Tri-Northern Security Distribution

Tri-Northern Security Distribution

Location: Woodbury, NY
Phone: (888) 874-3336
Website: www.tri-ed.com
Status: Exited in 2012
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Tri-Northern Security Distribution, Inc. (“Tri-Northern” or the “Company”) represents the combination of two leading companies in the electronic security distribution market, Tri-Ed Distribution and Northern Video Systems, Inc. The Company is the second largest distributor in the highly fragmented North American electronic security distribution market. Through a network of over 40 branches located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Tri-Northern sells over 25,000 skus of product from leading OEMs such as Tyco, GE, Panasonic and Pelco to security integrators and dealers.

Background to the Transaction

Brazos was introduced to the Tri-Northern opportunity through an intermediary relationship in November 2009. Given its prior success in the distribution space, Brazos was able to distinguish itself as a value-added partner to Steve Roth, the CEO of Tri-Ed and Mark Haney, the CEO of Northern Video. Brazos successfully structured a transaction that resulted in partial liquidity for the management shareholders of both companies and a flexible capital structure that will allow for significant future growth.