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Global Security Company Acquires South African Guarding Company

Securitas : 03 March, 2010  (Company News)
Claw Protection Services of South Africa has been acquired by Securitas in deal which brings guarding and alarm monitoring services as well as forensic science under Securitas' wing in the region
Following the strategy to increase its global presence, Securitas has acquired the security services company Claw Protection Services in South Africa. Enterprise value is estimated to MSEK 12 (MZAR 13).

Claw Protection Services has annual sales of approximately MSEK 38 (MZAR 40) and approximately 800 employees. The company specialises in guarding, mainly in the areas of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Claw Protection Services has also an in-house training centre for guards.

With this acquisition, Securitas in South Africa has annual sales of approximately MSEK 56 (MZAR 58) and approximately 1,050 employees, with operations in guarding, mobile, alarm monitoring, forensics and Risk Management services.

The security services market in South Africa is very fragmented, with about 5,000 registered security companies and about 310,000 registered security guards. The security market has an estimated annual growth of 8-10 percent.


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