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October 16, 2017 Press Release

New York, October 16th, 2017 –  Young America Capital (YAC) is pleased to announce that it has successfully assisted Gaston Security, Inc (GSI) in an outright sale of the company to ADT’s Integrated Solutions division, which is solely focused on the commercial electronic security market.  

Headquartered in Emporia, VA, GSI and its two founders, Greg and Angela Burns, have built a premier electronic integrator, servicing commercial customers within a broad array of sectors of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.  Having established an excellent reputation for quality and dependability over 26 years of operation, now in 9 states, GSI will move to the next level with the sponsorship and resources of ADT, a global leader in the Security and Alarm industry. 

ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today's active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

“We continue to make strategic acquisitions in the commercial security integration space to enhance and grow our integrated solutions division,” said Dan Bresingham, Chief Administrative Officer, ADT. “This purchase, along with our recently announced acquisitions of MSE Corporate Security and Protec, strengthen our ability to better support our Commercial and National Account Customers.”

“As part of the ADT family, we now have access to resources that will expand our services and solutions, providing a tremendous benefit to our customers,” said Greg Burns, Owner, Gaston Security. “We look forward to being part of this growing business, while also delivering increased career opportunities for our employees.”

 “GSI’s standard of excellence in meeting the security needs of their commercial customers helped to make this a smooth and successful transaction for both buyers and sellers” said Stanley Tobin, YAC’s lead-banker on the transaction.  Spotts, Fain of Richmond served as legal counsel to GSI in the transaction.

Young America Capital works with early and mid-stage companies who seek investors, or merger and acquisition advice, as well as with international companies seeking market access in the US. YAC’s ability to assist small to mid-market companies interested in understanding their current value within an industry specific M&A scenario should contact YAC if you would like to learn more about their capabilities and services in this area. 

About Young America Capital, LLC

Founded in 2000, Young America Capital is a New York-based FINRA/SEC/MSRB licensed independent investment bank and broker-dealer which provides capital raising, M&A advisory and fund marketing services for companies and alternative investment fund managers. The company is comprised of a diverse group of senior investment banking professionals with particularly deep sector experience in Consumer & Retail, Energy & Clean-Tech, Technology, Media and Telecom, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Services & Fin-Tech, Real Estate, and Latin America.

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