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Kirkland & Ellis Represents Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman in Acquisition of Securitas Direct

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented global private equity firms Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman LLC, which today signed definitive documentation to acquire Securitas Direct, the market leading provider of monitored alarms to consumers and small businesses in Europe, from Swedish private equity firm EQT.

Securitas Direct is the largest provider of high quality alarm and security services to residential homes and small businesses in Europe and South America. Founded in 1988 as part of the Securitas group of companies in Sweden, Securitas Direct has expanded its business into Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and South America. The company has more than 1.3 million customers and annual revenues over €600 million.

The Kirkland team was led by London partners James Learner, Sam Pakbaz and Ross Allardice.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate/private equity, restructuring, tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in London, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.