HID Global to Acquire Mercury Security, Expanding its Leadership in Access ControlSeptember 19, 2017
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SILICON VALLEY—September 19, 2017—O’Melveny represented HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, in its agreement to acquire Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Mercury’s intelligent controllers, interface boards, and software perfectly complement HID’s industry-leading readers, smart cards, and mobile IDs for opening doors. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, is expected to close by Q4 2017.
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HID Global to Acquire Mercury Security, Expanding its Leadership in Access Control
AUSTIN, Texas, September 19, 2017 -- HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Mercury Security has over three million controllers installed at tens of thousands of sites worldwide, including at more than 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Mercury’s intelligent controllers, interface boards and software perfectly complement HID’s industry-leading readers, smart cards and mobile IDs for opening doors.
“The acquisition of Mercury Security will advance HID‘s global leadership in the physical access control industry, adding Mercury Security’s high-quality controllers to HID’s product portfolio while extending HID’s installed base of millions of users beyond the readers and smart cards that we are already well known for,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “Customers of both HID and Mercury Security will benefit from tighter and more seamless integration of controllers with readers and credentials, as well as from our shared vision for an open, flexible approach to access control.”
HID’s acquisition of Mercury Security is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The closing of the deal is expected to happen by Q4 2017. Financial terms of the agreement are not being publicly disclosed.
Based in Long Beach, California, Mercury Security has built an unrivaled access control product platform. Mercury Security has relationships with nearly all the significant OEM partners and has been working together with HID as a partner for over a decade.
Pending the close, the Mercury Security team will report into HID’s Physical Access Control Solutions (PACS) business, which is led by Harm Radstaak, Vice President and Managing Director. Information about HID’s portfolio of physical access products is available on www.hidglobal.com.
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HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
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