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S&S Fire Suppression Systems acquired by Davis-Ulmer

S&S Fire Suppression Systems


Oct 2014


New York

Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client S&S Fire Suppression Systems, Inc. (S&S or the Company), headquartered in Tappan, NY, by Davis-Ulmer Fire Sprinkler Company, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY. The acquisition closed on October 1, 2014.

Founded in 1961 by Domenick and Sam Serrano, S&S designs and installs fire suppression systems and provides inspection, testing, and maintenance services for fire suppression systems. S&S has served the New York State, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and western Connecticut regions for over 50 years. The Company serves local construction companies and contractors for new construction and renovation projects.

Managing Directors Doug Smith and Michael Goss led the Generational Equity deal team that advised S&S on the transaction. According to Michael Goss, "This transaction, from the beginning, was an astonishingly strong cultural fit for both the sellers and the buyer and will ensure that the legacy and values that the founding Serrano family created over 50 years ago will continue to benefit employees, its customers and suppliers, and the many communities it touches in the mid-Atlantic region for years to come, as part of the Davis-Ulmer and APi Group family." Davis-Ulmer offers clients the security of experience, quality performance and turnkey solutions for fire sprinklers, suppression, alarm and detection. With six locations in the Northeast region of the United States, including W&M Sprinkler of New York City, Davis-Ulmer has a strong cross-section of dedicated professionals who are experts in their field.