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SERIAL ACQUIRER OF
FIRE AND SECURITY COMPANIES
IN THE MIDLANDS

Crystallising Value. Empowering Stakeholders. Exiting with a conscience.

If you business operates within a 30-mile radius of the Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham area

THE BUSINESS
ACQUISITION CRITERIA
Security Room

WHAT DO WE DO?

Apollo offers succession solutions to owner-managed companies specialising in the fire protection, intruder alarm, access control and CCTV sector in the Midlands.

LONG-TERM FOCUSED

Our investment time horizon is at least a decade.

Ideally we would like to hold onto a business forever.

This means that we will always place the long-term interest of the business ahead of everything else.

PEOPLE-ORIENTATED

People is the heart of every business.

We do not limit ourselves to the shareholder value maximisation theory, but instead we strive to increase the utility of every stakeholder of the business, be it employees, customers or the environment. 

AGILE AND ADAPTABLE

We are not bound by a rigid process.

Instead, we bring agility and flexibility into the transaction and the running of the business. We know your business might be very dear to your heart. We will work with you to achieve a mutually beneficial deal structure.

Surveillance Camera

ACQUISITION CRITERIA

  • Specialising in fire protection, intruder alarm, CCTV and access control installation and maintenance

  • Operating within a 30-mile radius of the Birmingham/Coventry/Leicester/Nottingham area

  • Turnover up to £3m per year

  • At least 30% of the revenue derived from maintenance and monitoring (M&M)

  • Diversified clientele without any key customer concentration

  • Retirement sale preferred but not essential

    If your business fits some of these criteria

WHAT WE BRING
TO THE TABLE

Capital

Market valuation based on multiple of the contract revenue base with proven liquid capital

Transparency

Locked box completion and all consideration paid in cash upfront (subject to due diligence)

Honesty

We will always communicate the truth with you in a timely manner

Transaction experience

To enable a smooth and hassle-free sale

Operational expertise

To integrate your business into an established platform

Growth platform

For the career development of your employees so that they all benefit from the sale

OUR FAMILY OF COMPANIES

Wilson Alarm Systems logo
Part of the family since 2022

Wilson Alarm Systems Limited is our platform and is one of the leading alarm companies covering the Leicester area as well as the wider East Midlands. Established in 1988, it prides itself on offering its customers with a personal, professional and friendly service throughout – from the initial consultation through to the system’s installation and further aftercare. 

The company had been well-managed by its 2 owners for the last two decades. The company was presented to us through a professional advisor. We made a satisfactory offer within 1 week, conducted due diligence in 3 weeks and completed the transaction within 3 months. In fact, we moved so quickly that the owners even managed to take a month-long vacation during the sale process!

 

At completion, one owner decided to retire while the other remained with the business to be part of its growth journey. All the staff were retained.

Moore Security Systems logo
Part of the family since 2023

In April 2023, following some very careful consideration, the directors Moore Security Systems Ltd, Christy and Peter Moore, decided to merge with Wilson Alarm Systems Limited (Wilson Alarms), a Leicester-based NSI Gold firm that employs similar first-rate customer care ethos to those that Moore Security System had previously prided themselves upon.

All customers of Moore Security System are expected to benefit from this transfer of business which has resulted in increases in both manpower and technical knowledge.

Integra Technology Soltions Logo
Part of the family since 2023

Integra Technology Solutions Ltd is a provider of advanced security and surveillance solutions based in Coventry. The company's products and services include CCTV systems, access control systems, and lock-down systems. Established since 1986 (previously known as DDD Security Systems Limited).

 

Apollo acquired Integra in April 2023 to facilitate the retirement of its shareholders.

A1 Security logo
Part of the family since 2023

A1 Security is the trading name of A1 Fire & Security Solutions Ltd. Based in Grantham, it provides fire, security and manned guarding services to customers in the surrounding counties.

 

Apollo acquired the trade assets and contracts of the fire and security division of A1 in August 2023, as part of its divestment strategy to enable its shareholders to focus on manned guarding.

Security Camera

ABOUT US

We are different from traditional trade buyers and private equity firms, so partnering with us means selling with a conscience.

PORTFOLIO
THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Hugo Van Vredenburch

HUGO VAN VREDENBURCH

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Hugo is a prominent conservationist and is currently the Chairman of Fauna & Flora International.

 

Prior to that, he was the Chairman of Interactive Investors, CEO of TMF Group and a Partner at Goldman Sachs.

 

He began his career as an analyst in Japan and subsequently as General Manager and CIO for Tokyo Pacific Holdings.

Chairman
Charles Jing

CHARLES JING

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Managing Director

Charles started his career at TMF Group, where he participated in strategic value enhancement and M&A projects to make tangible EBITDA improvements.

 

He then joined Cornerstone, a leading UK male care e-commerce company, as COO. During his tenure, he grew the business from £850k turnover in 2016 to £7m+ in 2019 and helped it to raise over £8m of VC funding.​

 

Charles is also a published novelist. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford.

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