G4S plc

The Manor Manor Royal,
Crawley, RH10 9UN
United Kingdom,
+44 (0) 20 8770 7000

G4S plc is a global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Company mission is to create material, sustainable value for customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of markets.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 31 - - - - - 31
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $84M $84M

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Largest Global Solutions Ltd.
$546M (2008-12-18)
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Largest G4s Cash Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
$84M (2014-01-17)

G4S was acquired by FIMI Opportunity Funds on December 02, 2016.

G4S has acquired 32 companies of its own. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

G4S’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Global Solutions for $546M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold G4s Cash Solutions to Garda World Security for $84M. G4S has acquired in 6 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include safety/security (39%) and business services (30%).

When analyzing the safety/security sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 74 safety/security companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 13 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic safety/security acquirer over the past 3 years is Convergint Technologies, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the safety/security sector over the past 3 years is Audax Private Equity with 3 platform acquisitions.

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