February 7, 2017
The Beekman Group Makes Significant Growth Capital Investment in Elite Interactive Solutions
NEW YORK --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Beekman Group, through its affiliate Beekman Investment Partners III, LP ("Beekman"), today announced a significant growth capital investment in Elite Interactive Solutions ("Elite ISI" or the "Company"), a rapidly growing provider of remote guarding services to the retail, multi-family residential, and heavy and light industrial end-markets. Elite ISI, based in Los Angeles, CA, provides 100% interactive remote guarding through the use of advanced digital video cameras and interactive audio systems and provides real time monitoring with highly trained agents in its Security Operations Command Center. Founded by Aria Kozak in 2007, Elite ISI became the first company globally to receive the Underwriter's Laboratory certification for remote guarding services through the use of command and control in October 2016. Today Elite ISI serves a nationwide base of blue chip customers who benefit from the Company's proprietary combination of processes, software, and monitoring and surveillance systems and its unique partnerships with law enforcement agencies. Aria Kozak, CEO of Elite ISI, commented, "We are excited to partner with Beekman and are confident that this new relationship will help us successfully achieve our long-term vision for the Company. Beekman's experiences in the security services industry and its experienced Industry Partner network will prove to be valuable in the years to come as we scale Elite ISI." Andrew Brown, Managing Director at Beekman, stated "Beekman looks forward to supporting Aria and the rest of the Elite ISI team as they continue to execute on their vision for the business. Elite ISI has an attractive recurring revenue business model and provides unique services through its proprietary platform that reduces customer's security costs while providing a solution that has been proven to be more effective at reducing crime and achieving its customer's security objectives. We have been searching for a leading commercial security investment platform for several years, focusing on solutions that lower cost and improve outcomes and efficiencies for customers. We are excited about the opportunity to support such a strong team in accelerating growth in the business." Elite ISI represents the third platform investment for Beekman Investment Partners III, LP and the second security services platform for The Beekman Group. About The Beekman Group Founded in 2004, The Beekman Group is a leading private equity firm based in New York City, dedicated to bringing financial and operational resources to lower middle-market companies. Beekman's team consists of experienced private equity professionals, as well as a select group of operating executives who are leading executives in Beekman's targeted industry segments. This approach to investing is the cornerstone of Beekman's investment strategy – creating value through accelerating growth in partnership with small and middle-market management teams. For more information on The Beekman Group please visit: http://www.thebeekmangroup.com. About Elite Interactive Solutions Elite ISI is a remote guarding pioneer and leader in offering security solutions that provide clients with dramatically more effective security at greatly reduced costs when compared to traditional guard services. The proprietary combination of systems and processes help clients avoid losses and set new standards in crime prevention. Many of Elite ISI clients are the national and worldwide leaders in their industries. These companies have migrated to Elite ISI from the largest guard and other traditional security companies to become highly satisfied clients, experiencing never before seen levels of loss prevention results. To learn more about Elite Interactive Solutions, please visit: http://www.eliteinteractivesolutions.com.