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Allied Universal Acquires Janitorial Firm

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Santa Ana-based Allied Universal, the world’s biggest private security firm, has acquired The Millard Group LLC, a Morton Grove, Il.-based commercial facility services company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1915 under the name Chicago Window Cleaning, The Millard Group is a third-generation family-owned business that provides janitorial, window cleaning, metal maintenance and specialty services. It has 2,150 employees in more than 30 states

“I am very excited to add a high-quality company like The Millard Group into the Allied Universal family and to continue to build out our national janitorial capabilities,” said Steve Jones, global chairman and chief executive at Allied Universal.

Allied Universal earlier this year acquired London-based G4S PLC to grow to more than 800,000 employees and annual revenue of $18 billion.

Peter J. Brennan
Peter J. Brennan
Peter J. Brennan has been a journalist for 40 years. He spent a decade in Latin America covering wars, narcotic traffickers, earthquakes, and business. His resume includes 15 years at Bloomberg News where his headlines and articles sometimes moved the market caps of companies he covered by hundreds of millions of dollars. His articles have been published worldwide, including the New York Times and the Washington Post; he's appeared on CNN, CBC, BBC, and Bloomberg TV. He was awarded a Kiplinger Fellowship at The Ohio State University.

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