Securitas Direct is a security company based in Malmö, Sweden and active in 15 countries in Europe and South America. Securitas Direct was established in 1988 as part of the Swedish group Securitas AB. Then it turned into an independent company. Hellman & Friedman is currently the main shareholder in the group. It was listed at Nasdaq OMX Stockholm in 2006, when it was distributed to the shareholders of Securitas AB. In 2008, the company was bought by ESML Intressenter AB and delisted. In 2011, ESML sells Securitas Direct to Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman.