Sunny River-owned FSP buys Georgian Bay Fire & Safety

Fire Safety & Protection LLC (FSP) has acquired Georgian Bay Fire & Safety Ltd, an Owen Sound, Ontario-based life safety and property protection business.

Terms weren’t disclosed. Georgian President Tim McKay and Vice President Jeff Taylor will remain with the company.

Established in 1969, Georgian operates more than 60 vehicles to service fire, security and communication systems for Ontario commercial and residential customers.

FSP, an Atlanta-based fire and life safety company, said the acquisition advances its goal of building a strong presence in North America.

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

PRESS RELEASE

Fire Safety & Protection Acquires Georgian Bay Fire & Safety, Ltd.

OWEN SOUND, Ontario – August 20, 2019 – (Newswire.com) – Fire Safety & Protection, LLC (“FSP”), a portfolio company of Sunny River Management, LLC (“SRM”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Georgian Bay Fire & Safety, Ltd. (“Georgian Bay”), one of Ontario’s largest life safety and property protection companies. Georgian Bay is known throughout the region for its high level of customer service and technical expertise.

The acquisition of Georgian Bay is an exciting addition to the Fire Safety & Protection platform. Fire Safety & Protection, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is an emerging high-growth fire and life safety business that is building a strong presence in the U.S and Canada. FSP seeks to grow through partnering with like-minded small businesses across the U.S and Canada. Georgian Bay is FSP’s fifth acquisition in the last 12 months. FSP was founded by Sunny River Management, LLC (SRM), a private family investment firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. SRM focuses on taking a long-term view in building great mid-sized businesses in highly desirable industries, with a focus on industries that impact safety and human well-being.

Georgian Bay customers, suppliers and employees should expect the same unwavering commitment to customer service, quality and integrity they have come to expect from Georgian Bay over the past half-century. Jeff Taylor and Tim McKay will both remain with Georgian Bay to oversee continued growth under new ownership. The FSP and Georgian Bay management teams share the same views regarding customer service and look forward to continuing and growing customer relationships throughout Ontario and beyond.

“The acquisition of Georgian Bay is an exciting addition to FSP, given Georgian Bay’s long-established presence throughout Ontario, reputation for customer service, and seasoned leadership that brings a wealth of technical expertise. Georgian Bay is poised to continue growing and further expands FSP’s presence in Ontario”, explains Curt Bagnall, CEO of FSP. “Our focus will continue to be on the customer, employee training, and investing in our capabilities, with a shared goal of continued growth and industry-leading service.”

About Georgian Bay Fire & Safety, Ltd.

Established in 1969 by Nels and Nancy Mckay, Georgian Bay Fire & Safety Ltd. is one of Ontario’s largest life safety and property protection companies. With more than 60 fully stocked service vehicles dispatched from offices across the province, Georgian Bay meets customers’ needs effectively and efficiently. From fire extinguishers to the design, installation and maintenance of integrated fire alarm and security systems Georgian Bay has the in-house resources and capabilities to tackle any sized project and deliver it on time and on budget.

To learn more about Georgian Bay, visit http://www.gbfire.com.

About Fire Safety & Protection, LLC

FSP is an emerging high-growth fire and life safety business committed to providing fire and life safety solutions to a diverse group of customers in the U.S and Canada, all with the highest level of customer service.

To learn more about FSP, visit http://www.fire-sp.com.

About Sunny River Management, LLC

SRM is a private family investment firm focused on building great mid-sized businesses in a few select 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. SRM’s current platforms include: Industrial Inspection & Analysis, Fire Safety & Protection, and United Medical Imaging.

To learn more about SRM, visit http://www.sunnyrivermanagement.com.