MSA Is Acquired by Allied Universal

Technology & Services

MSA, a portfolio companu of GreyLion, acquisition by Allied Universal


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.

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to MSA Security on this transaction.


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.
Technology & Services

MSA, a portfolio companu of GreyLion, acquisition by Allied Universal

September 2021
MSA Security
M&A - Sellside
Technology & Services
Aerospace & Defense
Facility, Industrial, Residential & Environmental Services
Government & Defense
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America