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JV Resguardo and The Carlyle Group Partner to Expand Liderman and Claves 3 Brands Regionally

2 June 2014

(Carlyle) Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced they have entered into a partnership to expand the Peruvian brands Liderman and Clave 3 to more countries in the region leveraging the brands’ successful business model and culture.

JV runs Liderman and Clave 3 and has operations in Peru and Ecuador with more than 13,000 workers. JV’s goal of “20/18”, to have 20,000 workers (Lidermans) by 2018, includes both organic growth as well as other potential acquisitions in the region, strengthening and sustaining JV’s current growth. The Calvo Perez family will continue to be in charge of the management and leadership of the company. The transaction is expected to close in a few weeks.

Lima-based Liderman is the largest security company in Peru has been voted the #1 workplace in Latin America by the Great Places to Work Institute.

Marco Peschiera, Managing Director with Carlyle’s South America Buyout Team based in Lima, added, “We are proud and grateful to partner with the Calvo Perez family, who have built a tremendous company over the course of 25 years with a solid growth track record, best practices in the industry and an outstanding management team. We look forward to supporting Liderman and Clave 3 in achieving their growth plans.”

Eduardo Ramos, Vice President with Carlyle’s South America Buyout Team based in Lima, added, “JV is an outstanding business with an excellent reputation, exceptional workplace culture and high-quality security service, resulting in longstanding client relationships. We are very excited about its growth prospects.”

Javier Calvo Perez, JV’s Founder, added, “We are excited to partner with a global group of the caliber of Carlyle, who share our work and service ethics. We have a challenge and a commitment ahead of us to expand our culture together to the region, and we are convinced that through this partnership we will achieve success.”
Carlyle was advised by CAPIA, Estudio Hernandez and PwC in the transaction, terms of which were not disclosed. JV Resguardo SAC was advised by Apoyo and Estudio Rebaza, Alcazar & De Las Casas.