Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC, ranked No. 18 on the SDM 100, purchased two companies to build upon its capabilities in the special hazard fire suppression business and the integrated security services arena.
In separate transactions, Red Hawk announced the purchase of Anaheim, Calif.-based Diversified Protection Systems Inc. (DPSI) and ATCi Communications Inc. (ATCI), headquartered in Miami. The two purchases represent Red Hawk’s fifth and sixth acquisitions in the last 20 months as the company continues to grow both organically and through strategically aligned acquisitions.
“Joining forces with these two great companies on opposite U.S. coasts elevates our expertise and complements our existing geographic presence while also presenting a broader suite of innovative solutions to our valued clients to further our aim of being the preferred choice for all our customers’ fire, life safety and security needs,” said Michael McWilliams, Red Hawk president and CEO.
DPSI is well-respected in the industry and by loyal clients for providing design, installation and the 24/7 service for mission critical environments and high-value assets, Red Hawk described in a press release. DPSI’s expertise includes special hazard clean agent and water mist fire suppression, early warning smoke detection and controls, hazardous gas monitoring, and specialty cooling systems. DPSI President Dominic De Maria will remain with Red Hawk helping develop the new Red Hawk Fire & Security Critical Infrastructure Division.
“We are just as enthusiastic about this purchase as Red Hawk. Not only does it advance Red Hawk’s posture in the fire and life safety industry by adding our specialized team of professionals, but it expands the resources and geographic reach we can now offer our clients as well,” De Maria said.
ATCi Communications brings an expert team that designs, installs and provides technical support and maintenance services of enterprise-level, intelligent video surveillance systems, access control and intrusion alarms for federal and local government facilities and law enforcement agencies, luxury residential and mixed-use properties and large scale commercial projects, Red Hawk described. ATCI also expands Red Hawk’s specialty portfolio of capabilities by providing customized city-wide surveillance and automated license plate reader solutions to municipal clients.
“Being able to now offer fire and life safety services to our existing security portfolio is a win-win for our customers, our people and Red Hawk as well. We look forward to combining our sales and business development efforts to maximize our potential across all product and service lines throughout the entire Florida market,” said Vincent. J. Vento, ATCI’s founder and president.
Red Hawk is ranked No. 3 for Non-Residential Revenue in the latest SDM 100 listing of companies in the industry and No. 7 for total revenue at just under $300 million dollars.
Los Angeles-based Imperial Capital, LLC and Miami-based Pacifica Capital Group LLC co-represented ATCI as financial advisors for the transaction.