Red Hawk Seals 2 Deals to Expand Fire, Integration Portfolios
The acquired companies are Diversified Protection Systems of Anaheim, Calif., and Miami-based ATCi Communications.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Red Hawk Fire & Security has acquired two companies to build upon its capabilities in the special hazard fire suppression business and the integrated security services channel.
In separate transactions, Red Hawk purchased Anaheim, Calif.-based Diversified Protection Systems (DPSI) and Miami-based ATCi Communications. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
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,” says Michael McWilliams, Red Hawk president and CEO.
DPSI provides design, installation and around the clock service for mission critical environments and high value assets, according to an announcement. 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 to assist in developing a new critical infrastructure division for the integrator.
“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,” says De Maria.
Red Hawk’s announcement bills ATCi Communications as South Florida’s largest independent security systems integrator. The company 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.
ATCI also expands Red Hawk’s specialty portfolio of capabilities through its market-leader position in 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,” says Vincent J. Vento, ATCI’s founder and president.
Imperial Capital and Pacifica Capital Group co-represented ATCI as financial advisors for the transaction.
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