Security and facility services company, Allied Universal, is continuing its global expansion with the acquisition of three companies located in the United States, the Netherlands and Denmark.
The largest of the three companies, International Protective Service Agency (IPSA), is headquartered in New York, NY, and provides comprehensive security and event services for clients located throughout New York and New Jersey. IPSA founder and owner Jerry Heying, as well as its 350 employees, will be joining the Allied Universal team this year.
The other two companies are located in Europe and will bring expanded density and scale to existing patrol and response divisions of Allied Universal’s international business, G4S.
CQB Beveiliging B.V. (CQB) provides patrol and response services to customers in the Netherlands. This will strengthen G4S Netherlands’ business in Eindhoven in the southwest part of the country.
Kronjyllands Vagtservice A/S (KRV) is a local patrol and response business that will enhance existing services to customers in Denmark.
Last month, Allied Universal announced the acquisition of American Security, a security provider in the Southeast region of the United States. Founded in 1975 by retired South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Henry Harrison, American Security has more than 1,200 employees and serves a seven-state area that includes Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
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.