Twenty-three years ago, conference sponsors Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Barnes Associates recognized the need within the security alarm industry for more financing sources, and have been instrumental in creating a conference where members of t he lending and investment community have the opportunity to meet with, and learn from, the industry’s leaders. The conference format consists of a combination of panel discussions and presentations by industry leaders, with an emphasis on exploring new trends and opportunities within the industry. Simply put, this is a deal conference where investors, lenders, borrowers, buyers and sellers can efficiently network in a relaxed setting. Read on for more information about the conference sponsors.

Barnes Associates, Inc.

Barnes Associates is a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in providing financing, acquisition, divestiture and valuation services to the security alarm industry. Since 1986, the firm has been involved in more than 275 alarm company acquisitions and financings with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $28 billion. Barnes Associates has also developed a significant benchmarking program. In connection with this activity, the firm has assembled an extensive database of alarm company performance results, and has pioneered several analysis techniques now widely used in the industry.

For more information about Barnes Associates, please contact:

Mike Barnes
(p) (636) 519-1905c
Mark Gronowski
(p) (630) 257-0513

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 500 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing in 17 offices throughout the United States, with offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Firm’s Security Alarm Group, with more than a dozen lawyers in the firm’s Pittsburgh, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Charlotte and San Diego offices, has a well-established practice in the security alarm industry. The practice is multi-faceted and includes the representation of lenders, equity sponsors and security companies. In connection with our representation of security companies, we work with a wide variety of clients on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, tax planning, licensing, litigation, employment law, customer contracts, data privacy and cybersecurity, and other day-to-day concerns. Our lawyers have been involved in hundreds of industry transactions with a value in the billions.

For more information about Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, please contact:

Bryan Lawrence
(p) (412) 562-8830
Hugh Van der Veer
(p) (412) 562-8877
Mary Ann Dunham
(p) (412) 562-1374