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Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones

Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones

Santa Ana’s Allied Universal, the biggest private security firm in the U.S., today said it acquired a San Francisco-based firm with more than $40 million in annual sales and 1,300 employees.

Cypress Private Security LP provides armed and unarmed uniformed officers, mobile patrols, loss prevention programs and emergency security consulting. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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Chief Operating Officer Jonas Tegnerud will be joining Allied Universal as director of operations in the Northwest region.

Cypress Private Security was represented by Bob Perry with Robert H. Perry & Associates Inc. in the transaction.

Allied Universal Chief Executive Steve Jones has built the company to 215,000 employees and revenue of more than $7.3 billion.