Securitas Buys Diebold Security NA for $350M

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 26, 2015

Securitas, one of the largest security guard companies in the world, with 300,000+ employees, has acquired one of the largest North American integration business from Diebold (see Diebold press release and Securitas press release).

In this note, we examine the relative valuation of the deal, why Securitas is focusing hard on technology and what this means for the industry.

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*** ******* ** ********** ******** ********, ******, **** ***** ********* tangentially **** ** ******* **** *** **** *** **** ********** there, ****** *** **** ** ***** ** ********** *** ********* such ********** *****.

******, ***** ********* *****, ** ***** ******* ********** ******* ************ are ******.

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*'** **** **** **** ***** ********* *** *** ***'* **** wanted ** ******* ***** ******** **** **********, ***** *** (****** guard *********) ** *** ***** ***** ******* *** ***********. ***** seemed ** **** ***. *** ***** ********* ***** ******* **** some ***** ********** *** ****** ***** *** ****** ****, *** would **** ******* *** ******** ********* **** *** ******** ***** up *** ****** *** ***** **** ****** **** *******, *** the **** **** **** *** *** ** *** **** ******* ended ** ********** ***** *** ********** ********. ** *** * bid ***** ********* *** ***** ********, *** * ***** * good **** *** ** ** **** ***** *********** **** ** integrator ****** **** **** **** **** **** *******.

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* **** ******** ******** ************ **** **** ******* ** ***** integrators. **, ***** ******** **** **** *******.

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@****, ********* *** *****, *** ********* ******* *************, ********* *** Diebold **** ******* * ***** ********.

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*** *** ** ******, **** *******.

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