CLEVELAND and DALLAS, August 15, 2023 | Align Capital Partners (“ACP”) is pleased to announce it has made a growth capital investment in Global Guardian (or the “Company”), a comprehensive provider of security, medical and travel-related services to a global base of clients. The Company’s integrated suite of services help clients fulfill Duty of Care (“DoC”) obligations and address the risks of traveling and doing business globally.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Global Guardian was established to provide an integrated, “one-button” DoC solution that extends from planning and intelligence to active response execution, in over 130 countries. These efforts are supported by a 24-hour operations center and a global network of on-the-ground security and response teams. ACP is partnering with Global Guardian’s existing management team, comprised of highly experienced former military, federal security personnel and seasoned business professionals, who will remain in their roles to support the Company’s continued growth.
“Global Guardian’s differentiated model has led to strong client adoption and driven tremendous growth over the past decade,” said Dale Buckner, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Guardian. “As we planned for future expansion, it was the right time in our Company’s evolution to find a strategic growth investor. Our partnership with ACP will allow for on-going investment in the resources and technology needed to support our clients with the highest degree of care to safeguard their assets from continually evolving global threats.”
“The team at Global Guardian is providing truly mission-critical services to its customers and is gaining share in the market based on the Company’s relentless dedication to providing a highly reliable, full-service model,” said ACP Managing Partner Chris Jones. “We’re eager to build upon this strong foundation by leveraging ACP’s operating and growth resources, including the evaluation of add-on acquisitions early in our partnership.”
Senior Operating Partner Dave Tiley, Vice President James Moss and Senior Associate Sarah Whitney worked alongside Mr. Jones on the transaction. Global Guardian was advised on the transaction by Piper Sandler and Skadden, while ACP was advised by Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.