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Allied Universal expands with acquisition of Apollo International Security

Published on 21 September, 2016
Apollo International provides uniformed security officers, concierge/desk attendant services, investigations, special operations, competitive intelligence, risk management consulting, vulnerability assessments and other security/asset protection programs
With annual revenues of $88 million and 3,400 employees, Apollo International has been in business since 1990

Allied Universal, a facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 140,000 employees, has announced the acquisition of Apollo International, a security company whose corporate headquarters is in Walpole, Massachusetts, and have a global office in New York.

Strategic partner

"Over the last 10 years, we've considered Apollo International a strategic partner for security in the Northeast region. I have the highest level of admiration for Apollo's owners and I am excited we have ensured that Apollo and Allied Universal will work together providing unparalleled service, systems and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses of our communities," said Steve Jones, Allied Universal CEO. "I am very proud to have Apollo become part of Allied Universal."

With a presence in 30 U.S. states and select global markets, Apollo International provides uniformed security officers, concierge/desk attendant services, investigations, special operations, competitive intelligence, risk management consulting, vulnerability assessments and other security/asset protection programs in many of the same vertical industries that Allied Universal serves. With annual revenues of $88 million and 3,400 employees, the privately-owned entity has been in business since 1990.

Parlaying the legacy

"Over the last 10 years, we've considered Apollo International a strategic partner for security in the Northeast region"

Apollo International Chairman and Founder Dennis Crowley and Dick Ryer, Apollo International CEO, said, "We are excited about this opportunity for employees to become an integral part of the largest American-owned security company in the country. And we are grateful for the loyalty, integrity, and first-class service our employees have delivered for so many years. We look forward to parlaying that legacy with the opportunity for future growth with Allied Universal."

Apollo International was recognised this year as the second largest Vietnam veteran-owned Massachusetts company, based on employee count. Crowley and Ryer had served together in Vietnam in 1966 and had committed to a future venture together, a commitment that led to Apollo International 26 years ago.

The acquisition of Apollo International comes on the heels of the merger of Universal Services of America and AlliedBarton Security Services to form the new Allied Universal and combine best practices, experience, and expertise to benefit clients and employees.

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