Sunny River-owned FSP acquires Allard Fire Protection

Fire Safety & Protection LLC (FSP) has acquired Allard Fire Protection Inc, an Ottawa-based one-stop provider of fire protection services.

No financial terms were disclosed. The seller was CEO Derek Allard, who established the company in 1996.

Going forward, the management of Noti-Secur, a Canadian affiliate of FSP, an Atlanta-based fire and life safety business, will oversee Allard’s operations.

FSP was formed in 2018 by Sunny River Management, a U.S. family office private equity investor.

PRESS RELEASE

Fire Safety & Protection LLC Acquires Allard Fire Protection Inc.

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 10, 2019 (Newswire.com) – Fire Safety & Protection (“FSP”), a portfolio company of Sunny River Management (“SRM”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Allard Fire Protection Inc. (“Allard”), a local leader in fire safety. Fire Safety & Protection is an emerging, high-growth fire and life safety business based in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition of Allard is an exciting addition to FSP as it continues to grow in the United States and Canada.

Allard’s customers should expect the same dedication to customer service they have come to expect over the years. Jeff Singleton, general manager of FSP portfolio company Noti-Secur, will manage the company and oversee continued growth under the new ownership. Allard owner Derek Allard will remain with the company to oversee the transition before retiring to pursue other business interests. The Allard Fire Protection team and Fire Safety & Protection share the same views regarding customer service and integrity.

“The acquisition of Allard Fire Protection is a great addition to the FSP family. Allard Fire Protection has a long-established presence in the fire security market and brings a wealth of experience to our Canadian team,” explains John Cote, managing partner, SRM.

Derek Allard, owner of Allard Fire Protection Inc., said, “After 24 years of owning Allard Fire Protection, I’m excited to have been acquired by Sunny River Management. I know the company is in good hands with the vision and growth strategies of John Cote and team. Through the management of Noti-Secur, our valued customers and employees will benefit from their knowledge and resources for years to come.”

About Sunny River Management LLC

SRM is a private family investment firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, focused on building great mid-sized businesses in a few highly desirable industries. SRM builds its platform businesses through partnering with small businesses and investing in growth within those businesses as part of a larger platform. SRM takes a long-term view with its acquisitions and investments. To learn more about SRM, visit http://www.sunnyrivermanagement.com.