AFI International Group Inc. acquires majority interest of U.S.-based International Management Assistance Corporation (IMAC)

    Merger of Canadian and American high risk security leaders creates first-
    ever North American labour dispute & business continuity giant

    TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - AFI International Group Inc. (AFI), Canada's
largest high risk security and investigative services company has acquired a
majority interest in U.S.-based International Management Assistance
Corporation (IMAC security services). The landmark merger of these Canadian
and U.S. industry pioneers marks the formation of North America's first and
only single source provider of labour dispute and business continuity
    "After eighteen years of cross border business relations, we jointly
decided that this acquisition was the best way to provide the unparalleled and
consistent services our clients had been asking for" says AFI's President and
CEO Darrell Parsons.
    The integration of these two security leaders answers the call from both
AFI and IMAC corporate clients for a greater breadth of services and unified
solutions for their business operations located in both Canada and the
United States. The new entity will mean a consistent corporate culture,
increased choice and a more cohesive range of security services across the
continent. It also signals the emergence of the first-ever North American
supplier of this complete range of labour dispute services.
    "With the commonality of our clientele and the increased pressure to
expand our operations into more countries, it only made sense to come together
with IMAC: the biggest provider of labour dispute services south of the
border", says AFI International's Chief Operating Officer Peter Martin. "With
this acquisition, we're able to unify our joint client-focused cultures and
ensure our customers receive service satisfaction, regardless of their
geographic location or specialized requirements."
    "Looking at it strategically, the decision just made sense, especially
given our shared business ethics, market direction and focus on unparalleled
service," says IMAC security service's President and CEO James Vuksic. We look
forward to a productive future together as the undisputed North American
leaders in our specialized field."

    AFI International Group provides elite security, risk management,
business continuity and investigative services to protect people and property
both during labour disruption and regular business operations. AFI also offers
an assortment of pre-crisis planning and premium security solutions to
businesses representing nearly every industry. For more information call
1.800.313.9170 or visit

    For thirty years, International Management Assistance Corporation (IMAC)
has offered a complete array of resources to meet its clients' security needs
worldwide. IMAC provides highly trained, highly professional protection for
property, employees and financial standing.

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For further information: Peter Martin, AFI International Group Inc.,

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