Grant Thornton advises Profile Security Group Profile Security Group has been sold to OCS Security Limited

December 2023
Profile Security Group
OCS Security Limited
Adviser to Profile Security Group on their sale to OCS Security Limited
Grant Thornton team
  • Usman Malik
    Usman Malik
    Head of Business services, Corporate Finance Advisory
  • Chris Thompson
    Chris Thompson
    Associate Director, Corporate Finance Advisory
Corporate finance
Sell side

We are delighted to have advised Profile Security Group on their sale to OCS Security Limited

Profile Security was founded in the early 80s and has grown to become a leading full-service security provider with a national presence. The business operates across a wide range of sectors and has a diverse customer base.

Throughout Profile Security’s trading history, the business has built an enviable reputation in the market for the professionalism and quality of its management team and security officers.

The shareholders appointed Grant Thornton due to our market knowledge, international network and proven track record of completing deals in the sector.

 Following the merger between OCS Group and Atalian Servest, the group was given a mandate by backer CD&R to grow through key strategic acquisitions.

 Profile Security’s position in the UK market as one of the top independent security companies, made it a natural target for OCS Group.

Our Corporate Finance team utilised its knowledge of the security space to identify and approach a select number of key acquirers that could provide a suitable fit for the business and satisfy the shareholders’ key objectives.

 Throughout the process we adopted a hands-on work approach, securing a number of competitive offers and then led negotiations through to completion, including advising on net debt and normalised working capital which unlocked significant value for the shareholders.

The Grant Thornton team’s advice was invaluable in guiding us through this transaction, underpinned by their extensive knowledge and transactional experience in our market. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone else in the sector considering exploring their strategic options.
Martin McGowan-Scanlon Managing Director, Profile Security Services Limited