Pinkerton – the global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster right across the UK – has boosted its operations in Northern Europe with the acquisition of security consulting services provider Seccredo AB. This latest deal comes hot on the heels of Pinkerton’s successful acquisition late last year of Poland-based IBBC Group.
Stockholm-based Seccredo AB, which has now been officially re-branded as Pinkerton, is renowned for the emergency support and assistance it offered Swedish citizens in locating missing family and relatives following the tsunami in South East Asia in 2004, the year in which the company was founded.
Its clients include private sector businesses, Government agencies and organisations across myriad industries, among them manufacturing, energy production, telecoms, food, pharmaceuticals, media, real estate, hotels and service companies. Clients in the financial sector comprise banks, securities and insurance-related businesses.
Following the rebranding as Pinkerton, new offices have been opened close to the heart of Sweden’s capital, which will offer clients access to a full spectrum of complex consulting services and security solutions, among them background screening, due diligence, business intelligence, crisis management, computer forensics and risk analysis.
Seccredo AB’s sister operations in Latvia and Poland are also being brought under the Pinkerton brand.
The new Scandinavian/Baltics connection complements Pinkerton’s UK and wider EMEA operations, where a team of security professionals provides a complete range of services to all areas of mainland Europe and Northern Eurasia, focusing in particular on specialist areas of mitigating risk ranging from Intellectual Property protection and computer forensics through to crisis management and physical surveillance.
Making the announcement about the Seccredo AB deal, Pinkerton’s president Jack Zahran told Risk UK: “Risk continues to become increasingly globalised, meaning that the events taking place halfway around the world are impacting the ability of businesses down the street to achieve their goals. We’re excited to expand the Pinkerton brand and, with the opening of this new office in Stockholm, improve our abilities to assess corporate risk, recommend mitigation strategies and then help business leaders to implement those strategies.”
Expanding its presence throughout Europe further strengthens Pinkerton’s global network of experts that the agency can draw upon at key points in time in order to identify new and emerging threats that could potentially prevent businesses from accomplishing their objectives.