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.

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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American Fire & Safety Supply Expands Its Florida and Georgia Customer Base with Acquisition by Pye-Barker Brokered by Rory Russell

A longtime seller of service provider of fire extinguishers and cabinets, fire suppression systems, emergency lighting, exit signage and fire sprinkler systems, American Fire & Safety Supply was founded with a single employee in 1972. Since then, it has grown to include a fleet of 14 service vehicles which enable them to deliver quality, dependable…
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How Security Company Mergers and Acquisitions Work: The Seller’s Perspective

If you’re ready to sell your alarm business, you may be wondering what to expect and how to prepare. The following blog post will lay out some simple tips for security company mergers and acquisitions. Defining Security Company Mergers and Acquisitions Let’s begin with the definition of two key terms. Merger: Companies consolidate functions and…
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Creating a Resilient & Diversified Alarm Company

As a business owner, you know that it’s unwise to put all your eggs in one basket. This is where the idea of “diversification” comes into play. By diversifying your alarm company, you can become more stable and withstand whatever events may come your way. Let’s dive into what you will gain by building a…
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