Imperial Capital announced the closing of the sale of Protect America, Inc., a direct-to-consumer provider of self-installed monitored alarm systems. Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC was the lead equity sponsor, along with Falcon Investments LLC and Protect America Founder Thad Paschall. CapitalSource Bank led the senior financing syndicate, which included Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
Headquartered near Austin, Texas, Protect America was established in 1992 and has expanded over the past 17 years, providing residential security to any credit-worthy homeowner in the U.S. The company was ranked 12th in the 2009 SDM 100 list of largest alarm dealers in the United States.
“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,” said Kevin Prokop, Rockbridge Growth equity partner.