Calder Capital, LLC is excited to announce that Charlesbrook Protection Services, LLC, of Grand Rapids, MI has been acquired by an individual investor.
Former police officer Ryan Woodford founded Charlesbrook Protection Services in 2014. Charlesbrook provides security guards for hire to protect businesses, institutions, and events. Charlesbrook was acquired by 10-year Marine veteran Chris Jansens, who is also the owner of Centurion Security Solutions in West Michigan. Charlesbrook will continue to operate under its original name and brand.
“I was immediately impressed with Charlesbrook’s professionalism and reputation,” commented Chris Jansens. “Charlesbrook’s wide and loyal client base is a testament to the quality of their services, and I intend to continue that degree of service.”
Charlesbrook Protection Services founder Ryan Woodford worked in law enforcement prior to starting the Company. While he has enjoyed operating Charlesbrook, he would like to pursue other interests outside of the criminal justice and protection services industry. He engaged with Calder Capital in 2020 in order to find the right buyer to take over the Company’s operations.
“Matt Baas and the Calder team were excellent to work with,” said Woodford. “They remained engaged and focused even throughout the uncertainty of COVID which absolutely affected the event side of our business. Matt Baas’ steadiness helped me to remain confident that we’d find the right successor. I’m very pleased to have been connected with Chris, and I’m excited to see where he takes Charlesbrook into the future.”
Matt Baas, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor at Calder Capital served as the lead advisor to Charlesbrook. “Charlesbrook was a popular opportunity that generated a lot of interest. Ultimately, with Chris’ industry experience within West Michigan, he was an obvious fit. It was a pleasure to work with him and Ryan, and I’m pleased that Ryan can invest himself in whatever next steps he chooses after many years of serving the community through law enforcement and security services.”
Calder Capital, LLC served as the exclusive Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor to Charlesbrook Protection Services, LLC.
About Charlesbrook Protection Services
Established in 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Charlesbrook Protection Services provides security guards for hire to protect businesses, institutions, and events. The Company offers a broad range of security services that include security guards, event guard staff, patrol services, retail loss prevention, undercover officers, and custom security plans. Charlesbrook has developed a strong reputation for customer service and integrity.