BOCA RATON, Fla / ST. PAUL, Minn. – (October 2, 2023) – We are pleased to announce the merger of M2M Services, an award-winning provider of universal alarm panel communicators, connectivity, and interactive services, with Alula, a leader in the smart security and Internet of Things (IoT) industries. Operating under the name M2M Services, the combined entity will leverage the strengths of both companies. The merger marks a significant achievement in the industry, creating a company with unrivaled products and services that cater to the ever-evolving demands of the smart security market and the professionals who serve it.
The combined companies will be led by Peter Tzvetkov, CEO of M2M Services. Dave Mayne, President of Alula, will lead North America operations and oversee global sales and marketing. Gregg Waldon, CFO of Alula, will manage financial operations for the combined business. The company will have US headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota and global headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria.
“This merger represents a strategic move to position ourselves as the premier market leader in the smart security industry,” said Peter Tzvetkov. “We are excited about the future and the offerings we’ll provide to both our current and prospective customers, making available unmatched security solutions that provide peace of mind and seamless control over the connected environments they create and monitor.”
Dave Mayne stated, “The merger with M2M opens up new horizons for Alula as we combine our expertise to set new benchmarks for quality, engineering and innovative security offerings. Together, we are committed to empowering our customers with advanced technologies that redefine the way they protect what matters most.” Mayne continued, “As a combined business over 1.25 million rooftops will be actively using our service platform to protect their properties and add convenience to the lives of those residing and working there. We are committed to continued innovation around the connected security market.”
Key highlights of the merger include:
- Expanded Product Portfolio: The new business will offer an extensive range of smart security solutions that encompass cutting-edge hardware, services, and cloud-based technologies. Customers will enjoy an even broader array of products tailored to meet their unique security needs.
- Enhanced R&D Capabilities: By pooling research and development resources, the new M2M Services will accelerate the pace of innovation, creating new technologies that drive the industry forward and enhance the overall user experience.
- Unparalleled Expertise: The new M2M Services brings together a team of industry veterans and seasoned experts from both companies. This combined expertise will enable the company to address market challenges and anticipate future trends effectively.
- Customer-Centric Approach: Both M2M and Alula share a common commitment to exceptional customer service. As a merged entity, they will continue to prioritize customer satisfaction, offering responsive support and tailored solutions to meet individual needs.
Raymond James served as exclusive financial advisor on the transaction.
ABOUT THE NEW M2M SERVICES:
The new M2M Services will be a game-changer in the smart security industry, offering a comprehensive suite of communicators and IoT-enabled solutions that safeguard homes and businesses. By merging the strengths of M2M and Alula, the company will be positioned to deliver unmatched capabilities that redefine expectations and enhance the overall customer experience. Offering professional security providers options in smart security communications, comprehensive system solutions and security platform services is our specialty.
Alula’s award-winning security, automation and fire solutions are purpose-built for today’s independent security dealer and integrator professionals. Alula offers end-to-end alarm and interactive services, a mobile app, dealer portal, wireless security/smart system, universal communicators, translators, cameras, sensors and more. Alula’s mission is to provide differentiated security, automation and smart property solutions that help professional alarm dealers and integrators grow their business more profitably. For more information about Alula, visit https://alula.com/.
ABOUT M2M SERVICES
M2M Services is on a mission to accelerate the mass adoption of smart security worldwide through universal and affordable IoT solutions. The company creates simple, innovative and. dependable technology that helps alarm companies bring smart security to every household and business around the world. The company operates in more than 50 countries on 6 continents, serving over 10,000 businesses and impacting the daily lives of millions of end-users. For more information about M2M, visit https://m2mservices.com/.