Delta Drone Group to expand dronification of private security industry with latest merger
The Delta Drone Group seems like it will stop at nothing to stamp its mark across the world when it comes to drone services.
Following last year’s merger with Delta Drone South Africa and Israel’s ParaZero Drone Safety Systems to form Delta Drone International, the group has now set its sights on French security company, the Weesure Groupe; with a view to expand the dronification of the private security industry to the world.
With operations in France and West Africa, the Weesure Groupe has subsidiaries that comprise Weesure Security, a traditional private security company; Weesure Services, which specialises in complementary hospitality services for private security activities, as well as management of cultural and sports events; Euro Protec (which does installation of security systems like cameras, access controls and alarms); and Weesure Africa, which offers various security services to its clients mostly in West Africa.
Now, Delta Drone has announced that it and the Weesure Groupe are locked in negotiations which will see Delta Drone acquiring 100 percent stakes in Weesure Security and Weesure Services and 25 percent stakes in Euro Protec and Weesure Africa.
The two giants expect to sign their agreements by the end of July this year.
“This operation, under the usual suspensive conditions in such matters, is clearly part of the strategy to dronify a mature and traditional business, strengthen the quality of the associated value chain and accelerate the international development of the Delta Drone Group,” said Delta Drone in a statement.
When the deals are completed, the world will see Delta Drone’s automatic security drone, the ISS Spotter, tagging along with Weesure Security personnel on patrol and surveillance missions, forming mixed teams that will be the core of Delta Drone’s security hub offering. Security guards will get training from one of Delta Drone’s subsidiaries, ATM Group Security, so they raise their operational levels and also understand how to make full use of the drone technology when in the field.
Through its partnership with Weesure Africa, Delta Drone says this development completes its mission to expand its footprint as a drone services provider of choice on the continent, having already announced its arrival in Morocco, South Africa and Ghana through Delta Drone International.
Weesure has operations in Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo
“A few months after the formation of our subsidiary Delta Drone International, a company listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange, we are taking another important step, in full coherence with our international expansion strategy,” said Chrisian Viguie, Delta Drone Group CEO. “For several years, Delta Drone has had a solid foundation in Africa, in Morocco, South Africa and Ghana. Thanks to Weesure Africa, we will now have a strong presence in several West African countries, giving a new geographically complementary anchor to our progressive network of the continent.
On the financial front, the new merger could see Delta Drone’s consolidated revenue raking up to to €35million in 2021 and reaching €50million next year.
“Following this new structuring operation, the Group will assume a leading position in the dronification of private security sector, with a unique presence on several continents.”
To learn more about drone applications in the security industry, do yourself a favour and book for the Drones and Unmanned Aviation Conference which will happen in Johannesburg this June.
Delta Drone International’s Rocketmine will be there with their insights as will be other security providers, like the Forum on Integrated Risk Mitigation, a coalition of security companies and security departments in various reputable companies in South Africa.