USSA has operations in the United States and internationally, with revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and more than 50,000 employees.
This acquisition is expected to increase Allied Universal’s national presence and customer service capabilities and will also enhance Allied Universal’s presence in Canada, as well as expand its footprint to Central America and the United Kingdom.
USSA also provides Allied Universal with a sizable consulting and investigative division and event staffing business, StaffPro.
(Learn More about StaffPro. Having run thousands of events nationwide, consulted on events on a global scale, and maintained a core management group (some of whom have been with him since the very beginning), Staff Pro has proven itself as the leader in the event staffing arena. Courtesy of StaffPro and YouTube.)
The combined organization will provide unparalleled and comprehensive security solutions to its customer base around the globe.
“I am excited to welcome the USSA team to the Allied Universal family,” said Steve Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Allied Universal.
“USSA has evolved into one of the leaders in the security industry over the years and provides a unique suite of security solutions to a wide array of clients across industry verticals.”
“This transaction aligns with our long-term growth strategy of acquiring scalable businesses with significant potential when combined with the Allied Universal platform.”
“I look forward to collaborating with the USSA team to maximize the value that together we will bring to our customers and in identifying new ideas in the security space,” added Jones.
Richard Wyckoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of USSA, praised his team and embraces the partnership.
“This merger with Allied Universal is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the men and women of USSA,” said Wyckoff.
“We have focused on world-class customer service by providing innovative manpower and technological solutions to our clients.”
“The industry has taken notice. I am very proud of what our team has accomplished and very excited that integrating our business with another industry leader will mean more growth opportunities and career advancement potential for our associates.”
“This transaction further bolsters Allied Universal’s position as a leading provider of security officer services,” said Chandler Joel Reedy, Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, a principal shareholder of Allied Universal.
“We have been proud to support the Allied Universal team as they have grown the business organically and through strategic and transformative acquisitions such as this one.”
“We are excited to combine USSA with Allied Universal, which has a large and diverse portfolio of customers both in the U.S and internationally.”
“Allied Universal will be exceptionally well positioned to continue to deliver unmatched service to its thousands of clients.”
“As one of the two principal shareholders of Allied Universal, Wendel is supporting the company’s continued growth as the industry continues to evolve,” added Wendel North America CEO David Darmon.“
“This is consistent with our original investment thesis and we think will further enhance the company’s leadership position.”
The transaction is expected to close by late third quarter of 2018, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
(Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems, and solutions to serve, secure, and care for the people and businesses in our communities. Their relationships with employees and clients are at the heart of everything they do, each and every day, and the company’s national reach and local presence covers the continent. Courtesy of Allied Universal and YouTube.)
Allied Universal Takes Three in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government.
Over 100 professionals gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies, and
- Leaders in Private Security