After 3 Acquisitions in 4 Years, Groupe Gardium Consolidates its
Dominant Position in the Investigative Field in Quebec
MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the new president and CEO
of Groupe Gardium, Dany Laflamme, announced the acquisition of Enquêtes
spécialisées de l'Estrie inc. The latter provides services in the
Eastern Townships, Bois-Francs and Montreal regions. The acquisition,
for which the terms have not been revealed, enables Groupe Gardium to
consolidate its dominant position in the investigative field in Quebec.
Founded in 2002, Groupe Gardium is recognized for its expertise in the
fields of investigation, security management in work related conflicts
and guard services. "The investigation and surveillance market is
undergoing a consolidation phase in Quebec. The acquisition of Enquêtes
spécialisées de l'Estrie inc. is an opportunity for our organization to
ensure our position as leaders in the investigative field and to grow
with the addition of important clients" affirms Dany Laflamme,
President and CEO of Groupe Gardium.
Of note, Groupe Gardium had already purchased in 2008 the private
investigation firms McCleery & Associés and Groupe Cantin Geoffrion.
A Market Worth Tapping Into
According to Patrick Hall, President of Enquêtes spécialisées de
l'Estrie inc., this acquisition by Groupe Gardium represents a new
challenge for his company, in that it provides access to a very
important market. "Groupe Gardium is a leader in its field in Quebec.
The opportunity, which has been granted to me, to integrate our
expertise within this company is a sign of confidence and recognition
that we will satisfy" states Patrick Hall, who will hold the position
of advisor to the President at Groupe Gardium.
Groupe Gardium (www.gardium-securite.com) is one of the four largest security companies in Quebec. The
companies, Gardium Sécurité, McCleery & Associés, Groupe Cantin
Geoffrion and now Enquêtes spécialisées de l'Estrie form a consortium
that is specialized in investigations, work conflicts and guard
services. With more than 1,000 employees, Groupe Gardium provides
security services for the entire Quebec territory, for both small to
medium-size businesses and multinationals.
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