International security solutions group G4S today announced the acquisition of Adesta LLC and Adesta LP from McCarthy Group Incorporated and a group of senior management employees for a total cash consideration of $66 million. Adesta, SDM’s 2008 Systems Integrator of the Year, had revenues of $92 million in 2008.
Adesta, which is also ranked no. 15 on SDM’s 2009 Top Systems Integrators Report, is based in Omaha, Neb., and provides systems integration and project management services for integrated security systems and communication networks. The company focuses on electronic and physical security solutions, installations and upgrades for seaports, government facilities and other infrastructure, along with offering networks for voice, data and video applications. Adesta has more than 20 years of experience in the deployment of fiber and wireless technologies for public safety communications, ITS applications, physical security and video surveillance, and broadband communications networks used to carry video sensor, access control and other security related data.
"As a leading systems integrator in the design and operation of security systems and command and control centers for government and regulated sectors, the Adesta acquisition is an important strategic step to deliver advanced secure solutions ... to US seaports, where Adesta has an impressive market penetration, and extend this to chemical/petrochemical site security and other critical infrastructure," said Keith Whitelock, president, G4S Technology North America.
"We are very excited and pleased with the acquisitions by G4S," said Bob Sommerfeld, president of Adesta. "The combination of innovative technologies and single-source total security solutions will provide customers with ground-breaking services and alternatives never available before."
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.