Securitas completes the acquisition of STANLEY Security and Healthcare – accelerating its ambition to become an outstanding global security solutions partner

The highly anticipated acquisition of STANLEY Security and Healthcare accelerates Securitas’ transformation journey toward technology-based solutions and its ambition to position itself as an outstanding global security and safety partner that helps make the world a safer place.

Securitas accelerates its transition toward technology-based solutions
The company significantly strengthens its technology and expertise in key markets and the acquisition enables Securitas to become a stronger business partner to support its clients globally
Together with STANLEY Security and Healthcare, Securitas will be able to provide a complementary offering across the security services value chain to seamlessly support its clients’ businesses
The combined business will be called Securitas Technology
Significant commercial synergy opportunities with 500,000 existing clients, in addition to new clients
Approximately 50% of Securitas profit contribution is expected to be generated through higher-margin technology and solutions sales
The acquisition supports Securitas’ strategy, adds resilience and creates a significant platform for innovation as the company has the ambition to drive and redefine the future of the security industry.
On December 8, 2021, Securitas announced it had signed an agreement to acquire the Electronic Security Solutions business from Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (“STANLEY Security”). Following customary regulatory approvals, the acquisition is now complete and the joint potential of the two businesses is unleashed.

Securitas holds a strong position within the security services market today and has continuously built a robust platform within the technology and solutions area to meet the increasing demand for smarter, innovative, technology-based security solutions.

Strategic acquisitions in recent years, combined with efficient business transformation programmes and the acquisition of STANLEY Security, enable Securitas’ ambition to emerge as an exceptional player in the security industry.

The core of Securitas’ value proposition and growth strategy is a strong belief that the future of security is built on global presence, connected technology and intelligent use of data. By offering and combining these three assets with a holistic approach across the whole security services value chain, Securitas can position itself as an outstanding partner for its clients across the globe.

“We see an increasing client demand to complement our guarding and consulting offering with technology-based solutions. As global challenges evolve rapidly, safety and security solutions are essential to helping organisations protect their people, safeguard their assets and optimise their operations. Together with STANLEY Security and Healthcare, we are able to drive and redefine the future of the security industry​ by providing a broad portfolio of integrated tech-enabled solutions that help our clients focus on managing their core business,” says Magnus Ahlqvist, President and CEO.

STANLEY Security has an inspiring 30-year history of protecting its clients worldwide through a portfolio of tech-enabled security services. The company is trusted by customers across the globe for its innovative SaaS technology, seamless installation and integration, reliable maintenance, 24/7 monitoring and insightful analytics. Today, STANLEY Security is recognised as a provider of tech-enabled security services, with approximately 8000 employees and 200 locations, including 16 monitoring centres, in the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Securitas is on the path to achieving its ambition of becoming a stronger business partner that provides holistic and integrated solutions with outstanding quality and value to its clients. To achieve this, technology is key and enables smarter security services and innovative solutions, from on-site services to advanced monitoring, comprehensive risk prediction and advisory services. Joining forces with STANLEY Security enables Securitas to accelerate growth and build a strong innovation pipeline geared toward the advanced security needs of the future. With over 500,000 existing, as well as new clients, we anticipate significant commercial opportunities.

“Bringing together our two great companies is an industry-defining event and going forward approximately 50% of our profit contribution is expected to be generated through higher-margin technology and solutions sales. Combining our talent and expertise sets us up for stronger growth and gives us great confidence for the future. Our shared values and high sustainability ambitions enable us to utilise our potential to provide tech-enabled security solutions that create long-term value for our clients, our shareholders and the society at large,” concludes Ahlqvist.

Shaun Kennedy, Country President, Securitas UK, agrees. “We are extremely excited to unite with STANLEY Security in the UK and combine the skills and expertise of our industry-leading technology teams. Whether it’s a small local business enterprise or a large-scale multi-national corporate, organisations of today require advanced safety and security solutions to power their progress. Coming together with STANLEY Security enables us to further expand our footprint and use our combined capabilities to better serve these organisations today and in the future.”