Paladin Security completes MSGI, Contava mergers

SP&T Staff
Wednesday February 01, 2017
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Paladin Security has completed mergers with both Marcomm Systems Group Inc. (MSGI) and Contava Inc. as of today, noting it is now the largest complex integrated systems company in Canada.

“Both MSGI and Contava are innovative leaders in their respective markets across Canada. Their technical teams thrive on creating unification solutions for complex client needs,” said Ted Reid, president and CFO of Paladin. “We have added considerable strength to our capability with these deals. It is going to be fantastic to be able to collaborate as one group to provide our clients with the most astute solution designs.”
 
With the merged entity, David Trudel, president of MSGI, will transition into a business development role.

“Paladin Security was the best cultural fit for our team to continue investing in our strong track record of satisfying clients,” Trudel said. “I am very much looking forward to seeing us compete at the national level with what I consider to be the best technical resources in the country. Our whole team is embracing the opportunity as the next step in our journey.”
 
Curtis Nikel, the founder of Contava, says this merger is a natural progression.

“Both David Sime and Scott Ranger will have key roles in the combined entity,” Nikel noted, adding he will focus his efforts on the Vunetrix product line after the merger.
 
With over 10,000 employees and 28 offices across the country, Paladin states it is the largest Canadian-owned security company.

Paladin is SP&T’s 2015 Canadian Integrator of the Year, and this merger means it has joined forces with the 2011 and 2013 Canadian Integrators of the Year.

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