La Patria, a portfolio company of A&M Capital Europe (“AMCE”), a London based middle-market Private Equity firm managing €650 million of equity capital, has acquired Vigilanza Sevi (“SEVI” or the “Company”), an Italian provider of alarm and security surveillance services.
SEVI is highly complementary to La Patria in terms of positioning, service offering, and geographic presence. The combination will further bolster La Patria’s scale in Northern Italy, allow SEVI to benefit from the targeted communication and technology investments La Patria has made to date, and create a market leading alarm monitoring business know for its service quality and technological capabilities.
AMCE was advised by Equita K Finance (the Italian partner of Clairfield International and part of Equita Group) as M&A advisor, by KPMG for the financial and fiscal due diligence and by the firm Hi.lex for the legal and contractual aspects.
The seller was assisted by Matteo Tiezzi for accounting and tax matters and by Vittorio Giovanardi for legal and contractual matters.
Founded in 1981, Vigilanza Sevi is a heritage alarm and security surveillance services provider in Northern Italy offering its primarily SME customer base with subscription based remote alarm monitoring and patrolling services. SEVI has built a trusted brand by offering a high-quality service. The Company has been owned and controlled by the Montorsi family who through the transaction process built a strong relationship with both AMCE and La Patria and came to appreciate the multitude of benefits of being part of a larger organisation.
Founded in 1950, La Patria is a best-in-class alarm monitoring security firm which differentiates itself through its high value-add technology enabled alarm service, combined with rapid response manned patrolling intervention. La Patria provides B2B (~80%) and B2C (~20%) security solutions to more than 12,000 clients across a wide range of end-markets throughout Northern Italy. Today, La Patria is a leader in the Italian market with a heritage brand which is consistently recognised for its best-in-class service quality and technology. La Patria alongside AMCE will continue to explore partnership opportunities and acquisitions in an effort to create the market leader in alarm monitoring services.
AMCE is a London based, operationally focused European middle-market Private Equity firm. AMCE Fund I currently manages €650 million of committed capital and is part of A&M Capital, the global mid-market private equity firm managing in excess of €3 billion of capital. AMCE has an association with Alvarez & Marsal consulting (“A&M”) that enables AMCE to access the world class operational expertise of A&M’s almost 4,500 consultants across A&M’s 23 European offices and 65 offices globally.