Securitas Expands in the Primary Government Security Services Market in the USA

9 June 2010

Pinkerton Government Services Inc., a company within the Securitas Group, has agreed to acquire the security services company Paragon Systems Inc. in the USA. With this acquisition, Securitas expands in the primary government security services market in the USA.  Enterprise value is estimated to MSEK 258 (MUSD 33).

Paragon Systems has annual sales of approximately MSEK 1,030 (MUSD 132) and approximately 3,000 employees.  The company is based in Washington DC, and operates in eleven U.S. states.

Paragon is specialized in providing high level, armed security officer services to various government agencies and facilities under the oversight of the U.S. Federal Protective Service and the U.S. Government Department of Defense.

“Paragon is one of the leading companies in the prime government sector in the U.S. The acquisition is in line with the Securitas Group’s specialization strategy of acquiring high quality security providers that bring knowledge and experience from specialized customer segments”, says Alf Göransson, President and CEO of the Securitas Group.

The acquisition is consolidated in Securitas AB as of June 30, 2010.

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Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Securitas AB, phone +46 10 470 3011, mobile +46 70 287 8662 or email