Robert H. Perry & Associates Inc. has released a white paper on the contract security market. This fifteenth annual white paper is a must-read for owners of contract security companies, as well as private equity groups looking to make investments in this growing industry.

Again this year, the white paper highlights the world leaders in security, as well as their smaller competitors and the investments they are making in changing the way the next generation of security companies are meeting the increasing security needs of their customers as well as the general public.

It provides the most current information on:

  • The overall market
    • The revenue and growth
    • The number of companies and employees
    • The future — tailwinds and headwinds
  • The profits and margins — how much the security companies make and what they're doing to combat the added cost resulting from the shortage of labor
  • The most notable mergers and acquisitions in the industry over the past 19-months — the size of the companies and prices paid
  • The direction of the multiples — what companies are selling for now and what to expect in the future

The full white paper can be accessed here.