November 8, 2010 - Expedition Capital Partners and LaSalle Capital Group Announce the Acquisition of Protectors Security Services


Chicago, IL – Expedition Capital Partners ("ECP"), along with LaSalle Capital Group (“LaSalle”) and their portfolio company United American Security ("UAS"), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Protectors Security Services, Inc. ("Protectors").

Protectors is a provider of security protection services for a variety of industries and properties throughout New Jersey.  Protectors has been active in Northern and Central New Jersey for over 40 years, and is regarded as one of the top security providers in the state.

Protectors is the first business acquired by UAS since its formation in April 2010 and expands the platform’s geographic reach and service capabilities. "Adding Protectors to our business, gives us a strong presence in New Jersey, and will allow us to better serve our clients as the premier security services provider in the region," stated Steve Frost, CEO of UAS.  “James Bergamotto and his team have built the leading New Jersey security guard company with its reputation for superior service and capabilities. Protectors will be an outstanding addition that enhances our presence in the East Coast enabling us to take our business to the next level."

James Bergamotto, CEO of Protectors Security, commented "Our acquisition by UAS will allow us to offer a broader range of expertise that better serves our clients. We are excited about the business combination and think that this will expand our ability to serve the needs of the New Jersey market."

About Expedition Capital Partners: 
xpedition Capital Partners is an independent private equity firm that focuses on leveraged buyouts in the lower middle-market.  With offices in Chicago and San Francisco, the firm was founded in 2009 by three investment professionals who collectively hold more than 28 years of private equity and investment banking experience.  The Principals of ECP believe the firm is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the attractive investment dynamics of today’s lower middle-market and seek investments across a wide range of sectors including business services, consumer products/services, distribution/logistics, healthcare, software, industrial/manufacturing, and waste/recycling. If you have questions regarding this transaction or wish to discuss any investment opportunities with Expedition Capital Partners, please reference for contact information.

About LaSalle Capital Group:

Founded in 1984, LaSalle Capital Group is a private equity firm making control equity investments in leveraged buyout and recapitalization transactions in the United States.  The Principals of LaSalle Capital collectively have over 60 years of private equity investment experience and are currently investing a $127 million committed fund.   LaSalle Capital pursues investments primarily in the food and beverage and outsourced business services sectors and adds value to companies by providing strategic operating focus and promoting rapid appreciation through organic growth and acquisitions.  For more information about LaSalle's investments and team please visit (