Video surveillance expert Pelco, Inc. acquired by private equity

May 30, 2019
California's Transom Capital Group has acquired Pelco from Schneider Electric.

Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle market private equity firm based in Los Angeles, on May 29 announced it has acquired Pelco, Inc., a top provider of video surveillance solutions, from Schneider Electric.

Pelco is known as a global expert in the design, development, and manufacture of predictive video security solutions including cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services. 

Russ Roenick, Managing Partner at Transom Capital Group, commented, “As most security industry experts know, Pelco is one of the pioneers of the video surveillance space. The journey toward creating the next great breakthroughs in video security begins today through our investment in Pelco. We have conviction that the work done over the past several years to transform the company into a digitally-savvy security leader with innovative hardware, software, and service solutions is nearly complete. We are excited to partner with management to grow the business for many years to come.” 

Pelco says that its personal engagement with customers, resellers and technology partners has driven its development and deployment of surveillance and security solutions with meaningful innovation. 

Jean-Marc Theolier, CEO, Pelco, Inc., said, “As we surveyed the landscape of potential partners, our primary goal was to commit with a company who appreciated Pelco’s legacy, as well as supported our current business strategy and growth plan. Transom strongly believes in our unique value proposition to be an end-to-end solutions provider, and has encouraged us to continue doing what we do best. We are excited to work with Transom, and to develop new and innovative solutions to best serve our business partners.” 

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Transom was represented by Latham & Watkins as M&A counsel and Perkins Coie as debt finance counsel on this transaction. Wells Fargo provided the debt financing for the transaction.

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