|April 19, 2017 – Chicago, IL – LaSalle Capital (“LaSalle”) and its portfolio company, United American Security (“UAS”), are pleased to announce the acquisitions of Florida State Security Services, Inc. (“Florida State”) and Top Gun Security & Investigations (“Top Gun”).
Florida State was founded in 1996 in West Palm Beach, Florida by Mitch Price and provides uniformed, unarmed security services to customers in southeast Florida. The customer footprint of Florida State closely mirrors that of UAS’ current West Palm Beach office, with commercial property and home owner association accounts making up the majority of the business.
Top Gun was founded in 2010 by Jeffrey and Rebecca Moore and is headquartered in Houston, TX, with additional offices in Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Top Gun provides uniformed security services to a diverse client base of homeowner associations, retail stores, hotels, industrial facilities and schools.
The acquisitions of Florida State and Top Gun (the seventeenth and eighteenth completed by UAS since its formation in April 2010) strengthen UAS’ presence in the growing Southern and Southwest markets. “The addition of Florida State and Top Gun add scale to two of our fastest growing regions at UAS. We are very excited to work with both teams to align our companies in a single goal of delivering the best security services,” stated Stephen Levine, CEO of UAS.
If you have questions regarding this acquisition or would like to discuss other opportunities in the security guard services industry, please contact Kelly Cornelis or Nick Christopher of LaSalle Capital at (312) 236-7041.
About LaSalle Capital
LaSalle Capital is a leading private equity firm with extensive experience in the lower middle market. We currently manage two funds totaling over $330 million in capital. We have a proven track record of partnering with management teams to increase value in our companies by providing strategic operating focus and driving growth organically and through acquisitions. We have domain expertise and investment focus in two industry sectors: food and beverage and technology-enabled business services.