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A source tells SSI the security giant has not entered into a sale process although ownership is exploring a range of options, including an IPO.


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It doesn't matter how big a security company is: there are lessons each one can learn from Monday's Tyco-Johnson Controls merger. It's been said that all companies are for sale at all times, it's simply the price that hasn't been established. Peter Giacalone · January 28, 2016

Tyco International and Johnson Controls announced on Monday they plan to merge the two companies in a deal worth reportedly $20 billion. The deal brings together two of the most prominent security and fire/life safety firms with a combined annual revenue of $32 billion. SSI Staff · January 27, 2016

Thomas McConnell, director of Denver-based Headwaters MB believes, Tyco could have been shopped more broadly. It merged with Johnson Controls (JCI) on Monday in a $20 billion deal. Rodney Bosch · January 26, 2016

Alarm Detection Systems of Aurora, Ill., has made its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of Colorado-based Safe Systems. SSI Staff · September 01, 2015

Security industry experts discuss Apollo Global Management's acquisition of Protection 1 and ASG Security. Rodney Bosch · June 04, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission has halted the review on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger for the third time since plans to merge the company were announced last February. The federal agency also paused another merger involving AT&T and DirecTV. SSI Staff · March 16, 2015

Overall, publicly traded companies across the electronic security industry experienced positive performance throughout 2014, similar to the previous year. Our annual overview of security stocks and financial health fleshes out current trends driving — and challenging — the marketplace and its practitioners. Rodney Bosch · February 04, 2015

A source tells SSI the security giant has not entered into a sale process although ownership is exploring a range of options, including an IPO. Rodney Bosch · August 06, 2014

Publically traded security firms experienced a mostly tumultuous 2012 before staging a strong stock recovery, closing the year well positioned relative to major U.S. indexes. Industry participants remain hopeful the market can hold onto its Q4 gains. January 31, 2013

Linear, a provider of access control and other security systems, will consolidate the operations of Secure Wireless Inc., a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver manufacturer. August 26, 2012




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