Business Services


First City Care


Tyco UK (part of Tyco International)

Acquired By

First City Care / Tyco UK (part of Tyco International)

Cavendish Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised on the sale of Amberwell Holdings Limited, the parent company of security solutions and safety equipment specialist First City Care to US multinational Tyco, the market leader in the £60 billion global fire protection and security solutions industries.

Established in 1986, First City Care’s security solutions include the installation of access control, video surveillance, intruder alarms as well as related services including global support and monitoring. It is one of the very few specialist companies able to undertake installations across all three security areas.

First City Care has an enviable track record of successfully installing systems in the UK, primarily in the City of London, in Singapore and other parts of the world. The firm has an excellent reputation for quality and superior workmanship and a very discerning client base, often having worked for its key clients since its foundation.

The company has a particular strength and expertise in Banking and Financial Services, where blue-chip clients include some of the world’s leading investment banks. It also draws clients from a broader range of sectors, including Property Services, Media, Law, Government, Pharmaceuticals and Professional Services.

First City Care, based in Welwyn Garden City, is around 100-strong, and has seen a significant increase it its annual revenues from £7.35 million in 2009 to an expected £15 million in 2012, an increase of over 108%, demonstrating the strength of its business focus and quality of delivery.

The Cavendish Corporate Finance team was led by Partner James Ellis.

The deal demonstrates the strength of the Cavendish team in Technology services and illustrates its sector knowledge and contact base, supported by its reputation for advisory and execution expertise.


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John Farrugia

CEO of finnCap Group Plc & Managing Partner of finnCap Cavendish

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