Press release

French entry through acquisition

Sector Alarm has signed an agreement to acquire the company Afone Sécurité with approximately 11,000 residential and SSE customers and a broad geographical coverage in France. The company operates under the two brand names - Afone Sécurité and Blokos.

“Afone Sécurité is a good strategic fit for Sector Alarm with a strong expertise and knowledge of the market. We want Afone Sécurité to become our platform for further growth and expansion in France”, CEO Jørgen Dahl says.
France, together with Spain, is the fastest growing markets in Europe and with a penetration rate of around 3% and close to 30 million private households and Small Sized Enterprises (SSEs) we are confident that France will become one of our most important markets in the coming years.

Further information about Afone Sécurité and Blokos can be found at their websites: www.blokos.fr or www.afonesecurite.com.

Contact and further information:
Eystein Lund, CFO at Sector Alarm Holding A/S
Email: eystein.lund@sectoralarm.com
Mobile number: +47 906 02 127

French entry through acquisition
Spanish acquisitions enabling nationwide footprint

Spanish acquisitions enabling nationwide footprint

Sector Alarm Spain announces two agreements to acquire a total of 20,000 customers from all over Spain, thereby getting close to a customer base of 30,000 customers!

We have agreed to acquire the portfolio of residential and small sized enterprises from Alartec Entidad de Televigilancia S.L with 12,000 customers. The migration period will start immediately and will be a main focus for the integration team in the coming three months.
Furthermore, we have also agreed the acquisition of a similar portfolio with up to 10,000 customers from INV Proteccion SL. The integration of this acquisition will start as soon as possible following the first one during the spring of 2018.

“We are proud to announce these two acquisition that provides the Spanish organization with a nationwide footprint, both shortening the time required to make the business profitable and speeding up the organic growth opportunities”, CFO Eystein Lund says.

“We are very enthusiastic and have great expectations from these two large and strategically important acquisitions. We promise to take really good care of our new customers whilst never forget focusing on organic growth”, MD Diego Torrico says.

For further questions please contact CFO Eystein Lund.

Contact and further information:
Eystein Lund, CFO at Sector Alarm Holding A/S
Email: eystein.lund@sectoralarm.com
Mobile number: +47 906 02 127

Spanish entry through acquisition

Sector Alarm announces the acquisition of the Spanish company Alarma Universal with approximately 3,100 residential and SME customers.

“We have a strong belief in the Spanish market”, CEO Jørgen Dahl says, “and through this acquisition we will be positioned to take part in one of Europe’s most rapidly growing markets”.

The Spanish market is characterized by a few large players followed by numerous smaller players. The penetration rate including SMEs is assumed to be around 5% and Spain has close to 20 million private households and many SMEs.

The ambition in Spain is to grow both by further acquisitions, but more importantly through own sales force and a Spanish Managing Director will soon be operative.

Further information about Alarma Universal can be found at their website: www.alarmauniversal.com

For further questions please contact CFO Eystein Lund.

Contact and further information:
Eystein Lund, CFO at Sector Alarm Holding A/S
Email:eystein.lund@sectoralarm.com
Mobile number: +47 906 02 127

Spanish entry through acquisition
Sector Alarm acquires G4S in Finland

Sector Alarm acquires G4S in Finland

The Nordic security group Sector Alarm is in the process of acquiring another company in the Finnish market – G4S. G4S is one of Finland’s biggest security companies, with around 1,800 employees and revenues of 70 million euros. This is Sector Alarm’s second company acquisition in Finland.

At the beginning of the year Sector Alarm took its first step into the Finnish market with the acquisition of Turvatiimi, Finland’s fourth biggest provider of security services with more than 1,000 employees and revenues of 35 million euros.

- Our two acquisitions in Finland have come in quick succession, and this really is an indication of our ambition to continue to grow in the Nordic region and in due course in the rest of Europe. Two years ago we acquired G4S in Sweden, which made us one of the leading operators in the Swedish market. We now have the same ambition to create an equivalent position in the Finnish market,” says Jörgen Dahl, CEO at Sector Alarm.

Sector Alarm’s strategy is to grow both organically and through acquisitions. Over the last four years they have acquired nine companies, eight of them based in the Nordic region. There is a strong desire and intention at Sector Alarm to play an active role in the consolidation of the Nordic security market. Each acquisition contributes to the creation of a solid platform for future synergies in each country.

It is expected that the formal takeover of G4S will take place at the beginning of April following the approval by the Finnish Competition Authority.

About G4S in Finland:
G4S has national coverage with offices all over Finland. G4S products and services include system solutions, stationary manned services, patrols and response for clients in the private and public sectors. G4S also has extensive operations in the field of cash handling, which is the company’s second biggest business area. The G4S private homes and small and medium-sized enterprises and Turvatiimi’s equivalent customers, constitute the platform for “Small Systems” that is to be built up in Finland. This business operation, with SME clients and private clients, will operate under the Sector Alarm brand.

For further questions please contact CFO Eystein Lund.

Contact and further information:
Eystein Lund, CFO at Sector Alarm Holding A/S
Email:eystein.lund@sectoralarm.com
Mobile number: +47 906 02 127

Sector Alarm:
The Nordic security group Sector Alarm is a full-service provider of services in the field of safety and security for residential and business properties. Under the Sector Alarm brand, the company offers private homes and small businesses a safe environment in which to live and work.

The companies G4S and Turvatiimi are full-service providers of security solutions and cash handling for larger businesses and public organisations.

The Sector Alarm Group was founded in 1995 and has its head office in Oslo. Sector Alarm is the second biggest operator in the field of private homes and small businesses in Europe, has leading positions in Norway, Sweden and Finland, and is the market leader in Ireland. Before the acquisition in Finland, Sector Alarm had around 420,000 clients.