FORT MYERS, Fla. — Integrated Fire and Security Solutions (IFSS), based here, has received a majority private equity investment to drive strategic growth and further build its market presence in the Southeastern United States.
No financial terms were disclosed; however, in an announcement IFSS described the investment as “sizable.” The funding will be used to expand sales operations, acquire similarly aligned service providers and boost service offerings focused on recurring revenue services.
The investment by Newlook Capital is part of the organization’s strategic focus on investing in high-growth industrial services companies driven by highly experienced and motivated management teams, the announcement states.
“We see security and fire services as a major growth market and IFSS has built a rock-solid customer base and strong brand,” says Oliver Blum, portfolio manager, Newlook Capital. “IFSS is driving exciting integrated systems differentiated by emerging technologies, is growing rapidly, and gaining substantial market share. That record of achievement makes it very easy for us to support their future growth goals.”
IFSS delivers fire alarm, video surveillance and access control systems across Florida, as well as life-safety systems that enable facilities to keep people and property safe. Newlook’ s investment will allow IFSS to expand and advance its business to further develop its product and services portfolio to meet the specific business and security intelligence needs of users in a variety of markets, such as hospitals, airports, seaports, boarder stations, school systems, universities and hospitality.
“We are excited about this new development and appreciate the chance to strengthen our world-class offerings and depth in the industry,” says Justin Peterson, president, IFSS. “Moving forward, we look to place a strong focus on investing in the fire and services market, and this opportunity, coupled with our experience and resources, furthers our ability to design and install large, complex systems in our target markets.”
Generational Equity advised IFSS in securing the investment. Canada-based Newlook Capital has four industry-specialized funds available to the retail and institutional markets.
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