Gardium Sécurité acquires Donald McCleery & Associates Inc. - Pioneering Quebec private investigation firm joins Gardium Sécurité

    MONTREAL, Nov. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Gardium Sécurité has announced the
acquisition of the Donald McCleery firm, one of the oldest private
investigation agencies in Quebec. This new acquisition enables Gardium
Sécurité to add about 50 new employees to its ranks and consolidate its
expertise in the investigations field in Quebec.
    Recognized for its expertise in security, inquiry, the investigation and
management of labour disputes, Gardium Sécurité has continually enhanced its
services offering since 2002 by focusing on strategic acquisitions. "Our
philosophy remains the same, which is to grow with confidence while
consolidating our gains. The addition of the Donald McCleery firm to the
Gardium Sécurité group allows us to benefit from the expertise of highly
skilled private investigators and to strengthen our position in this business
in Quebec," said Gardium President Jean Marc-Aurèle.

    A major acquisition

    The acquisition announced today is an important step in the growth of
Gardium Sécurité. A pioneer in the field of private investigations and the
management of workplace conflicts in Quebec, the Donald McCleery firm bolsters
Gardium Sécurité's leadership in these markets. "Our strong expertise along
with the dynamism of Gardium Sécurité's senior leaders will allow us to
position ourselves very favourably in the market," stated Gilles Desbiens,
former president who will assume key upper management functions at Gardium.

    Staying the course on special investigations

    Confident that the investigations market has a solid future, Gardium
Sécurité is staying the course and will continue to strengthen its position in
Quebec, despite the current difficult economic environment. To distinguish
itself, Gardium Sécurité will focus on personalised and accessible services of
national and international calibre, as well as the extensive availability of
its leaders. "We must continue our planned growth, always keeping our primary
goals in mind. In other words, we will intervene at the very heart of our
clients' objectives," affirms Jean Marc-Aurèle.

    About Gardium Sécurité

    Gardium provides services in the areas of security, inquiry, the
investigation and management of labour disputes, and acts as a consultant in
managing the security of organizations. Driven by its integrity, loyalty and
judgement values, the company's mission is to be a security innovator to help
national and international clients achieve their strategic goals of asset
protection. With more than 800 employees, Gardium Sécurité is a strategic
partner for its clients, providing them with personalized, quality services.

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