Foothill Ranch, California, October 30 2019 — Gatekeeper Systems, a world leader in Loss Prevention and Asset Protection systems, announces investment from Graham Partners, a private investment firm specializing in the advanced manufacturing and industrial technology sector. With the backing of Graham Partners, Gatekeeper Systems plans to accelerate growth by expanding its service and support network, increasing share in its core customer base, and entering new market segments, both in the U.S. and internationally.
"We are pleased to join the Graham Partners investment portfolio”, said Robert Harling, CEO of Gatekeeper Systems. “Graham Partners has a proven track record of partnering with technology companies to expand operations, develop new technologies, and accelerate market growth. Their extensive operating resources and industrial expertise will further enable Gatekeeper Systems to meet the growing and diverse needs of global retailers.”
Rob Newbold, Managing Principal at Graham Partners, states, “Gatekeeper has been experiencing high growth, and its superior technology, commercially minded engineering team, and strong customer service should drive continued growth going forward.” Steven Graham, CEO of Graham Partners, said, “We are excited to partner with the Gatekeeper team as they continue to provide innovative solutions to the growing problem of retail shrinkage.”
Gatekeeper Systems offers a product suite of intelligent cart solutions to minimize merchandise loss and reduce asset and labor expenditures. With offices throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, Gatekeeper serves a growing customer base of both regional and global blue-chip retailers. Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, CA, Gatekeeper’s products and services offer an attractive value proposition to retailers, with a typical payback period of twelve months or less.
Graham Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in technology-driven companies that are spurring innovation in advanced manufacturing, resulting in product substitutions, raw materials conversions and disruptions to traditional end markets. Graham Partners targets companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million, and will invest in smaller companies to the extent they complement one or more of its other holdings. Since the firm's founding in 1988 by Steven Graham, Graham Partners has closed over 120 acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and divestitures. The committed capital raised since inception through the Graham Partners funds together with Graham-led co-investments totals approximately $3.0 billion, which differs from Regulatory Assets Under Management. Investors include university endowments, charitable foundations, financial institutions, and private investors. Based in suburban Philadelphia, the firm has access to extensive operating resources and industrial expertise and is a member of The Graham Group, an alliance of independently owned and operated industrial and investment management businesses that share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Donald Graham.
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