Convergint Technologies, globally renowned service-based systems integration company, has announced the acquisition of Firstline Security Integration (FSI). Founded in 1992, Firstline Security Integration is a provider of cutting-edge, customised integrated security solutions to the western United States. Firstline Security Integration Headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., FSI has built strong relationships with many key customers throughout the west, including those in the energy, utilities, municipalities, healthcare, and higher education markets. With an additional office in San Diego, Calif., FSI has 49 experienced colleagues, all of whom will be joining the Convergint organisation. "Firstline Security Integration brings a great wealth of systems integration expertise to Convergint," said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies. "Steve Morefield and the colleagues of FSI have built a strong business across many verticals in California and beyond, and we welcome them into Convergint Nation." Systems integration expert "Our core philosophies regarding customer service are very well-aligned, so we felt confident knowing that Convergint will not only help us maintain the requirements of our customers, but exceed them in every way," said Steve Morefield, owner of Firstline Security Integration. "This was a key reason for our decision to join the Convergint organisation, and so I greatly look forward to the opportunities it will provide our customers and colleagues." Convergint's history of uninterrupted growth has been achieved both organically and via acquisition. The driver of this growth, according to Lochiatto, is Convergint's mission to be its customers' best service provider. Each acquisition that Convergint undertakes becomes a chance to further add to its culture of service, Lochiatto added.
Convergint Technologies, global service-based systems integrator, has announced the acquisition of Commercial Systems Group (CSG). Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Commercial Systems Group is a provider of commercial life safety and security systems that protect people and facilities. Fire and life safety With a dedicated focus on fire and life safety, CSG has built strong relationships with many key customers throughout the Florida region, including those in the entertainment, transportation, multi-tenant facilities, and educational markets. All 77 CSG colleagues will be joining the Convergint organisation. This acquisition affirms our dedication to expanding our capabilities in the fire and life safety market""Dino DeRose and Chris Inman have built a strong fire and life safety business, and we are thrilled to have them, and their team join us," said Ken Lochiatto, CEO Convergint Technologies. "This acquisition affirms our dedication to expanding our capabilities in the fire and life safety market. We welcome our new CSG colleagues into the Convergint family." Convergint acquires CSG "CSG has been experiencing record growth in recent years, and teaming with Convergint will provide us with deeper technical and financial resources to further capitalise on the myriad of opportunities in the Florida region," said Dino DeRose, President of Commercial Systems Group. "Our similar service-centric cultures will make this an easy transition for our colleagues and customers." According to Lochiatto, Convergint's commitment to be its customers' best service provider has driven its steady growth, both by acquisition and organically, since its founding in 2001. Each acquisition that Convergint undertakes is an opportunity to further add to its culture of service to customers, colleagues, and local communities. Commercial Systems Group shares in Convergint's values, especially in this dedication to service.
Convergint Technologies, globally renowned service-based systems integration company, has announced the acquisition of Altel. With 28 years of systems integration experience, Altel develops sophisticated, intelligent electronic security solutions for customers across many vertical markets. "Altel brings us strong integration capabilities and deeply experienced colleagues," said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies. "They will further enhance our reach and service offering, enabling us to continue on our goal of being our customers' best service provider. We are excited to welcome the Altel team into the Convergint Technologies family." Convergint Technology takes over Altel Headquartered in the Montreal area, Altel expands Convergint's presence in the province of Quebec Headquartered in the Montreal area, Altel expands Convergint's presence in the province of Quebec, and it also brings additional coverage via offices in Toronto and Calgary. Founded in 1989 by Ricky Dumas, Jacques Leclair, and Yves Paquin, Altel has since built a strong, diversified customer base across the government, pharmaceutical, financial, and educational markets. All 54 Altel colleagues have joined Convergint and brought the company their robust expertise in creating high-end, custom electronic security solutions. "Joining Convergint presents many new growth opportunities for Altel and its colleagues," said Ricky Dumas, President of Altel. "Altel and Convergint are both very passionate about the values we believe in, with service to our customers being paramount. Combining our forces with Convergint will enable us to expand our offerings to our customers and deepen our service capabilities." Customer satisfaction and service excellence Convergint Technologies was formed in 2001 on a core set of Values & Beliefs which remain unchanged to this day and are the foundation of the company's culture. Central to those principles is a strong dedication to customer service, and Convergint evaluates potential acquisitions based on their alignment with its culture. Altel shares in this commitment to customer satisfaction and service excellence.
Convergint Technologies has announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based Access Control Technologies (ACT), bringing further electronic security systems experience to Convergint's deep breadth of service capabilities. Convergint controls ACT’s security solutions Headquartered in Clifton, NJ, ACT provides integrated security solutions involving access control, video surveillance, identity management and alarm monitoring to over 1,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania. All 38 ACT colleagues, including leaders Joe Liguori and Remo Cinquino, will be joining Convergint. ACT's leadership and service-oriented focus are exactly what we look for when evaluating whether an organisation is a cultural fit for Convergint Nation" "ACT's leadership and service-oriented focus are exactly what we look for when evaluating whether an organisation is a cultural fit for Convergint Nation," said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies. "We know our customers will benefit greatly from their professionalism and expertise, and we welcome them to Convergint." Strategic growth structure Convergint has strategically grown its service footprint across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific through strong organic growth and the completion of 18 acquisitions since early 2016. Convergint's growth strategy is driven by its company mission of being its customers' best service provider. It seeks out companies whose service-first culture mirror its own, as is the case with ACT. "Our two organisations possess a strong alignment of strategic philosophies with respect to customer satisfaction," said Joe Liguori, Senior Managing Partner of ACT. "Making the decision to join Convergint was an easy one. We look forward to the prospect of being a part of Convergint Technologies' growth and adding to their capabilities."
Ares Management has announced that a fund managed by its Private Equity Group has acquired Convergint Technologies, an independent security integrator, from investment funds affiliated with KRG. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Schaumberg, Illinois, Convergint provides comprehensive security integration and fire and life safety services in more than 80 locations across four continents. Since its founding in 2001, Convergint has grown to employ more than 3,400 colleagues as the business continues to expand its security offerings and geographic footprint. Central to this growth is Convergint’s strong corporate culture, which focuses on providing best-in-class service to meet its customers’ unique security needs. “Convergint is a leader in its industry, with a unique culture and longstanding track record of fostering the development of its colleagues and delivering outstanding service to its customers. We are excited to partner with the Convergint management team and look forward to supporting the company in its next phase of growth,” said Matt Cwiertnia, Partner and Co-Head of North American Private Equity at Ares Management.We know our customers will benefit greatly from the way this partnership will allow us to grow globally Long-term growth “With the opportunities in front of us, this transaction will enable Convergint to take the next step in our growth as we continue building on our foundation as the leading global independent integrator in the security and fire and life safety industry,” said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint. “We look forward to partnering with Ares to realise our vision for long-term growth as we continue to offer world-class solutions to our customers across the globe, consistent with our longstanding values and beliefs.” “We look forward to a strong partnership with Ares Management,” said Dan Moceri, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Convergint Technologies. “The additional resources available to Convergint through Ares will enable us to continue toward our goal of being our customers’ best service provider. We know our customers will benefit greatly from the way this partnership will allow us to grow globally and further adapt to their needs.”
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