DFENDUS offers established security companies the opportunity to become part of Canada's integrated security leader, while owners are able to secure the value of their business today.
DFENDUS Partners share the same operational foundations for success:
The DFENDUS Partnership Philosophy is the guiding principle of our acquisition strategy. It is the foundation upon which great relationships have grown and prospered.
An Approach That is Aligned with You.
Successful management teams choose DFENDUS as a preferred partner because we share the same entrepreneurial values and can provide the resources and strategic capabilities to accelerate growth and take their businesses to the next level. Our operating partners retain control of the day-to-day frontline decision-making in their business while maintaining an equity stake in their future growth. Our successful track record has set industry leading benchmarks in terms of value appreciation and partner retention across our two service platforms.
The Four Pillars of Partnership
We focus on four attributes of partnership that represent our approach to successful value creation.
Our business leaders own an equity stake in the business that they run on a day-to-day basis. Partners participate financially in the long-term growth of operations and remain responsible for front line decision-making.
We operate in a decentralized manner, trusting the day-to-day decisions to the people on the front line. We do this with confidence, because each of our service lines is operated by a proven management team that is aligned with the DFENDUS approach to business.
We create value for our shareholders and partners by providing:
- Strategic leadership, advice and counsel;
- Sourcing and execution of accretive acquisition opportunities;
- Leveraging our scale, experience and infrastructure to create value;
- Introducing cross selling opportunities to grow the business; and
- Sharing of best practices across platforms.
Unlike typical financial investors and private equity firms, DFENDUS does not have a fixed time investment horizon. We are a builder of businesses and are looking to buy and create value in our businesses over the long term. We continually invest in our businesses by providing growth or acquisition capital to capitalize on opportunities and realize potential.
August 2018 | Fire & Security Centre
Fire & Security brings a 35-year history of successfully serving the fire and security needs of Northwestern Ontario. Fire & Security’s strong presence in the commercial fire protection space, combined with its alarm and security systems portfolio in Northern Ontario, will be a strong complement to DFENDUS’ expanding offering.
June 2018 | Actron Security Systems
Actron is a premier provider of integrated security, surveillance and access control systems and services in the Greater Toronto Area. With over 30 years’ experience in placement, installation and technical support of the various security and surveillance products, Actron has become a recognized leader in security integration, known for exceptional customer service and satisfaction.
December 2017 | Inforce Security
Founded in 2005 Inforce Security Corp. is a progressive security systems integrator providing highly technical solutions for valued clients in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. The company markets and supports an extensive range of surveillance cameras, digital video recording solutions and intrusion alarms.