AFI acquires majority interest in U.S.-based firm
By Canadian SecurityNews Retail
Milton, Ont.-based AFI has acquired a majority interest in U.S.-based International Management Assistance Corporation (IMAC).
The merger of the Canadian and U.S. companies marks the formation of a single source provider of labour dispute and business continuity services.
"After 18 years of cross border business relations, we jointly decided
that this acquisition was the best way to provide the unparalleled and
consistent services our clients had been asking for” says AFI’s
President and CEO Darrell Parsons."
AFI says the integration of the two companies answers their
corporate client’s needs for a greater breadth of services for business
operations located in both Canada and the United States. The new entity
will mean a consistent corporate culture, increased choice and a more
cohesive range of security services across the continent.
"With the commonality of our clientele and the increased pressure to
expand our operations into more countries, it only made sense to come
together with IMAC: the biggest provider of labour dispute services
south of the border,” says AFI International’s Chief Operating Officer,
"With this acquisition, we’re able to unify our joint client-focused
cultures and ensure our customers receive service satisfaction,
regardless of their geographic location or specialized requirements."
"Looking at it strategically, the decision just made sense, especially
given our shared business ethics, market direction and focus on
unparalleled service," says IMAC security service’s President and CEO
We look forward to a productive future together as the undisputed North American leaders in our specialized field."
AFI International provides security, risk management, business
continuity and investigative services to protect people and property
both during labour disruption and regular business operations. AFI also
offers pre-crisis planning and security solutions to businesses.
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