KKR-backed Capital Safety acquires Calgary’s Fall Protection Group

Capital Safety Group, a portfolio company of U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), has bought Calgary’s Fall Protection Group Inc, a provider of height training and consultation services established in 1995. The financial terms of the deal were not released. Capital Safety, which designs and manufactures height safety and fall protection equipment, said the acquisition would provide global customers with a broader range of solutions. Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, Capital Safety was acquired by KKR in 2012 from its previous owner, Arle Capital Partners, for US$1.12 billion.


Capital Safety Acquires Fall Protection Group, Inc.

Company expands business in Alberta, Canada

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Aug 05, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Capital Safety™ , home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands, today announced that it has acquired Fall Protection Group Inc., a Calgary, Alberta based company committed to industry leading training for at-height workers. Capital Safety is a global leader in fall protection and height safety.

“The acquisition of Fall Protection Group expands our footprint in training and consulting services, which will provide our customers with a broader range of solutions,” said Stephen Oswald, Capital Safety CEO. “It brings together two great organizations with established reputations in the industry, further strengthening our position as a world leader in fall safety, while delivering our mission of bringing every worker at height home safely.”

Ron O’Neil, Director of Fall Protection Group added, “We are thrilled with this acquisition which will provide tremendous opportunity for Fall Protection Group. Combining our nearly 20 years of experience with the skilled experts at Capital Safety will allow us to better support our customers ensuring that everyone we touch continues to receive the highest quality training and consulting available in the industry.”

No further details were disclosed.

About Fall Protection Group Inc.

Established in 1995, Fall Protection Group provides at height training and consultation services in Canada and the United States. Fall Protection Group’s client list boasts some of the most respected corporations in Railroad, Government, Airline, Oil and Gas and many other industries where employees work at height. Consultation services offer Expert Witness Services, Risk Assessment, Rescue Assessment and Safe Work Procedures. To learn more about Fall Protection Group, visit them at http://fallprogroup.com/ .

About Capital Safety

Capital Safety, a world leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 27 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands. Capital Safety’s products and services are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance and professional customer service. For more information, contact Capital Safety at 800-328-6146, or visit them at www.capitalsafety.com .

SOURCE: Capital Safety

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