Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:

Date:
September 2021
Company:
MSA Security
Description:
Has agreed to be acquired by Allied Universal
Sector(s):
Technology & Services
Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to MSA Security on this transaction

MSA Security ("MSA"), a portfolio company of GreyLion Capital (“GreyLion”), has recently entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Allied Universal. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Founded in 1987, MSA mitigates threats with world-class solutions and expertise to protect personnel and property offering peace of mind. With revenue approaching $200 million, MSA leads the security industry in explosive mitigation utilizing nearly 700 Explosive Detection Canine teams deployed around the world. MSA's full suite of services goes on to include specialized armed and unarmed security operatives, 24/7 strategic threat monitoring, specialized investigations, security training and security consulting. MSA is headquartered in New York, New York.

GreyLion focuses on investing in high-growth businesses in the lower middle market. GreyLion seeks to partner with existing owners and management teams across the industrial, consumer, healthcare, software and services sectors to deliver capital in tailored and flexible minority and control structures. GreyLion invests $25-$125 million of capital per investment, primarily within the United States, and currently manages private equity funds with aggregate commitments of $1.7 billion. GreyLion is headquartered in New York, New York.

Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company with revenues of $18 billion, provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver tailored, integrated security solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Through its vast network of more than 800,000 employees, Allied Universal leverages global best practices in communities all over the world. Allied Universal is based in Santa Ana, California.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Chris Carlevato +1-414-298-5019
Todd Noffke +1-312-609-7006
Peter Kies +1-414-765-7262
Les Cheek +1-617-426-5789
Jean Stack +1-703-394-1831
John Song +1-703-394-1832