M&A Deal Summary

ADT Acquires LifeShield

On February 11, 2019, ADT acquired safety/security company LifeShield from Hawk Capital Partners for 25M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is ADT’s 12th transaction in the Safety/Security sector.
  • This is ADT’s 6th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is ADT’s 13th transaction in the United States.
  • This is ADT’s 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-02-11
Target LifeShield
Sector Safety/Security
Buyer(s) ADT
Sellers(s) Hawk Capital Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 25M USD
Advisor(s) Peebles Kidder (Legal)

Target

LifeShield

Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
website
LifeShield LLC is a provider of wireless home security and alarm monitoring systems for purchase via their online website and sales contact center. LifeShield's home security systems are designed as a complete, self-installed, low-cost wireless home security kit intended to replace a professionally installed perimeter security system. LifeShield was founded in 2004 and is based in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

ADT

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1874
Sector Safety/Security
Employees22,000
Revenue 6.4B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
ADT's corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.
ADT's corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.

ADT is a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. ADT was incorporated in 1874 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 16 of 23
Sector (Safety/Security) 12 of 16
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 14 of 21
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 13 of 20
Year (2019) 2 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-01-10 Advanced Cabling Systems

North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Advanced Cabling Systems is a technology integration company. Advanced Cabling Systems specializing in the installation and service of integrated systems including structured cabling, fire alarm systems, audio/video, CCTV, access control, intrusion detection, intercom/paging systems, nurse call and infant protection systems. Advanced Cabling Systems was founded in 1997 and is based in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-09-11 Systems Group

Denver, Colorado, United States

Systems Group is one of the largest providers of commercial fire alarm detection, installation, inspection, and maintenance services in Colorado. Systems Group specializes in the professional installation and service of integrated fire alarm, fire sprinkler, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and mass notification systems for some of the most recognizable commercial and industrial clients in the Rocky Mountain region.

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Seller(S) 1

DESCRIPTION

Hawk Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control investments in lower middle-market companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. Hawk Capital target profitable ($1 to $8 million of EBITDA) with up to $40 million in revenue. Sectors of interest include distribution, food/bevearge, consumer goods, marketing, manufacturing, business services, energy services, and financial/leasing services. Hawk Capital Partners was formed in 2014 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 1
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 2
Year (2019) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-07-27 LifeShield

Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States

LifeShield LLC is a provider of wireless home security and alarm monitoring systems for purchase via their online website and sales contact center. LifeShield's home security systems are designed as a complete, self-installed, low-cost wireless home security kit intended to replace a professionally installed perimeter security system. LifeShield was founded in 2004 and is based in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-08-20 Capital Waste Services

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Capital Waste Services is a regional provider of solid waste hauling services for residential, commercial, and industrial waste generators. The Company currently services sections of Richland and Lexington County under long-term municipal contracts as well as over 3,300 commercial and industrial waste customers. Capital Waste Services is based in Columbia, South Carolina.

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