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Fortis Fire & Safety Expands California Presence with Acquisition of CJ Suppression

Fortis Fire & Safety (“Fortis”), one of the nation’s newest fire protection service companies, has acquired CJ Suppression Inc. (CJ) headquartered in Corona, CA. This acquisition expands the California presence of Fortis, anchored by the inaugural acquisition of VFS Fire & Security Services (“VFS”) headquartered in Orange County, California.

“Fortis is excited to welcome the CJ Suppression team into the Fortis family,” said Rich Ennis, Chief Executive Officer of Fortis. “CJ is a high-quality fire protection service company with operations in Southern California that will allow us to expand our foothold and significantly grow our business in California.”

“We intend to continue to invest heavily in our brands across the nation, as we build a multi-regional fire protection service company,” said Ennis. “The culture at CJ is one of customer service and innovation, which fits right into the Fortis model.”

J Moyer has seen many successful years of growth under his ownership tenure of CJ. “Partnering with Fortis was a well thought out and deliberate decision based on our shared values and people first philosophy,” said Moyer. “CJ will significantly benefit from the economies of scale that come from being part of a well-capitalized multi-regional company. We are excited to be able to ensure that our customers and our employees continue to receive the very best this industry has to offer,” he added.

“CJ Suppression strengthens the Fortis presence in California, a key element of our strategy of developing multi-regional capability,” said John Solonynko, COO of VFS. “We continue to seek opportunities to expand Fortis’ presence across the country and are excited about the other acquisition and partnership opportunities in the pipeline.”

About Fortis Fire & Safety

Fortis Fire & Safety is one of the nation’s newest fire protection service companies built on the philosophy of People First, Quality Service and Building Lifetime Clients. Fortis will position itself as the next generation of fire protection by building an industry leading company through close partnerships with regional operators and investing heavily in technology.

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Fortis Fire & Safety Acquires LifeSafety Management

“Fortis is excited to welcome the LSM team into the Fortis family as its first acquisition in Florida,” said Tom Vining, Executive Chairman of Fortis. “LSM is a high-quality fire protection service company operating throughout South Florida and will provide us with a foothold to significantly grow our presence in Florida.”

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Fortis Fire & Safety Announces Its Inaugural Acquisition of VFS Fire & Security Services

“We intend to invest heavily in California and Texas, where VFS currently operates, as we build a multi-regional fire protection service company,” said Vining. “The VFS team is exceptional, with their best in class focus on customer service and employee development.”

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Imperial Capital Launches Fortis Fire & Safety

Toronto-based, Imperial Capital is a leading lower middle-market private equity firm focused on North American opportunities to build or acquire growth-oriented platform investments in targeted industry niches within healthcare, business, and consumer services industries.