Canadian security firm Garda goes hostile in $5.2B bid for British company G4S


Garda World Security Corp. is making a hostile play for G4S after the British security company spurned its $5.2 billion US offer two weeks ago.

The Montreal-based company appealed directly to G4S shareholders by criticizing the firm’s directors and accusing them of acting in a “cavalier manner” by rejecting several approaches in recent months.

GardaWorld founder, president and CEO Stephane Cretier says that G4S faces profound difficulties and needs an owner and operator that understands the industry and has a well-defined plan.

The reputation of the GS4 has been damaged in recent years, especially for the lack of agents during the 2012 London Olympics to assure security.

Through its subsidiary Fleming Capital Securities, GardaWorld offered 190 pence for each share of the British company. On the London Stock Exchange, G4S shares gained 5.9 per cent at 200.30 pence in Wednesday trading.

GardaWorld unveiled the terms of its proposal on Sept. 14 in an attempt to force the hand of the British company, which has described the move as “highly opportunistic.”

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