Securitas acquires security consulting company in Sweden
Securitas has acquired 51 percent of the shares in Seccredo, a consulting company performing crisis management and risk- and security services in Sweden.
Seccredo, with annual sales of approximately MSEK 25 (MEUR 2.5) and approximately 20 employees, is a leading Swedish consulting firm in the field of highly qualified risk, crises and security investigations and services. The company assists customers with preventing, controlling and mitigating disturbances and losses in organization, operations and of assets. The customers represent a broad cross section of leading brands from both the private and public sector including insurance, bank and finance, manufacturing, energy, media, pharmaceuticals, food, transport, services and the authorities, municipalities and enterprises of the public sector. Seccredo is represented in several offices in Sweden and abroad. Securitas President and CEO Alf Göransson will serve as chairman of the board of Directors of Seccredo. The acquisition is consolidated in Securitas AB as of January 1, 2010. This press release is also available at: www.securitas.com Information: Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Securitas AB, phone +46 10 470 3011 or mobile +46 70 287 8662 Securitas is a knowledge leader in security. By focusing on providing security solutions to fit each customer's needs, Securitas has achieved sustainable growth and profitability in 40 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Everywhere from small stores to airports, our 240,000 employees are making a difference. Securitas AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 10.00 (CET) on March 1, 2010.