Global law firm White & Case has advised funds advised by Triton on the acquisition of ACRE, a leading end-to-end security solutions provider.
“Our role advising Triton on its acquisition of ACRE follows its successful sale of DSI Underground at the end of 2020, on which we also advised, and demonstrated the strengths of our transatlantic capabilities,” says White & Case partner Ian Bagshaw, who led the Firm’s deal team.
Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses with a strong European heritage.
ACRE provides security systems for access control and intrusion detection as well as innovative video solutions with a communication networking and intelligent appliance portfolio. Since its formation in 2012, ACRE has played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of security technology initiatives on a global scale. It now employs approximately 325 employees in more than 25 countries and operates the Vanderbilt, RS2, Open Options, ComNet, and Razberi brands. The investment by Triton will bring industry expertise and additional capital to support ACRE’s continued innovation and proven buy & build strategy.
The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Ian Bagshaw (London) and included partners Oliver Brahmst, Frank Lupinacci, Henrik Patel and Justin Wagstaff (all New York) and associates Ben von Maur, James Richards and James Charteris-Black (all London), Adam Plotkin, Brian Fetterolf, DeVoia Stewart, Caroline Cima, Demian von Poelnitz and Julia Feng (all New York) and Iris Ma (Los Angeles).