Allied Universal® Acquires San Francisco-Based Cypress Private Security, LP

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SANTA ANA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO -- June 24, 2019-- Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of Cypress Private Security, LP -- a San Francisco-based company offering comprehensive security services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cypress Private Security is a company that we have long admired and always wanted to partner with,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “This company has built a brand and a culture through outstanding employee and client relationships. I am honored to have Cypress Private Security be part of the Allied Universal family.”

With revenues in excess of $40 million and more than 1,300 employees, Cypress Private Security has been providing a full range of security solutions encompassing armed and unarmed uniformed officers, mobile patrols, loss prevention programs and emergency security consulting since 1996. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Cypress Private Security has offices in Oakland, Calif., Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Modesto, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., San Jose, Calif., Seattle, Wash. and Las Vegas, Nev. The company’s COO, Jonas Tegnerud, will be joining Allied Universal as Director of Operations in the Northwest region.

“We are excited about this opportunity for our employees to become an integral part of Allied Universal -- one of the largest security companies in the country,” said Kes Narbutas, CEO of Cypress Private Security. “We offer a heartfelt thank you to our dedicated employees who provided first-class service to our loyal clients for so many years.”

Cypress Private Security was represented by Bob Perry with Robert H. Perry & Associates, Inc. in the transaction.


About Allied Universal

Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America with over 215,000 employees and revenues over $7.3 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally (Canada, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and the United Kingdom), Allied Universal is responsible for protecting client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses, etc. Supported by vast experience gained from being in business for over 60 years, Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business. Through world-class customer service, highly advanced systems and cohesive technology solutions…Allied Universal is There for you™. For more information, please visit


About Cypress Private Security, LP.

Since 1996, Cypress Private Security has focused on building a customer-centric security company working as a team to provide the highest quality security services in the industry. The company has earned a reputation for excellence by understanding the dynamics of the client communities it serves. Additional information is available at