Physical Security M&A Activity in the First 2 Months of 2016 Set a Record Unlikely to be Surpassed

Memoori has been charting Merger and Acquisitions in the world of Physical Security Manufacturing for the last 15 years and whilst it has been a continual roller coaster ride during that time, we have never experienced before such a dramatic rise in value of deals as we have in the first two months of 2016. The total value of M&A expenditure reached $21.531 billion in 7 deals. This excludes the merger between ADT and Protection 1 for $6.9 billion because it does not fit within our definition of a Physical Security manufacturing business in the commercial market. To put this in perspective the average annual expenditure on M&A over the last fifteen years is around $5.09 billion, which is only around 24% of the investment made in just the first 2 months of 2016. As you can see from our graph above, the peak year of 2011 reached $9.847 billion, which is less than 50%. […]

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