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 security consulting and investigative operations in mainland Europe with the acquisition of Poland-based IBBC Group.
IBBC Group is a well-known and highly respected risk management services provider mainly servicing a geographical area encompassing Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia.
This expansion in mainland Europe by Pinkerton extends its range of local services throughout the continent. The business is now offering global connectivity to resources that will help identify both physical and cyber threats impacting on business continuity.
The new Polish connection complements Pinkerton’s UK operations, where a team of security professionals provides a complete range of services to all areas of mainland Europe and Northern Eurasia, focusing on specialist areas of mitigating risk ranging from Intellectual Property protection and computer forensics through to crisis management and physical surveillance.
Making the announcement, Pinkerton president Jack Zahran said: “The risk landscape continues to change and evolve on a rapid basis. We recognised a need to expand our footprint in a way that enhances our ability to view risk holistically from a global standpoint. Acquiring the IBBC Group furthers Pinkerton’s ability to provide local services and solutions while leveraging resources from all over the world.”
Boasting a team of lawyers, investigators, analysts, IT engineers and experts from various industries, the IBBC Group offers clients complex consulting services and security solutions in all sectors, among them background screening, due diligence, business intelligence, crisis management, computer forensics and risk analysis.
Bartosz Pastuszka, director of the IBBC Group, commented: “We’re eager to partner with Pinkerton and align our resources in order to help clients more thoroughly protect their assets, people and brands.”
Expanding its presence throughout Europe further strengthens Pinkerton’s global network of experts that the agency can draw on to identify new and emerging threats that have the potential to prevent businesses from accomplishing their objectives.