Your security or fire safety company could be the next big acquisition success story in this thriving market…

Threats from criminal activity are on the rise. Regulations around fire safety are becoming more stringent. Organisations across a wide range of industries are investing more readily in keeping their employees and customers safe from dangers such as terror attacks, fire and theft.

From offices to shopping centres, transport hubs to universities, and hospitals to entertainment venues – protection is a priority. Surveillance equipment, security and access control systems, fire alarms and fire protection equipment are high on their procurement list. Homeowners, too, are becoming increasingly vigilant about security and safety in their property.

So, if you own a business that offers products and services linked to security and/or fire safety, it would be wise to get exit ready. That way, when forward-thinking acquirers approach you and ask to buy your business, you’ll be prepared. Or, if you want to take your business to market, you’ll be in prime position to command the optimum price.

More reasons why it’s the right time to sell your security or fire safety business

A report from Ibis World about security system services in the UK estimates that over the five years through 2019-20, revenue is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 12.5%, reaching just shy of £1.6 billion.

Security and fire safety businesses are hot prospects for acquirers because:

  • public concern over terrorism and crime is driving ongoing demand for safety and security services
  • organisations across the private and public sector are expected to demonstrate an increasing duty of care to those that use their sites
  • government authorities are outsourcing security services to specialist contractors to alleviate the public’s concern regarding security and improve efficiency
  • more and more consumers are seeking security, surveillance and fire safety products and services to try and reduce their home insurance premiums
  • security/fire safety will remain a safe opportunity for investors because its essential nature makes it immune to economic volatility e.g. because of Brexit
  • total recorded crime is only expected to increase, boosting demand in these sectors for years to come and making acquisitions in this sector attractive long-term investments
  • the increased evolution of technology-orientated services (as opposed to manned guarding, for example) reduces overheads and further supports profitability
  • revenue is expected to reach £1.9 billion by 2024

Take the first step to preparing your security or fire safety business for sale

Entrepreneurs Hub can get you ready to make the most of potential opportunities in the security and fire safety sector – creating a strong proposition that will help you find a suitable buyer and sell for maximum value.

Book a free Shareholder Evaluation Session with an Entrepreneurs Hub Director where we will:

  • provide an independent view of your security or fire safety business, with no obligation and in the strictest confidence
  • review your business for saleability
  • identify any barriers to growth and exit
  • discuss valuation methodologies and current models for valuing your security or fire safety company
  • talk through your exit plans and options
  • supply a highly valuable Entrepreneurs Hub Shareholder Options Report

The confidential meeting can be at your offices, one of ours or at another suitable location.

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Our corporate finance advisors have the specialist expertise required to help you sell your security or fire safety business successfully.

“Partnering with Entrepreneurs Hub added significant value to the business and helped us achieve our goal – finding the perfect acquirer for our business.

”I’m so pleased we chose them to navigate and support us through the preparation and exit journey and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business owner who is looking to exit their business in the future.”

-Darrel Jones, Managing Director, Elite Fire Protection

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