PSA’s acquisition of USAV and middle-market buying group CI Edge allows security-focused integration association to expand its AV capabilities.
If you thought consolidation was finished in the AV integration world, think again. PSA Security Network has acquired USAV Group and CI Edge, its residential-focused buying group focused on middle-market integrators, a move that affects more than 60 integration firms.
It’s a blockbuster transaction in an industry that has seen its fair share of major deals since the beginning of 2016, when CI’s 2016 Integrator of the Year acquired Technical Innovation. The acquisition trend has also dominated the manufacturing space but this is the first major deal among industry associations in that time.
USAV has 57 integrators throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as partnerships with 19 pro AV suppliers and six service providers. CI Edge was founded by USAV’s executive team in 2015 as the only buying group for small and mid-sized commercial integrators.
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