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Valentis Security welcomes new Regional Operations Manager in Ohio


Valentis Security is proud to announce and welcome Stephen Souders as its new regional manager in Cincinnati, Ohio. Souders will be responsible managing Valentis operations, personnel, and assisting with business development in the Cincinnati and surrounding markets.

Stephen Souders joins Valentis Security as its new regional manager in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Souders is a former sworn Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Ohio and served as a narcotics detective and member of SWAT with Elmwood Police Department. Souders is a US Navy Veteran and graduate of University of Cincinnati with a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Steve to our team. He brings an extensive background that will greatly assist our operation and commitment to professionalism and quality.”



About Valentis:

We are a fully operational security logistics solution for a variety of clients and security concerns. We are growing domestically, and envision global ventures, in risk management and security logistics with services and products under development to create a network of global affiliates, lead through branding, and expand our clients; financial institutions, governments, religious facilities, maritime, cybersecurity, combined with specially-developed training, software and telecommunication consultancy, and more.

We are mindful and committed and care about our clients, team, and shareholders.

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Bloomberg: Topgolf IPO Could Value Company at $4 Billion

Topgolf International Inc., an operator of driving ranges with a party atmosphere, has selected banks for an initial public offering that could value the company at about $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Dallas-based company is working with banks including Morgan StanleyJPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp., said the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter is private. Its IPO could come as soon as this year, they said.

Topgolf, led by Chief Executive Officer Dolf Berle, has $525 million in outstanding debt, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Representatives for Topgolf, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Bank of America declined to comment.


The company’s driving ranges, which bring the spirit of a bowling alley to the golf course, have bays that can accommodate up to six players who can track their balls electronically while ordering food and drinks. Some venues feature rooftop bars, restaurants, shops, pools and concert halls. The company has locations in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, with others opening soon in Canada, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates, according to its website.

Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners made a “sizable minority investment” in Topgolf in 2016, according to a statement at the time.

The company’s backers also have included Callaway Golf Co., which acquired a minority stake with other investors in a deal completed in 2017. Callaway’s shares were already up Monday and climbed further on news of Topgolf’s plans. The shares, which rose as much as 2.3%, were up 1.8% to $21.67 at 2:42 p.m. in New York trading.


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Valentis Security Launches Force on Force Training for Law Enforcement Personnel


Valentis Security is pleased to announce that they have launched their online registration for Law Enforcement Close Quarter Battle (CQB) force on force firearm training classes starting December 7, 2019. The CQB firearm training munitions is designed to expose the law enforcement officer to a variety of scenarios they may face during their normal day to day duties. The use of firearm training ammunition allows for an unlimited number of scenarios which mirror real-world encounters to a degree not possible with other training platforms. These scenarios take place in realistic settings and reinforce the officer’s basic training while adding to their skillset. Training focuses on teamwork, control of the encounter, verbal commands, solid tactics, and problem solving all while facing a simulated threat of deadly force.

Valentis is offering two free classes for law enforcement officers on December 7 and December 14, 2019 to introduce the program. Starting in January (2020) the classes will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month. Individuals can go directly to the Valentis website at for more details and to register.

“Valentis is very excited to be launching the close quarter battle force on force training platform. We eagerly look forward to advancing our mission with professional training solutions to improve readiness across multiple sectors,” said Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis Security.

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Topgolf Entertainment Group Announces Major Expansion in Asia Through New Franchise Partnership

Global sports and entertainment community to open venues in Greater China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and the Philippines.

DALLASNov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment community, continues its global expansion by entering into a franchise agreement with Sports Entertainment Asia, H.K. Limited (SEAL) with plans to open venues in Greater China (comprising Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and the Philippines.

“This franchise partnership marks a pivotal step in the Topgolf growth story. We take a bold and purposeful approach to connecting communities around the globe, and one of the ways we are doing this is through strategic partnerships to expand our presence in international markets,” said Topgolf Chief Executive Officer Dolf Berle. “The SEAL management team has extensive experience developing iconic hospitality brands as well as food and beverage brands in this region, and we are thrilled to see this partnership come to fruition.”

Through this agreement, each Topgolf venue will be owned and operated by SEAL, which is comprised of Hong Kong-based Parkview Leisure & Entertainment Company Ltd., and SEAL TG US, LLC, led by JLM Financial Partners and Chaucer Global, both of which have extensive experience developing leading brands in the U.S. and across Asia. The SEAL franchise leaders are in active pursuit of premier destinations to highlight Topgolf’s special blend of technology and entertainment that builds and connects communities.


Topgolf seeks to hire banks for IPO: sources

(Reuters) OCTOBER 8, 2019 –

U.S. golfing center operator Topgolf International Inc is in talks with investment banks about hiring underwriters for an initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.

The IPO would come as Topgolf seeks capital to open new venues in the United States, Britain, Mexico, Dubai and Canada. It operates 52 U.S. golfing centers, three in Britain and one in Australia.

Topgolf has invited investment banks to pitch for roles on the IPO, which is planned for next year, one of the sources said.

The sources cautioned that the IPO plans had not been finalized and requested anonymity because the matter is confidential. Topgolf declined to comment.

Among Topgolf’s top investors are investment firm WestRiver Group, sporting goods company Callaway Golf Co (ELY.N), hockey team Carolina Hurricanes majority owner Thomas Dundon, and buyout firm Providence Equity Partners.

When Callaway increased its investment in Topgolf in December 2017, it valued its 14% stake at $290 million, suggesting an equity valuation for Topgolf of $2.1 billion. Topgolf’s estimated valuation currently could not be established.

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Valentis International Completes Full Scale Maritime Training Exercise

PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 17, 2019 —

Valentis International is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Pearsco Solutions, successfully completed a full scale training exercise that included the United States Coast Guard, United States Custom Border Patrol Air and Marine Operations, and City of Erie Pennsylvania Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Units. The training exercise provided the participants the opportunity to respond to a simulated hijacked vessel scenario with armed mock hijackers onboard. The training evolution was done in real time that also included actors portraying hostages and simulated improvised explosive devices. The exercise was designed to test the response and interdiction capabilities of the law enforcement agencies.


Additionally, Valentis International is pleased to announce that will be providing future training to the United States Coast Guard Station personnel in Erie that will cover tactical assault and close quarter combat evolutions.

“Our oversight and delivery success with this exercise continues to establish our standard to work with law enforcement agencies at the highest level. We are especially excited at the opportunity to further our training to Coast Guard personnel to help prepare them for scenarios they may encounter when conducting their own operations. Our Valentis Special Response Team will also be participating in the shoreside training operation to help give them ongoing exposure to tactical assault and breaching maneuvers while working alongside Coast Guard personnel,” said Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis International.


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Valentis Security Services Introduces Canine Program

PITTSBURGH – Valentis Security, 1326 Streets Run Road, has announced that, as of May 1, it will be providing Explosive Detection Canines as part of its security program services.

“We expect over the next several months that this program will expand to include more dogs as we maintain our focus to support Valentis operations at client sites and law enforcement agencies where there is a need to deploy certified and tested explosive detection dogs,” company officials stated in a press release. “The dogs we provide will meet the same requirements as military and law enforcement explosive detection dogs. Valentis views the canine program as an asset designed to further harden vulnerable client assets.”

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Valentis International Engages OGGI EQUITY


Valentis recently engaged OGGI EQUITY, the European private equity consultancy and financial firm, to consult, advise, and guide Valentis on strategic planning in equity, corporate compliance, stock market goals, European development, and other expansion or focus areas. Valentis seeks to build its resources, with outside assistance, ventures, facilities, and plans, while internally advancing, organically, increased operations, revenue growth, and diverse services and protective services personnel.

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The Physical Security Market Projected Growth

The physical security market is projected to grow from USD 84.1 billion in 2018 to USD 119.4 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2018 to 2023

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

Rising incidents of terror attacks, technological advancements and deployment of wireless technology in security systems, and increasing use of Internet Protocol (IP)-based cameras for video surveillance are expected to drive the overall growth of the physical security market across the globe.

The physical security market is projected to grow from USD 84.1 billion in 2018 to USD 119.4 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2018 to 2023. Rising incidents of terror attacks, technological advancements and deployment of wireless technology in security systems, increasing use of IP-based cameras for video surveillance, implementation of mobile-based access control, and adoption of Internet of Things (IoT)-based security systems with cloud computing platforms are projected to drive the growth of the market across the globe. However, violation of privacy related to physical security systems and services is expected to restrict the growth of the market across the globe.

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Valentis names two key new hires

Thursday January 16, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Valentis Security is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Director of Global Operations, Brett Evans, as of March 1, 2019. Brett brings to Valentis 15 years of Federal Government Law Enforcement and training experience as well as 5 years of corporate security experience. Brett is a former member of the United States Federal Air Marshals and Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) Team for the Federal Government. Evans brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in both domestic and international high risk environments.   Evans will be tasked with overseeing and implementing the global expansion initiative for Valentis.

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Valentis to take over security for Highmark Stadium

Thursday January 3, 2019 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Valentis Security is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide a full scope of asset protection for Highmark Stadium, a sports venue in Pittsburgh, that is the home field for Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a professional soccer league team. Highmark Stadium is also utilized throughout the year for both public and private events such as concerts and festivals.

Valentis Security will be providing a comprehensive security solution to the venue, which will include developing their security plan, training, risk management, uniformed security personnel, and a canine explosives detection unit.

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Pearsco Solutions tapped as training facilitator

Friday, December 7th 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Valentis Security is pleased to announce that its wholly owned division, Pearsco Solutions, will be facilitating and designing a maritime based law enforcement training exercise in May, 2019.

This training exercise will incorporate law enforcement agencies with the United States Government, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Erie. It will focus on preparing the agencies for potential threats that may occur at the Tall Ships Erie® festival scheduled to be held August 22-25, 2019 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“We are very pleased to be leading this training opportunity and working with agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard and City of Erie S.W.A.T to be able to prepare them for maritime based threats involving vessels that are not normally part of their training program,”

– Marnie Sutch, CEO of Valentis Security.