September 21, 2021
Allied Universal®, a global security and facility services company, has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based MSA Security (MSA) from GreyLion, a middle market private equity firm focused on investing in leading high-growth businesses. MSA is a provider of comprehensive threat protection solutions to clients nationwide including K9 security services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Latham & Watkins advises MSA Security in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Boston partner Ryan McCarthy, with associates John Miller, Gloria Ring, and Andrew Rondeau. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Grace Lee, with Boston associate Jeremiah Cowen; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Austin Ozawa, with associate Anne Bracaglia; on data and technology transactional matters by Boston partner Sarah Gagan, with associate Deborah Hinck; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Ian Conner and counsel Patrick English; on government contract matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Kyle Jefcoat; anti-corruption matters by Washington, D.C. partner Joseph Bargnesi; on finance matters by New York partner Josh Tinkelman, with associate Sonja Pollack; and on labor and employment matters by Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas.