Red Hawk Fire & Security Acquires Systems Sales Corp.

The deal marks Red Hawk’s first acquisition since being established in 2012 after UTC sold its U.S. fire and security operations to private equity fund.

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Red Hawk Fire & Security consummated its first acquisition since becoming an independent company in 2012 with the purchase of Wall Township, N.J.-based Systems Sales Corp.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In a press release, Red Hawk said the purchase strengthens its existing fire and security services operations in New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware.

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Red Hawk was formed after private equity firm Comvest Partners acquired the U.S. fire and security operations of United Technologies Corp. (UTC). Since then, Red Hawk has focused efforts on growing its commercial client base in the government, health-care and education markets. 

Serving customers in the New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan area since 1981, Systems Sales Corp. provides critical life-safety systems including fire alarm, security, nurse call and communications systems.

“This is a great fit for Red Hawk as we bring on a company that expands and complements the strong teams we already have in place in the region. The combined expertise, local insights and excellent customer relationships Systems Sales brings to the table will reinforce our capabilities in this important area of the country,” says Red Hawk CEO and President Michael McWilliams.

Systems Sales Corp. President John Ventrella says he views the acquisition as a win-win for all parties involved, especially current employees and customers of both Red Hawk and System Sales.

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“This will open the way for us to increase in scale by leveraging Red Hawk’s resources and reach as the highly trained and experienced Systems Sales employees work in tandem with Red Hawk teams to continue developing innovative solutions to best serve our combined portfolio of clients,” Ventrella says.

Systems Sales Corp. offers a wide range of products and services and has been recognized numerous times with the Edwards System Technology Distributor of the Year Award.

“We look forward to blending the strengths of both organizations as we complete this very positive step to build upon our growth and further strengthen our position as the preferred service provider in the fire, life safety, security and banking industry,” McWilliams says.

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