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Protect America sold to group led by Rockbridge Growth Equity

Imperial Capital has closed of the sale of Protect America, a provider of self-installed monitored alarm systems, to an investor group led by Rockbridge Growth Equity.

Imperial Capital acted as exclusive financial adviser to Protect America and helped arrange the senior financing.

Rockbridge Growth Equity was lead equity sponsor along with Falcon Investments and Protect America founder Thad Paschall.

CapitalSource Bank led the senior financing syndicate which included Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

Protect America was established in 1992 and is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in the US. Headquartered near Austin, Texas, Protect America has expanded over the past 17 years to provide residential security to any credit-worthy homeowner in the US.

"Imperial Capital provided excellent advice and guidance through their expertise in merger and acquisition execution and deep knowledge of the Security industry," says Protect America founder Thad Paschall.

"We are tremendously excited to be investing with Protect America’s talented management team. We believe Protect America is a leading force behind the next generation of home security systems and we look forward to helping the Company become an industry leader," says Rockbridge Growth Equity partner Kevin Prokop (pictured).

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