Security and Alarm Industry News

Acquisition & Funding Services (AFS) is one of the oldest independently operated funding providers in the security alarm industry. AFS specializes in mergers, acquisitions and financing in the dynamic security alarm, fire and integration industry.

Is Now a Good Time to Sell a Security Alarm Business?

When owners of security alarm companies consider selling all or part of their business, they need to have a good grasp on current market conditions, valuations, industry trends, and how deals are being successfully brokered. At AFS, we have our finger on the pulse of the security industry because we’re consistently working on transactions for…
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AFS Talks M&A with Security Info Watch at ISC West 2024

Rory Russell, president of Acquisition & Funding Services, had an informative conversation with Security Info Watch Editor-In-Chief Paul Rothman at the recent ISC West Conference. ISC West, the leading security trade event in the U.S., was the perfect platform for Russell to share his experience and discuss the latest developments in mergers and acquisitions.…
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Security Integration Trends to Stay Ahead of in 2024

Security system integration is a trend steadily gathering steam in our industry. In a nutshell, this process combines multiple security solutions into a centralized hub. This way, firms can manage the physical and technological aspects of their security solutions more cohesively and effectively share information. At Acquisition & Funding Services, we broker multimillion-dollar transactions on…
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How to Find Fire Protection Companies for Sale

Are you interested in acquiring a fire protection company to expand your footprint in your region or into another? If you are, it’s a pretty good idea. With solid growth projected into the next decade, being a larger player in a multi-billion dollar industry is a sound investment. Empires are built one business at a…
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The Growing Commercial Security Business Industry

Several factors impact the value of commercial security companies ranging from recurring monthly revenue (RMR) to earnings before interest, taxes, and depreciation. But one aspect of assessing this value that AFS includes in our business valuations is the security industry’s overall health and outlook. A recent report from The Insight Partners finds that in terms…
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Meet with Rory Russell at ISC West 2024

Are you looking to buy or sell a security, fire, or integration business? This April, you’ll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Rory Russell of AFS who will be attending the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas, where he’ll be holding private, confidential meetings with potential buyers and sellers. Are you planning to…
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AFS Attends the 29th Annual Barnes Buchanan Conference

Last month, AFS’s Rory Russell attended the Barnes Buchanan Security Conference in Palm Beach, Florida. While he was there, he attended numerous presentations and held private, confidential meetings with potential security business sellers. Are you considering attending a future conference? Read on about the event that SDM Magazine calls “the premier conference for discussing the…
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What to Look for in a Fire Protection Broker

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or investor new to industry, or a seasoned professional looking to sell your business or expand its footprint, there’s hardly been a better time to be involved in the sale of a fire and life safety company. A study released last year by Grand View Research predicts an expected compound annual…
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