Allied Universal

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Allied Universal
Private
Industry Security, Security Systems, Janitorial, Staffing
Founded 1957 (AlliedBarton)
1965 (Universal Protection)
Headquarters Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and Santa Ana, California, USA
Area served
United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Key people
Steve Jones, (CEO)
Number of employees
150,000+
Website www.aus.com

Allied Universal a security officer company based in the United States. It also offers security systems solutions, janitorial services and staffing. It is a combination of earlier companies - Barton Protective Services, Spectaguard, Initial and Allied Security.[1] In 2016, the company merged with Universal Services of America and was named Allied Universal.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

Allied Security, Inc. was founded in 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company 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] Three years later, in 2003, Allied Security acquired Professional Security Bureau.[7] Within a year, 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] Two years later, 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 US$1.67 billion.[10][11]

In 2016, AlliedBarton and Universal Services of America announced their intention to merge, pending regulatory commission approval. The merger was completed in August 2016, with the combined company being called Allied Universal. With this merger, Allied Universal is the largest security company in North America.[12][13][14][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. ^ Bray, Chad (June 30, 2015). "Wendel Agrees to Acquire AlliedBarton Security for $1.67 Billion". The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "AlliedBarton merging into largest U.S. guard firm (Updates)". Philly.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ Cosgrove, Anne (2016-08-01). "New Allied Universal Formed, Offers Security Services". Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 

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