PE-backed CHA Consulting acquires stake in American Fire Protection

CHA Consulting Inc has acquired an stake in Birmingham, Alabama-based American Fire Protection Inc, a provider of fire protection systems. No financial terms were disclosed. Harpeth Capital LLC provided financial advice to American Fire Protection on the transaction. Cha Consulting is a portfolio company of Long Point Capital.


ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) announced today that they acquired an interest in American Fire Protection, Inc. (AFP), a leader in custom design, engineering, installation, and maintenance of fire protection systems. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, AFP provides turnkey solutions to the automotive, government/military, manufacturing, and distribution/warehouse markets in the US and internationally.

CHA’s CEO & President Mike Carroll states, “The expected growth in the fire protection systems market provides exciting opportunities for the CHA and AFP teams. The demand for global fire protection services and the synergies that exist between our companies and the markets we serve will significantly enhance our ability to provide our clients with innovative, state-of the-art fire protection and engineering services. This partnership is extremely positive for both companies, and I am confident in our future as a leading firm in this very important market.

American Fire Protection, Inc.
AFP President Randy Treglown says, “The American Fire Protection team is excited about the future with such a great company. The CHA partnership will provide tremendous growth opportunities that will enable us to better serve our clients. Together we will continue to provide exceptional customer service and expertise in the fire protection industry.”

The nature of this transaction allows for CHA to actively support AFP’s growth strategies while allowing AFP to manage their daily operations. CHA and AFP will work together to maximize the expertise of both firms to focus on expanding CHA’s Life Safety & Securities service line and providing world-class engineering and fire protection system services to CHA’s and AFP’s clients.

Harpeth Capital, LLC, served as American Fire Protection’s financial advisor during this transaction.

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About CHA Consulting, Inc.
CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering and construction management firm providing a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients. With technical personnel and offices throughout the United States and Canada, CHA offers engineering, architectural, survey, construction, and other services necessary to complete projects on time and within budget. For more information, please visit

About American Fire Protection, Inc.
American Fire Protection, Inc., is a fire protection engineering and design build firm that provides products and services throughout the world. AFP serves the industrial, commercial and federal government markets domestically and internationally. For more information, please visit