Minuteman Security Technologies, Inc. (Minuteman), today announced its partnership with Prospect Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm that backs unique, growing companies. The investment from Prospect Partners and management, led by Minuteman’s CEO Joseph Lynch and COO and President George Yannakopoulos, will support the company’s internal growth and national expansion.
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Andover, Mass., Minuteman is a leading provider of enterprise security technology solutions. The company’s security systems are used by a wide range of organizations throughout the United States. Customers include law enforcement, energy companies, mass transit, large retail chains, academic institutions, public safety agencies, and community hospitals. Minuteman recently announced its national expansion, and now operates five regional offices from Maine to Arizona.
“A national presence is key to both our growth and diversification strategies and to providing superior security systems with the high-touch customer service for which we have become well-known,” said Mr. Lynch. “As we execute our plan, we look forward to the expertise, capital support, and partnership of Prospect Partners, which has a long history of growing other companies with similar business models. We are eager to introduce exciting proprietary products, like our new TransitSentry™ mobile city surveillance system, the most advanced public safety solution available, to new customers across the nation.”
Minuteman’s offering includes video surveillance, access control systems, emergency communications, intrusion detection systems and public safety security solutions. As an industry-leading security systems integrator, Minuteman partners with the best-of-class manufacturers to design, install, and maintain complex security solutions for its customers.
“Minuteman is a dominant niche systems integrator with a great brand name, exceptional product lines, and an excellent reputation for service quality,” said Brett Holcomb, a Principal of Prospect Partners. “Over the years, the company has consistently been recognized for its services, innovation, and growth.”
Added Lou Kenter, a Founding Principal of Prospect Partners, “Joe and George are phenomenal leaders who have built an organization with a strong culture we are proud to join. We look forward to supporting Minuteman’s many exciting growth initiatives as the company continues its national expansion.”
Minuteman finished 38th in SDM magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 100 Systems Integrators in 2017, climbing 15 positions from 53rd in 2016.