Allied Universal says the acquisitions in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark are in line with the company’s growth strategy and growing international presence.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Allied Universal says it is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in New York, the Netherlands and Denmark.
The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency, is headquartered in New York and provides comprehensive security and event services to clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA founder and owner Jerry Heying and his 350 employees will join the Allied Universal team this year.
“I am delighted to welcome IPSA employees to the Allied Universal team. With a common focus on customer service and integrated security solutions, I look forward to a smooth transition,” said Steve Jones, president and CEO of Allied Universal Global.
Heying adds, “We are thrilled to be part of the world’s leading security provider. Through this action, we will be able to provide our customers with enhanced service offerings, and our employees will have access to additional career opportunities through Allied Universal’s culture of promotion from within.
The other two companies are located in Europe and will bring increased density and scale to the existing patrol and response divisions of Allied Universal’s international business, G4S, according to the company.
CQB Beveiliging BV (CQB) provides patrol and response services to customers in the Netherlands. This acquisition should strengthen the activities of G4S Netherlands in Eindhoven, in the south-west of the country.
Kronjyllands Vagtservice A/S (KRV) is a local patrol and response company that will enhance existing services for customers in Denmark.
“Allied Universal is the global leader in security services with a long and successful track record of organic and inorganic growth in North America and now internationally. These strategic acquisitions expand our global footprint and allow us to continue to bring value to the customers and communities we serve around the world. Jones said.
During the first half of 2022, Allied Universal announced seven acquisitions – three in North America and four internationally. In 2021, Allied Universal acquired 10 companies, including G4S.
Allied Universal says these acquisitions are in line with the company’s growth strategy and growing international presence.