Garda World’s Crisis24 buys critical event management platform Topo.ai

Garda World was acquired by UK private equity firm BC Partners in 2019 for C$5.2 billion.

  • Crisis24 is an integrated risk management, crisis response, consulting and global protective solutions business
  • With the addition of Topo.ai, it will be able to further strengthen its support operations, offer a one-stop shop solution with plug and play capabilities, and ensure client satisfaction

Crisis24, an affiliate of Montreal-based security services provider Garda World Security Corp, has acquired Topo.ai, an Atlanta-based maker of critical event management platform TopoONE. No financial terms were disclosed.

Crisis24 is an integrated risk management, crisis response, consulting and global protective solutions business. With the addition of Topo.ai, Crisis24 will be able to further strengthen its support operations, offer a one-stop shop solution with plug and play capabilities, and ensure client satisfaction.

In the short term, Topo.ai will operate as Topo.ai by Crisis24 and will eventually be combined and folded into Crisis24 and its branding.

“Topo.ai and Crisis24 have been partners for many years. In fact, several Topo customers are Crisis24 customers, so the cultural alignment is a natural one,” said Gregoire Pinton, a managing director and head of integrated risk management at Crisis24, in a statement. “Joining forces was the obvious next step, allowing us to offer unique and advanced capabilities in Critical Event Management, combining and amplifying our unique strengths. I strongly believe these united synergies will be of great benefit to our clients.”

Garda World was acquired by UK private equity firm BC Partners in 2019 for C$5.2 billion.