SAMMYs Winner The COMM Group Acquired by ISR Solutions


The COMM Group, winner of the HREF=>2004 SAMMYs
grand prize for Best Integrated Commercial/Industrial
Installation of the Year
, has been acquired by
electronic security integrator ISR Solutions. The terms of
the deal have not been disclosed.

In business since 1997, The COMM Group designs and installs
electronic systems for such high-profile clients as the
Mellon Arena, the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh
Int’l Airport. COMM’s security installation for the
Pittsburgh Public School System’s Performing and Creative
Arts (CAPA) school earned it recognition by Security
Sales & Integration
during its 9th annual Sales and
Marketing (SAMMY) Awards gala on March 30 in Las Vegas. The
CAPA installation will be profiled in the July issue of

ISR, based in Chantilly, Va., specializes in integrating,
designing and installing security systems for commercial
and government clients nationwide. ISR CEO Joe Costa says
COMM Group will expand the reach of his company. “The COMM
Group has a great reputation in the industry, a proven
management team and an excellent customer base,” he says.

As part of the acquisition, ISR has announced an $11
million equity investment led by existing investors,
Carlyle Venture Partners, the venture arm of The Carlyle
Group, and Fairfax Partners. The new funding will be used
to fund the acquisition and future growth initiatives for
the company.

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