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Chinook Capital Advisors represents owner of Puget Sound Security Patrol, Inc., in strategic sale to PalAmerican Security, Inc.

Chinook Capital Advisors, a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners, acted as strategic advisor to Puget Sound Security Patrol, Inc. (“Puget Sound Security”) in its acquisition by PalAmerican Security, Inc., (“PalAmerican), one of North America’s largest independent security superfirms.

With locations throughout the State of Washington, Puget Sound Security is the region’s leading provider of contract security solutions with a customer base that represents a diverse array of industries. Puget Sound Security has played a pivotal role in the development of the contract security industry in the state over the past few decades.

“Chinook was able to guide me through a very complex process and was a pleasure to work with,” said Jeff Kirby, the former owner. “I was very impressed by the level of their support and services. They ran a very professional process that yielded numerous offers. As a result, I was able to select the ideal buyer for my business and I found that in PalAmerican.”

“We are very excited to have helped Jeff realize the benefits of all his hard work since he founded the business over thirty years ago. The combined resources of Puget Sound Security and PalAmerican have created a true market leader in the Pacific Northwest,” added Ed Kirk, co-founder of Chinook.

“Puget Sound Security has been a pioneer and leader in the industry for decades under the leadership of Jeff Kirby. It was an honor to work with Jeff and help him find the ideal partner in PalAmerican,” added John O’Dore, co-founder of Chinook.


Chinook Capital Advisors, based in Kirkland, WA, is a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners. We help businesses prepare for and execute business ownership transition events.

Our expertise includes sell-side advisory/seller representation services, recapitalizations, advisory board/transaction preparation services, and other services including business valuation and debt advisory. Chinook serves many of the key industries that drive the Pacific Northwest economy, including manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, healthcare products & services, and consumer products & services.

We welcome inquiries from business owners wanting to discuss business valuation, M&A market updates, or how to build value towards a future exit or recapitalization.