Security

Exploring M&A Trends in the Physical Security Market

The total annual value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the physical security industry over the last 15 years has been very volatile. In the peak years there was always at least one major acquisition, often two, with a value of between $2 billion and $16 billion, exaggerating the contrast with low-M&A trough years. While these peak years do not necessarily coincide with an increase of general trading figures, the extended trough years do reflect lower sales, as we have seen in recent years. 2021, however, bucked the declining trend with record breaking M&A value and a sharp increase in the number of deals. “Over the last 8 years, external companies, excluding private equity organizations, lost their appetite for acquiring physical security companies and we have not registered any acquisitions from companies outside the security business, apart from Private Equity companies, in the last 3 years,” explains our physical security market report covering 2021-2026. “2021 bucks […]

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