AFS negotiates recent deals for Protection 1

Oct. 5, 2012
Company helped national dealer acquire Las Cruces, N.M.-based Central Alarm

September 25, 2012 – ALBANY, NEW YORK – Acquisition & Funding Services (AFS), a mergers and acquisitions specialist firm in the alarm and security sector – one that has handled more than $200 million in mergers –recently negotiated the deals for Protection 1, the second-largest home security company in the nation, to grow its commercial/national accounts division with the purchase of two commercial security companies.

Acquisition & Funding Services, headed by president and owner Rory Russell, helped Protection 1 purchase Central Alarm (a 55 percent commercial company) of Las Cruces, NM.

Acquisition & Funding Services (AFS) has handled more than $200 million in mergers, acquisitions and financing for security alarm, fire, burglary and integration companies since its founding by Russell in 1996. Sell to us or our buyers. We buy any size company or accounts throughout the United States of America.

“Smart companies are expanding their footprints through the acquisition of smaller companies,” Russell said. “But they’re also ensuring these acquisitions are with firms that are integrating services including security services, cctv, access control, fire installation, inspection and monitoring.

“You must have the right affiliations with the right industry leaders who understand and are alert to this dynamic marketplace,” Russell continued. Russell’s experience includes owner of Empire Security, the largest regional security company in the Northeast under his watch. The company regularly handled millions in annual sales and installations under Russell’s leadership.

Companies interested in learning more about how Russell and Acquisition & Funding Services can help them grow through the acquisition or merger with the right companies may take advantage of Russell’s offer of his firm’s “No Obligation Business Valuation” by contacting him at (800) 354-FUND (800-354-3863). Learn more at the AFS website at