Constellis announced that it has acquired American K9 Detection Services, LLC (“AMK9”). The acquisition of AMK9, a leader in K-9 security services, sales and training around the world, significantly enhances Constellis’ capability to train and deploy K-9 teams globally.
As part of the transaction, ITC Capital Partners, AMK9’s former owner, has exited its stake in AMK9. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The transaction brings together the leader in K-9 detection services with one of the industry’s premier safety and risk management providers serving a broad range of customers, including U.S. government agencies (notably the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy), foreign governments, NGOs and a diverse mix of blue-chip commercial entities.
Headquartered in West Point, Georgia, AMK9 has more than 300 employees operating across the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. AMK9 has an established track record of providing Contract Working Dog (CWD) teams to protect federal facilities, personnel and assets, having worked with the U.S. military to develop and implement industry standards for CWD teams. The company offers turn-key program management solutions to supplement government agencies and multi-national corporations in high-risk environments across the globe.
“AMK9’s well-respected brand and exceptional past performance bring tremendous value to our combined offering,” said Jason DeYonker, Chief Executive Officer of Constellis. “The acquisition of AMK9 allows us to diversify our training service line while also enhancing our ability to provide our customers with the best full-service solution at a competitive price.”