Bologna, Italy – La Patria, a portfolio company of A&M Capital Europe (“AMCE”), a London based middle-market private equity firm with assets under management of €650 million, has acquired Vigilanza Sevi S.r.l. (“SEVI” or the “Company”), an Italian provider of alarm and security surveillance services.
Founded in 1981, SEVI is a heritage alarm and security surveillance services provider in Northern Italy offering its primarily SME customer base with subscription based remote alarm monitoring and patrolling services. SEVI has built a trusted brand by offering a high-quality service. The Company has been owned and controlled by the Montorsi family who through the transaction process built a strong relationship with both AMCE and La Patria and came to appreciate the multitude of benefits of being part of a larger organisation.
SEVI is highly complementary to La Patria in terms of positioning, service offering, and geographic presence. The combination will further bolster La Patria’s scale in Northern Italy, allow SEVI to benefit from the targeted communication and technology investments La Patria has made to date, and create a market leading alarm monitoring business known for its service quality and technological capabilities.
AMCE was advised by Equita K Finance with Silverio Davoli as senior advisor.
About La Patria:
Founded in 1950, La Patria is a best-in-class alarm monitoring security firm which differentiates itself through its high value-add technology enabled alarm service, combined with rapid response manned patrolling intervention. La Patria provides B2B (~80%) and B2C (~20%) security solutions to more than 12,000 clients across a wide range of end-markets throughout Northern Italy. Today, La Patria is a leader in the Italian market with a heritage brand which is consistently recognised for its best-in-class service quality and technology. La Patria alongside AMCE will continue to explore partnership opportunities and acquisitions in an effort to create the market leader in alarm monitoring services.
About A&M Capital Europe:
A&M Capital Europe is a London based, operationally focused European middle-market private equity firm. AMCE Fund I, with assets under management of €650 million, is part of Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“AMC”), a global middle-market multi-strategy private equity investment firm with over $3.0 billion in total assets under management across four funds and three investment strategies, which maintains a strategic association with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), one of the largest operationally-focused advisory firms. This strategic relationship enables AMC to access the world class operational expertise of A&M’s approximately 5,000 professionals across A&M’s 23 European offices and 66 offices globally.