Align Capital Partners (“ACP”) announced today that it recently completed the majority recapitalization of fire and life safety company International Systems of America, LLC (“ISA” or “the Company”) from Gen Cap America (“Gen Cap”). This was ACP’s fifth platform company investment since the firm’s first fund closed in September 2016.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ISA is a leading provider of fire and life safety services and parts for national, regional and local customers. The Company serves as the complete fire / security partner for its customers through decades-long relationships with major manufacturers, servicing and supplying both new and legacy systems, including a differentiated inventory of certified parts that keeps legacy systems running. ISA’s national footprint and one-stop solution attracts national property managers seeking to simplify their fire safety services spend through vendor consolidation.
“ISA is a great example of the business attributes and industry dynamics that are core to ACP’s investment strategy,” said Managing Partner Steve Dyke. “The Company has been successful in building a unique, dual-pronged service and parts model facilitating niche leadership within a large, fragmented market. ACP is focused on growing ISA through organic growth and acquisitions, while maintaining the exceptional service culture that the Company embodies today under the continued leadership of CEO Mike Epperson.”
“Due to the hard work of the ISA team and support of Gen Cap over the past seven years, we’re well-positioned to execute on multiple growth channels,” said Mike Epperson. “I look forward to realizing these expansion opportunities with our new partners at ACP.”
Managing Partner Chris Jones, Operating Partner John Dupuy, Vice President Jack Parks and Associate Jonathan Vadiee worked alongside Mr. Dyke on the transaction.
International Systems of America, LLC provides inspection, maintenance, and repair services and sells new, repaired, and remanufactured parts for fire and security systems. The Company’s team of professional engineers/designers and NICET-certified technicians can design, install, and program multiple fire and security alarm brands. For more information, visit www.isa-net.com.