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Cook & Boardman Acquires Electronic Systems Group

The Cook & Boardman Group, a specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services has announced the acquisition of Cranberry, Pa.-based Electronic Systems Group (ESG). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Founded in 2015 by Brian Brandt, ESG is a security and systems integrator, focused on delivering electronic access control, video surveillance, alarm and intrusion systems to enterprise clients with multiple locations. The company serves the utility, pharmaceutical, healthcare, higher education, multi-tenant, data center and financial markets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

“We are thrilled to welcome ESG to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” said Darrin Anderson, CEO of C&B. “They have a well-earned reputation as a security solutions provider and fit perfectly into our strategy of offering nationwide security integration services. We look forward to leveraging ESG’s expertise in providing security solutions that protect our nation’s critical energy infrastructure across the broader C&B organization.”

“ESG has earned customers’ respect and loyalty by providing innovative security solutions and best-in-class support,” added company founder Brian Brandt. “We are excited to join C&B as they transform the industry.” 

The company will continue to operate under the Electronic Systems Group name and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition. 

Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. ESG represents C&B’s twentieth acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in October 2018.

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