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Fire & Security
Mergers & Acquisitions

  • ACRE acquired Razberi Technologies
  • ADT acquired Defenders, Inc, KY-based Alliant Integrators, NJ-based Deterrent Technologies, and TX-based CLS Technology
  • Alarm.com acquired Shooter Detection Systems
  • Albireo Energy acquired Westover Controls
  • Allied Universal acquired G4S, IL-based Phoenix Systems & Service, NJ-based Service Works Inc.
  • American Alarm & Communications acquired Eaglestar Security
  • Audio America acquired IL-based Consumer Electronics Distributors Inc.
  • B Safe Security acquired PA-based Advent Security
  • Brinks Home Security acquired PA-based Select Security
  • Brivo acquired Parakeet Technologies, developer of smart building solutions
  • CertaSite acquired Advanced Fire Companies (PA); ABC Fire Extinguisher Co. (OH); Approved Protection Systems (MI); Approved Safety and Security (IN); Company One Suppression (IL/IA); County Fire Protection (OH); Erlich Fire Protection (MI); Field’s Fire Protection (MI); Spears Fire & Safety (MI); and Starfire Systems & Extinguishers (WI)
  • Convergint acquired MI-based Innovative Medical Systems, TX-based Smith Hamilton, OK-based Pendergraph Systems, and Australia-based Cerberus Technologies
  • Cook & Boardman acquired DE-based integrator Advantech
  • DE-based B Safe acquired Diamond Electronics of NJ
  • Doyle Security Systems acquired NY-based Hart Alarm and Austin Security
  • EyeQ Monitoring acquired MDL autoMation
  • FLIR acquired drone manufacturer Altavian
  • General Security of NY acquired FL-based Access Alarm & Security Systems
  • GHS Interactive Security rebranded as Vio Security
  • Google acquired a 6.6% stake in ADT
  • Honeywell acquired Rebellion Photonics, a TX-based provider of gas monitoring solutions
  • Johnson Controls acquired Qolsys, a commercial security and smart home manufacturer
  • LOUD Security Systems acquired RTA Security and Premier Security.
  • LVC Companies acquired MN-based Commercial Fire & Security
  • Minuteman Security Technologies acquired ME-based integrator Norris Inc. and FL-based Skynet Integrations
  • Motorola Solutions acquired IndigoVision and Pelco 
  • Mountain Alarm acquired NV-based Burgarello Alarm and CEI Alarm
  • Per Mar acquired IN-based Martin Security Systems and Monument Electronics
  • Potter Electric Signal acquired TowerIQ, a manufacturer of communication systems
  • Resideo acquired FL-based Herman ProAV
  • Scutum Group acquired NY-based High Rise Fire and Security
  • Securitas acquired FE Moran Security Solutions and Stanley Security's electronic security businesses in Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Singapore and India
  • Shiver Security Systems of OH acquired 995 Security, Security Services Center, Wilmington Security and Apex Alarm

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Carl Hagarty previously served as Vice President with ADT and Honeywell, then going on to oversee the growth of an early-stage recruiting services company. Today, Carl brings the unique combination of industry experience and recruiting expertise together to help businesses build thriving high-performance leadership teams.