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T&M Protection Resources Acquires Advantage Security

Acquisition Increases T&M’s New York Market Share as Premium Security Provider

October 13, 2008

New York, NY — October 13, 2008 —T&M Protection Resources, LLC (“T&M”), a New York-based provider of  premium security and business intelligence solutions to leading corporate, institutional and private clients, is pleased to announce that it has acquired KCL Protective Services Inc. d/b/a Advantage Security. (“Advantage”), a privately-held, well respected security services company also headquartered in New York City. 

“The acquisition of Advantage brings a roster of additional clients to T&M as we continue to increase our market share of the security guard business in the financial services and property management industries,” said Robert Tucker, Chairman and CEO of T&M. Tucker added that “This acquisition will also provide Advantage’s clients with the full range of benefits from T&M’s other solutions-based service capabilities including explosive detection services, integrated security systems, executive protection, investigative and security consulting services.”

For the last 27 years Advantage has provided quality security guard services to leading organizations in a variety of key sectors including financial services, commercial and residential property management, healthcare services, museums, advertising and publishing and professional services. Advantage employs over 500 security guards and supervisory personnel and has annual revenues of over $18 million.

Under the leadership of its three principals, Richard Lukins, Don Kasten and Bruce DiSanto, Advantage has successfully developed long standing client relationships by providing quality services to prominent corporations and institutions in the New York City marketplace. “Advantage will maintain and enhance its tradition of excellence and broaden its ability to provide high end security services to our clients with the assistance and support of T&M’s outstanding management team and portfolio of services,” said Richard Lukins, President of Advantage.



About T&M Protection Resources, LLC
Established in 1981, T&M Protection Resources is headquartered in New York and  provides high level security, executive protection and explosive detection services, technical security systems and countermeasures and consulting services to leading corporate, institutional and private clients with special concentration in financial services, commercial property management, major sports franchises and organizations that are part of our nation’s critical infrastructure.   Through its Forensic Investigative Associates (FIA) division, T&M also offers expertise in corporate due diligence, fraud and forensic investigations, compliance monitorships, litigation support, and global intelligence services.  For more information, please contact T&M Protection Resources at 212-422-0000 or visit our website at www.tmprotection.com.

In November 2007, Pegasus Partners IV LP (“Pegasus”) became a minority partner of T&M. Pegasus is an affiliate of Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, a private equity firm that manages close to $1.8 billion in assets through several private equity funds. The firm provides creative capital solutions to middle market companies across a wide variety of industries, with a particular interest in businesses that make a meaningful contribution to society by positively affecting the environment, contributing to sustainability and enabling healthy living. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.pcalp.com.