King-Reed and Canpro Global announce merger
By Canadian SecurityNews Retail
The new organization, Canpro King‐Reed LP, with combined annual revenues in excess of $40 million, becomes the dominant service provider in its field. Chairman of the Board, Brian D. King, and President and CEO, Robert Burns, in a joint announcement said, “We now blanket the country from coast to coast and our clients get the broadest range of services in the industry. It’s a perfect fit.”
The combined firm will deliver uniform reporting and methodology and the ease of a single point of contact for national coverage. Clients will now have access to expanded technology, geographic coverage, resources and industry specialists across Canada and in some international locations.
Client services include Investigations, Security and Risk Consulting, Pre‐employment Screening, Occupational Health & Safety, and Labour Risk Management.
“King‐Reed established itself over 27 years as the premier service provider in Eastern Canada. This merger allows us to ensure our clients that same level of service across the country,” said Brian D. King, Chairman of the Board.
President and CEO, Robert Burns, stated, “Canpro and King‐Reed have been working co‐operatively for 15 years.Becoming a single national service provider is the natural next step in our evolution. I’m totally excited about the opportunities this creates for our clients.”
Canpro King‐Reed combined includes over 450 professionals in 23 locations across Canada and abroad. Client sectors include government, corporate, financial, legal, extractive and insurance industries.
The merger is the result of the private equity investment in both firms by Granite Global Solutions. “Granite Global Solutions is proud to have facilitated bringing together these two great Canadian success stories that complement each other perfectly and can seamlessly continue to grow and develop in new and existing markets.” said Murray Wallace, President & CEO, Granite Global Solutions.
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