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last updated 23-May-2021

List / Directory of Private Security and Risk Companies (contractors, firms). Indeed, sometimes private security or risk companies are referred to as PMCs or PMSCs, and vice versa. The horizontal and vertical integration of the broader security, defense and humanitarian support businesses add a further layer of complexity. Therefore, it is perhaps better for you to focus on the services they offer, and if you fail to find the solution you were looking for, check our other directories.

PSCs: H - N


Hakluyt & Company / Holdingham Group Ltd

Hakluyt advises decision-makers on the opportunities and risks facing their businesses. Our clients trust us with their most important commercial issues, and value our discretion and independence of thought. This high-end London-based strategic advisory firm has offices in Dallas, New York, London, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


HART / The Hart Group / Chelsea Group / R W Chelsea Holdings Ltd

Hart began in 1999 and evolved into the Chelsea Group in 2012. The group comprises a cluster of specialized firms covering a wide portfolio of security services including Risk Management, Security & Crisis Management, Physical Security, Maritime Security, Aviation Security, K9 Services, Specialist Training, Event Security, Project Support, Technical Security Design, and Superyacht Security. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]: |


Hill & Associates Consultants Ltd / Hill & Associates Ltd (H&A)

Established and in Hong Kong in 1992, H&A was acquired by G4S in August 2009. Headquartered in Hong Kong and with ofices in Shanghai, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, the company is a leading provider of specialist risk mitigation consulting service with a catalogue of services organized around Security Risk Management, Fraud Prevention & Integrity Risk Management, Corporate Intelligence, and Cybersecurity. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


ICTS Europe S.A. / International Consultants on Targeted Security

ICTS Europe, part of Groupe Sofinord since 2013, has been protecting people and property within the transport, public and private sectors since launched in 1982. Their expertise, stemming from the early concepts of aviation security, has expanded to new high-risk, high-profile sectors such as maritime, high-tech and high-end corporate environments. With over 10,000 employees in 22 countries, their security services cover Security Manpower (Airports, Airlines, Maritime, Corporate, and International Solutions), Cargo Screening (e.g. Explosives Detection Dogs), and Professional Services (e.g. Security Training). [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:



Founded in 1972 and a division Duff & Phelps* since May 2018, Kroll is a leading global provider of risk solutions and for more than 45 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services. Their catalogue of services includes Business Intelligence and Investigations, Fraud Corruption and Money Laundering, Intelligence, Transactions and Due Dilligence, Reputational Risk, Regulatory and Compliance Risk, Litigation and Disputes, and Information and IP Risks. (*In january 2020, it was announced that Duff & Phelps was to be acquired by an investor consortium led by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Further Global) [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Marsh LLC / Marsh Risk Consulting

Marsh, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, was founded in 1871 and is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management - Henry W. Marsh and Donald R. McLennan founded the company to help businesses during the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution . Today, the company's vast catalogue of services includes Analytics, Cyber Risk, Political Risk, Marsh Risk Consulting, Terrorism Risk, and much more. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


McNeil Technologies, Inc.

AECOM completed the acquisition of McNeil in August 2010 - This listing is preserved for research purposes

McNeil Technologies, acquired by Veritas Capital in July 2004,is a leading provider of professional services to the Federal government in both the DoD and non-DoD sectors. The company's core competencies include intelligence, language services, mission support services, information technology services, and logistical services. [Information retrieved from the company's website in March 2009]:



Transient enterprise no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
Mi2International was founded in 2003 and is based in the Dominican Republic, Mi2International has a clear vision developed from a understanding for the need of innovative, flexible training and operational solutions to support security, peace, and freedom everywhere in order to save lives. [Information retrieved from Home on May 1, 2006]:


The Northern Light Protection Agency Inc / NLPA Inc

Transient enterprise no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
NLPA was incorporated in June of 2004 after its growing number of clients and services within the Norwegian city of Bergen. The goals of the NLPA is to deliver the best protection and security services to the residents and visitors of Norway. The NLPA is now also starting to make its move onto the international world of PSD and other high risk operations. [Information retrieved from Home on October 10, 2005]:


NorthSword Group of Companies

Transient enterprise no longer active - This listing is preserved for research purposes
NorthSword was established by Job Zone Limited Partnership and NorthStar Consulting Company is a international provider of emergency management, civil protection and research, physical security and business solutions to private companies, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. [Last updated on February 24, 2007]:


This is a sample list and not an exhaustive resource. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. This is a professional resource and we are simply trying to help you find the company and/or service you were looking for, be that for research or business purposes. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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