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Universal Protection Service expands to Puerto Rico

UNIVERSAL PROTECTION SERVICE LOGOUniversal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the United States, announced it has picked up the assets of Allegiance Security Group from Trivest Partners, LP.

The acquisition of Allegiance Security Group will expand Universal’s security force in numerous new states, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and will allow Universal to provide additional security solutions for their clients, the company said in a statement issued Tuesday.

“With the acquisition of Allegiance, Universal Protection Service now becomes one of the largest manned security providers in the Southeast,” said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and of Universal Services of America.

“The strategic importance of this acquisition for Universal Protection Service is tremendous, as it will allow us to deliver additional services and increased value to all of our clients located throughout the Midwest and Southeast,” he said.

Since 1991, Allegiance Security Group has been a significant presence throughout the Southeast, as well as providing premiere security services to a number of sensitive sites as a U.S. General Services Administration-approved vendor for the federal government.

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Business reporter with 30 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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