GardaWorld Acquires Leading Integrated Security Risk Management Firm WorldAware

Security Risk Management Firm WorldAware

Combined with Crisis24, this acquisition marks the creation of a true global leader in the industry.

GardaWorld Security Corporation (the “Company” or “GardaWorld”) is pleased to announce its acquisition of WorldAware, a leading security risk management firm based in the United States. WorldAware, combined with Crisis24, a GardaWorld Company, will create the premier industry player in integrated security risk management.

The strategic acquisition of WorldAware enables GardaWorld to offer its clients access to the most comprehensive intelligence and security risk management services in the industry, anywhere in the world. GardaWorld’s field operations and extensive security network in
45 countries will be leveraged so that our clients’ people, operations, and assets can benefit from this expertise.

“The competitive landscape has seen radical shifts and an integrated approach to managing risk, coupled with the right mix of capabilities, has never been more important. GardaWorld continues to lead in establishing this new paradigm to the benefit of our clients around the world,” declared Stephan Crétier, Founder, President, and CEO, GardaWorld.

“Winning is in GardaWorld’s DNA—we’ve put it to work by transforming the security market, and now it’s taking us straight to the top of the integrated security risk management space. WorldAware is a leader in this field and coupled with Crisis24, no other player will be able to measure up to the expertise we can now offer, and the powerful blend of talent, experience, strength, and international in-the-field security operations we bring to the table,” concluded Mr. Crétier.

This acquisition will strengthen, unite, and optimize the complementary synergies of both organizations’ services and intelligence-led, always-on Global Integrated Operational Centers as well as their respective technological prowess. Bringing together their world-recognized experts and knowledge will allow greater opportunities for clients, including increased access to geographies and capabilities.

Together, they will:

  • Advise and serve 25%+ of the Fortune 500, 35%+ of the CAC 40 and a multitude of leading the UK and European conglomerates
  • Second largest executive protection global provider to the most prominent family offices, leading Silicon Valley tech firms and corporations
  • Respond to 35%+ of the world’s insured kidnap for ransom and extortion cases
  • Monitor and protect over 32 million people a year
  • Disseminate over 500K daily security alerts and intelligence briefings yearly

The transaction closed Friday, July 10 and the integration of the business will take place in the coming months. At this time, both WorldAware and Crisis24 will continue to operate under their respective brands and technologies, ensuring a smooth service delivery throughout the integration process.