Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Today BridgePoint Group announces the successful execution of the recent merger between Southern Cross Protection Pty Ltd (Southern Cross) and the Loss Prevention business of Charter Security Group Pty Ltd (Charter) to create a market leading, national security company with combined revenue in excess of $70 million per annum.

The merger process was managed by BridgePoint Group, a business consultancy firm that provides a broad range of professional services to the small and medium business sector.

BridgePoint Group has been working with Southern Cross at a Board level since July 2012 and expanded its working relationship in March 2013 with the establishment of BridgePoint Group’s Advisory business. The Advisory team supported Southern Cross in analysing, negotiating and executing the transaction and also assisted in securing new debt facilities to help fund the transaction and the ongoing growth of the combined business.

Neil Parker, Managing Director and Founder of BridgePoint Group, says his company provides a complete strategic solution not previously accessible to the small and medium business sector in Australia.

“BridgePoint Group was created with businesses just like Southern Cross and Charter in mind. Taking the time to understand their journey, the market in which they operate and how they are positioned within that market, we were able to help the Board form a view about their growth strategy and the potential that this union creates. Creating and crystallising value is exactly what our team is about,” said Mr Parker.

Patrick Bourke, Managing Director of Southern Cross, is excited about the outcome achieved by the team.

“I am thrilled that Charter’s Loss Prevention business will be a part of Southern Cross. We believe that the combination of skills and expertise provides a unique and valuable proposition for our customers.
“The team at BridgePoint Group was instrumental in the success of this strategic transaction, helping us manage the transaction process and providing input on strategy and tactics that ultimately resulted in a successful outcome for both parties,” said Mr Bourke.

BridgePoint Group provides business owners and managers access to a complete roundtable of professional business services including: Strategy and Planning, Advisory, Accounting, Legal, HR, IT and Marketing and Communications, coupled with a program of Dedicated Support to offer professional guidance, solutions and results.

For more information about BridgePoint Group or to read the Southern Cross/ Charter merger case study visit – www.bridgepointgroup.com.au


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