Securitas Direct

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Securitas Direct AB
Type Privately held Aktiebolag[1]
Industry Security
Headquarters Malmö, Sweden[1]
Area served Europe
Products Alarm services for business customers and consumers[2]
Website www.securitas-direct.com

Securitas Direct is a security company based in Malmö, Sweden and active in 12 countries in Europe and South America. It was listed at Nasdaq OMX Stockholm in 2006, when it was distributed to the shareholders of Securitas AB. In 2008, the company was bought by ESML Intressenter AB and delisted.[3][1][2] In 2011, ESML sells Securitas Direct to Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman.

Verisure is the new name of Securitas Direct's consumer branch and the company name in Chile, Brazil, Finland and Peru. From 1 January 2014 it's also the company name in Norway, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In the remaining countries the company name is Securitas Direct but will eventually change to Verisure. The Swedish unit addressing the business segment holds the name Securitas Direct and will not change to Verisure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Shareholders". Securitas Direct. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Our offer". Securitas Direct. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2006" (PDF). Securitas. Retrieved 2011-02-24.