May 22, 2023 | By GK9PG

Opelika, Alabama, USA, Monday, May 22, 2023: Engineered canine screening and detection leader Global K9 Companies, LLC has acquired MIDLEA, LLC as part of ongoing expansion in its sports and entertainment security sector.

“MIDLEA is the largest provider of canine security to professional sporting teams in Chicago, deploying assets to every major team. This acquisition accelerates our strategic vision of expansion in public spaces. We have a deep history in Chicago and are excited to serve the sports fans of that city,” said Eric Hare, Chief Executive Officer, Global K9 Companies.

“MIDLEA clients will continue to receive excellent service while benefiting from the extensive experience, knowledge and infrastructure Global K9 Companies provides,” said Tim McGann, former Chief Executive Officer of MIDLEA.  To support the MIDLEA client transition, as well as further expansion of Global K9 Companies’ commercial initiatives, Mr. McGann has joined Global K9 Companies as its Director of Commercial Operations.

In addition to the increased number of canine teams available to its customers, Global K9 Companies will continue to expand services to the sports, entertainment, and large-crowd events.

“We understand the importance of delivering canines specifically trained to detect person-worn, concealed-carry explosives and firearms in large crowd events.” said Michael Larkin, Vice President, Commercial Services, Global K9 Companies. “Tim brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our sports and entertainment clients, and we look forward to leveraging his strengths across professional sports leagues and entertainment venues.”

Global K9 Companies is committed to leading the security industry with world-class technology and canine solutions.  Global K9 Companies’ security solutions mitigate risks across a variety of environments including sports, entertainment, transportation, maritime, and parks and attraction.

The addition of MIDLEA resources will allow Global K9 Companies to expand existing partnerships with the U.S. military Civilian Skills Program, the Department of Defense’s Skillbridge Program, and the United Police Work Dog Association (UPWDA).

About Global K9 Companies
Global K9 Companies is an Alabama-based business focused on delivering security solutions to the sports, entertainment, theme parks and aviation security sectors, ensuring safe and effective operations. Global K9 Companies’ key differentiator is its holistic security solution, bringing science and technology to bear in the sourcing and training of canines and handlers. Our technology is used to assist in refining new and emerging threats and deploying AI to meet compliance demands of our customers. Global K9 Companies is a veteran-led business holding a Safety Act designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information about Global K9 Companies, please visit