AlliedBarton

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Private
Industry Security
Founded 1957
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Headquarters Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA
Area served
United States of America
Owner Wendel group
Website www.alliedbarton.com

AlliedBarton Security Services is a security officer company based in the United States. It is a combination of earlier companies - Barton Protective Services, Spectaguard, Initial and Allied Security.[1]

AlliedBarton services the chemical and petrochemical industry, colleges and universities, commercial and real estate industry, defense and aerospace industry, financial institutions, government services, healthcare industry, manufacturing and industrial, residential communities, shopping centers and the transportation industry.

By Q3 of 2016, the company expects its merger with Universal Services of America to be finalized, with the newly formed conglomerate being named AlliedUniversal.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

In 1957, Allied Security, Inc. was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They provided contracted security guards and related services.[5]

In 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based, Spectaguard acquired Allied to form Allied Security and as a result became the fourth largest security company in the United States.[6]

In 2003, Allied Security acquired Professional Security Bureau.[7]

In 2004, Allied acquired Security Systems Inc. (SSI) of Malden, MA and Barton Protective Services to form AlliedBarton Security Services - creating the largest American-owned contract security services company in the United States.[8]

In 2006, AlliedBarton acquired Initial Security for $73.6 million.[9]

In 2015, Wendel, a Paris-based private-equity firm, acquired AlliedBarton Security Services for the price of $1.67 billion.[10]

In 2016, AlliedBarton and Universal Services of America announced their intention to merge, pending regulatory commission approval. The merger is expected to be completed by Q3 of 2016, with the combined company being called AlliedUniversal. With this merger, AlliedUniversal will become the leading security company in North America.[11][12][13]

Acknowledgement[edit]

AlliedBarton was named to the "G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Employers List".[14]

In 2012, AlliedBarton Security Services was rated #3 of the "Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers 2012" by Military Spouse Magazine.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Foreign Investments". 
  2. ^ "AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America to Merge to Create Leading Security Company in North America". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "AlliedBarton merging into largest U.S. guard firm (Updates)". Philly.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wendel Portfolio Company AlliedBarton Security Services to Merge with Universal Services of America to Create Leading Security Company in North America". www.morningstar.com. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Bray, Chad (2015-06-30). "Wendel Agrees to Acquire AlliedBarton Security for $1.67 Billion". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  6. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; SPECTAGUARD SAYS IT HAS ACQUIRED ALLIED SECURITY". The New York Times. 2000-03-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  7. ^ "Professional Security Bureau Ltd: Company Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  8. ^ "Allied Security to acquire Barton Protective Services - Atlanta Business Chronicle". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  9. ^ "AlliedBarton to buy Initial | Security Systems News". www.securitysystemsnews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  10. ^ "French firm to buy AlliedBarton Security". philly-archives. Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  11. ^ "AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America to Merge to Create Leading Security Company in North America". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "AlliedBarton merging into largest U.S. guard firm (Updates)". Philly.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Wendel Portfolio Company AlliedBarton Security Services to Merge with Universal Services of America to Create Leading Security Company in North America". www.morningstar.com. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  14. ^ Staff (2008–2012). "G.I. Jobs". AlliedBarton Security Services SECURITY. G.I. Jobs. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  15. ^ Site Admin (January 2012). "Top 20 Military Spouse Friendly Employers in 2012". Military Spouse Scholarships. Military Spouse Scholarships. Archived from the original on 17 January 2012. 

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